Dr Sally Pezaro
Midwife, Lecturer and Researcher
Dr Sally Pezaro is an academic midwife with clinical as well as learning and teaching experience.
Whilst her areas of interest broadly encompass midwifery and maternity services research, the ‘Golden Thread’ through Sally’s work is the application of maternity workforce perspectives.
Sally’s current research is focussed on improving maternity care for childbearing women with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) and the related Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD). Additionally, Sally’s work looks to improve workplace wellbeing for maternity staff through the development of compassionate workplaces.
One of Sally’s more recent publications include the Royal College of Midwives report and recommendations on workplace support for midwives experiencing domestic abuse. Some of her research work has also contributed to the development of NHS England’s support guide towards commissioning for workplace compassion.
As well as teaching, mentoring and supervising students in evidence-based practice and research methodologies, Sally is also associate editor for the International Journal of Childbirth and the CPQ Women and Child Health journal. She uses social media to maximise her potential in academia and sources talent at every level to ensure that all projects are delivered with impact. Sally is also proud to stand as a steering group committee member of the Mary Seacole Awards programme. This programme is funded by Health Education England and delivered in association with the Royal College of Midwives, the Royal College of Nursing, Unison and Unite with support from NHS Employers.