Dr Tracey Cooper
Head of Midwifery
Warrington Hospital Maternity Unit
Dr Tracey Cooper has 25 years midwifery experience, working in all areas of midwifery and birth settings. She has held both management and Consultant Midwife roles.
She is currently Head of Midwifery at Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She has successfully developed both freestanding and alongside midwifery led units and midwifery models of care.
She contributes to guidance and professional policy locally and nationally. She is currently a member of the NICE High Risk Intrapartum Guideline Group. She was a member of the NICE Intrapartum guideline group and the new NICE Intrapartum Standards for Healthy Women and Babies. She is a CQC Specialist Advisor and part of the BJM Editorial Board. She has been working internationally to assist midwives in Bulgaria to develop midwifery led services in an oppressive medicalised culture.
Tracey gained her PhD in 2011 at UCLAN, looking at Women and Midwives Perceptions of the Midwife’s Role.