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Advisory Group Membership

Name Organisation Role
Amali Lokugamage University College London Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Whittington Health NHS Trust

Honorary Associate Professor, UCL Institute for Women’s Health

Amanda Mansfield London Ambulance Service Trust Consultant Midwife,
London Ambulance Service
Annie Francis Neighbourhood Midwives Co-Founder of Neighbourhood Midwives and Independent midwifery advisor
Arie Franx Erasmus MC Professor of Obstetrics in particular fetal development and maternal health
Caroline Homer Burnet Institute, Australia Co-Program Director Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health,
Burnet Institute, Australia
Clea Harmer Sands Chief Executive, Sands
David Monteith Grace in Action Co-founder Grace in Action
Duncan Fisher Family included Policy, Research and Innovation lead at Family Initiative
Elizabeth Duff Expert, postnatal care NCT Charity Representative
Franka Cadée International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) President of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM)
Keith Reed Twins Trust CEO, Twins Trust
Lia Brigante RCM Quality & Standards Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives
Louise Griew National Maternity Voices Local Maternity System User Rep and Director, National Maternity Voices
Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho Midwifery Unit Network CEO of the Midwifery Unit Network Lecturer and Researcher, City, University of London
Lucy Frith University of Liverpool Reader in Bioethics and Social Science
Marian Knight National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health
Mary Ross-Davie RCM Scotland Director of the Royal College of Midwives for Scotland
Maureen Treadwell Birth Trauma Association Research Officer for the Birth Trauma Association
Myles Taylor British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society President, British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society

Obstetrician, Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust

Neil Marlow University College London Professor of neonatal medicine at UCL. Chair of the NHS England Neonatal critical care review and MTP Neonatal implementation board
Rebecca Brione Birthrights Research and Partnerships Officer, Birthrights
Rebecca Abe and Tinuke Awe FivexMore Co-Founders of the Five X More Campaign: a campaign that highlights the disparity in maternal outcomes for black women in the U.K
Ruth Bender-Atik The Miscarriage Association National Director of The Miscarriage Association
Seana Talbot BirthWise NI Co-chair, Birthwise NI and Maternity and neonatal service manager, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Tim Draycott Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Vice President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
Toyin Adeyinka MVP BAME group Lewisham MVP chair representing The Nova Network
Trixie Mcaree NHS England National Midwifery Lead for Continuity of Carer
Yana Richens Whittington Health NHS Trust Director of Midwifery at Whittington Health NHS Trust