Sue Macdonald

Conference Chair

Midwifery Consultant and Educationalist

Sue is a midwife and educationalist by background. After qualifying as a nurse at Guys hospital, she trained as a midwife. She worked as a midwife in London and in Dorset, working in all areas of maternity services. She then moved into midwifery education after completing the Advanced Diploma in Midwifery. Whilst working in education she designed the first ‘direct entry’ midwifery programme in London,and developed a range of innovative continuing education courses for midwives from initial degree to Masters level. Sue worked at the Royal College of Midwives for 10 years, managing the research and education agendas.

More recently Sue has been involved in   a UNICEF programme overseas, and in developing electronic learning materials.  She is passionate about developing midwifery practice, research and education, and is currently undertaking an MPhil/PhD at Middlesex University.  Sue is currently editing the 15th Edition of Mayes Midwifery Textbook.

She received an Honorary Fellowship from the RCM in June 2014.