The first round of judging is over and the shortlist for the first ever International Maternity Expo awards is revealed. Take a look at who has made the cut!

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Over the last 12 months the team behind the International Maternity Expo have been scouring the globe in order to recognise and celebrate the very finest examples of maternity care, research and best practice.

We were delighted to receive hundreds of submissions from all over the world, leaving our expert panel of judges (listed here) with the incredibly tough task of whittling down so many worthy nominations to our final shortlist of 46 nominees spread across 15 award categories.

The Millennium Gloucester Hotel
The Millennium Gloucester Hotel

The winners of the inaugural International Maternity Expo Awards will be announced at a glitzy awards ceremony on the evening of Tuesday 12th November>.

England’s first Chief Midwifery Officer, Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, will also be on hand at the ceremony to award a special Gold Award recognising lifetime achievement in midwifery.

The ceremony will be filmed and streamed live online allowing nominees from around the world to participate in the celebration.

Discussing the judging process for the awards Professor Lesley Page said:

“We’ve just had the most amazing morning looking at those who have been nominated for awards, and the stories have been absolutely inspiring. It’s been very difficult to make a decision but we hope that you are going to be there on the 12th and 13th November to see who has won and help celebrate this wonderful work.”

Dr Sheena Byrom OBE, Director of All4Maternity and co-host of the International Maternity Expo said:

“I’ve been part of the decision making this morning around the awards for the IME 2019. It’s been exciting and also very humbling because we’ve read the most amazing stories from midwives, obstetricians, service users and just incredible people really that are doing inspirational work, so it’s exciting and we are dying to know who has won.” 

 

The International Maternity Expo Awards Shortlist

RESEARCH INNOVATION AWARD

  • Melissa Cheyney, Associate Professor, Oregon State University, USA
  • Dr Shawn Walker, Director, Lecturer, Breech Specialist Midwife Breech Birth Network, Kings College London, GSTT
  • Andrew Weeks, Consultant Obstetrician, Liverpool Women’s Hospital

STUDENT & TRAINEE AWARD

  • Mary McCauley, Academic Clinical Lecturer and an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (ST7) Liverpool Women’s hospital and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • Lara Carter, Student Midwife, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Joanna Wilson, Student midwife, Anglia Ruskin University

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AWARD

  • Mary Sidebotham and Jenny Gamble, Associate Professor and Head of Midwifery Griffith University, Australia
  • Hannah McCauley and Kirsty Lowe senior research associate in midwifery Liverpool school of tropical medicine
  • VIDM Committee (Linda Wylie), Conference Convenor and Committee Member, VIDM (Virtual International Day of the Midwife)
  • Tara R. Livesay, Midwife and Director Heartline Maternity Center, Haiti
  • Darwin Diaz, Project Medical Referent, Medecins Sans Frontières- Timergara Project, Pakistan

INTERNATIONAL MIDWIFE OF THE YEAR

  • Fran McConville, Technical Officer, Midwifery World Health Organisation
  • Atsede Kidane, Director, Atsede’s and Indie’s Clinic, Gubrye, Ethiopia

UK MIDWIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Jayne Marshall, Foundation Professor in Midwifery, University of Leicester
  • Samukeliso Tennyson, Midwife, Northampton General Hospital
  • Erika Glenny, Caseloading Midwife, King’s College Hospital

MATERNITY TEAM AWARD

  • Highfield Midwifery Team, Wirral Hospital Trust
  • The Maternity Team at Whiston Hospital, St Helens & Knowlsey Trust
  • BMid@Cardiff, Cardiff University

PRACTICE INNOVATION AWARD

  • Rachel Reed, Senior Lecturer, University of Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • Emma Spillane, Co-Director and Training Co-ordinator for Breech Birth Network, CIC, Lead Midwife for Birth Centre and Juniper Continuity Team, Specialist Breech Midwife, Breech Birth Network and St George’s University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Emi Nurjasmi, Midwifery Lecturer, Health Polytechnic, Indonesia
  • Andrew Weeks, Consultant Obstetrician, Liverpool Women’s Hospital

TRANSFORMATION INNOVATION AWARD

  • Zoe Nelson, Maternity Matron, The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust
  • Melanie Wildman, Postnatal Ward Manager, Royal Oldham Hospital
  • Joanne Parkington, CEO, One to One Midwives
  • Make Birth Better, Collaborative of psychiatrists, psychologists, parents, health visitors, midwifes, doulas, hynobirthers, charities, NCT, AIMS, AIMH, RCM, RCOG
  • Elinore Macgillivray on behalf of OBS Cymru, Senior Improvement Manager, 1000 Lives Improvement
  • Tamba’s Maternity Engagement Team, Project Manager and Project Co-Ordinators, Tamba

IMPROVING SAFETY AWARD

  • Safe Obstetric Systems, Fetal Pillow for making the impacted fetal head at full dilation caesarean section easier and safer
  • Dr Shawn Walker, Director, Lecturer, Breech Specialist Midwife, Breech Birth Network, Kings College London, GSTT

MATERNITY VOICES AWARD

  • Reem Saeed Alghamdi, PhD Candidate in Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Georgie Watson, MVP Chair, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LMS

SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATION AWARD

  • Zoe Nelson, Maternity Matron, The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust
  • Shona McCann, Specialist Midwife in Perinatal Mental Health, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, NHS Grampian
  • Jane Raitt, Chief Midwife (Interim), NHS Grampian

INCLUSION AWARD

  • Atsede’s and Indie’s Clinic Midwifery Team, Midwives, Atsede’s Clinic, Gubrye, Ethiopia
  • Teyluva Midwives, Midwives, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Ruth Oshikanlu MBE, Midwife/Pregnancy Mindset Expert, Tune In To Your Baby

BUILT ENVIRONMENT AWARD

  • TESIS – Birth Environment Research Group, Architects/Researchers, University of Florence – Department of Architecture, Italy
  • Jane Urben, Head of Midwifery, The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust Maternity Services

MATERNITY LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT AWARD

  • Joanne Parkington, CEO, One to One Midwives
  • Tara R. Livesay, Midwife and Director, Heartline Maternity Center, Haiti

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Amanda Burleigh, Midwifery Consultant
  • Joanne Parkington, CEO, One to One Midwives
  • Stephanie Michaelides, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, Middlesex University

Congratulations to all of our nominees! We look forward to revealing the winners on the 12th November. Take a look at our nominees gallery below.

1000 lives Improvement - Transformation Innovation Award Nominee
1000 lives Improvement – Transformation Innovation Award Nominee
Atsede Kidane - International Midwife of the Year Nominee
Atsede Kidane – International Midwife of the Year Nominee
Dr Shawn Walker - Research Innovation Award & Improving Safety Award Nominee
Dr Shawn Walker – Research Innovation Award & Improving Safety Award Nominee
Emi Nurjasmi - Practice Innovation Award Nominee
Emi Nurjasmi – Practice Innovation Award Nominee
Atsede’s and Indie’s Clinic Midwifery Team - Inclusion Award Nominee
Atsede’s and Indie’s Clinic Midwifery Team – Inclusion Award Nominee
Rachel Reed - Practice Innovation Award Nominee
Rachel Reed – Practice Innovation Award Nominee
Ruth Oshikanlu MBE - Inclusion Award Nominee
Ruth Oshikanlu MBE – Inclusion Award Nominee
Georgie Watson - Maternity Voices Award Nominee
Georgie Watson – Maternity Voices Award Nominee
TESIS – Birth Environment Research Group - Built Environment Award Nominee
TESIS – Birth Environment Research Group – Built Environment Award Nominee
Mary McCauley - Student and Trainee Award Nominee
Mary McCauley – Student and Trainee Award Nominee
Melanie Wildman – Transformation Innovation Award Nominee
Melanie Wildman – Transformation Innovation Award Nominee
Hannah McCauley and Kirsty Lowe - International Education Award Nominees
Hannah McCauley and Kirsty Lowe – International Education Award Nominees
Tamba’s Maternity Engagement Team - Transformation Innovation Award Nominee
Tamba’s Maternity Engagement Team – Transformation Innovation Award Nominee
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