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Midwifery Professor receives prestigious Fellowship

26 June 2019

Midwifery Professor receives prestigious Fellowship

The Royal College Midwives (RCM) has awarded Cardiff University midwife and Professor Julia Sanders with an RCM fellowship.

The RCM’s Fellowship scheme recognises midwives who provide exceptional leadership and deliver excellence in practice, education or research.

Julia has been a midwife since 1986 and for most of her career has combined clinical, teaching and research roles. Julia was a Consultant Midwife in Cardiff for 12 years from 2005, and currently works in a post jointly between Cardiff University and Cardiff & Vale University Health Board developing and delivering research and encouraging others to do the same.

At Cardiff University she is the lead on a programme of midwifery research in the School of Healthcare Sciences. Current studies include the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded POOL study evaluating the safety of water birth for mothers and babies and is evaluation of the effectiveness of the Family Nurse Partnership programme in England and Scotland.

Julia is the Wales NIHR lead for Reproductive Health and Childbirth and has many years’ experience in the design and delivery of large and complex studies evaluating maternity and early years’ interventions.

Upon receiving her award Professor Julia Sanders said “I am delighted and honoured to receive this award and to become an RCM Fellow. I would like to thank all my clinical and academic colleagues who have inspired, supported and encouraged me throughout my career, and also the many women and midwives who have contributed, or will contribute to future research projects.”

I anticipate that the Fellowship will provide new opportunities for me to support midwives in their care of women, babies and families.”

Read here for more information on the RCM Fellowships.

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