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2014 Award Winners

Student Award Winners

Judith Elwood and Alison Rodgers, from Queens University Belfast, who travelled to Montrose in Scotland and Ekwendeni in Malawi, respectively.  Judith also received a Midwives Award in 2017.

Georgina Evans of Cardiff University, and Hannah Smith, student at the University of South Wales, who had elective placements in Tanzania and Uganda

Margaret Reid from Edinburgh Napier University who had a four-week stay with midwives in Alberta, Canada

Amanda Gill and Emma Barton, of Bournemouth University, who travelled together to Nanyuki and Lewa in Kenya

Three students from Kings College London who choose diverse projects: Emily Maclean to study qualitative research methods, Helen Quinn to go to Kenya and Julia Clark to experience ‘high- risk home birth’ in Sheffield

Anne O’Loghlen and Olivia Armshaw from the University of the West of England – Anne had a placement in Porthcawl, Wales, and Olivia by contrast in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Faye Callaghan, City University, who went on a placement to Somaliland

Emma Pennington, University of Salford, who experienced a remote part of the UK in the Scilly Isles

Maureen Wahedi, University of Cumbria, who visited a midwife-led unit in Idstein, Germany

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Midwives Award Winners

Debbie Garrod received a contribution to her fees for her PhD at the University of Leeds, on fathers’ experiences at the birth of their babies. Debbie received a further Midwives Award in 2017.

Lowri Hansford received a contribution to her fees for her PhD at Cardiff University, on the experience of mothers with a baby in a neonatal intensive care unit

Annabel Jay received a contribution towards her cost of living whilst undertaking her Doctorate in Health Research exploring women’s experiences of induction of labour, at the  University of Hertfordshire.

Jan Stosiek received conference funding as part of her professional doctorate at Bournemouth University on the subject of breastfeeding after breast cancer

Shawn Walker received a contribution towards equiptment for her PhD at University of East Anglia, on ‘developing competence and expertise in upright breech birth’

Emma Matthews, midwife at Wirral University Hospital focused on psychological trauma after childbirth in her studies at Chester University. Emma also received the commemorative Dame Rosalind Paget award

Leanne Rutkowski, midwife at the Sheffield Teaching Hospital, was exploring normality in high risk care at the University of Nottingham

Tessa Snelgar, working at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, took an MSc course in Global Health & Development at University College London

Elizabeth Treasure working at the Robert Gordon University and for NHS Grampian in Aberdeen is taking an MSc course at the University of Glasgow in care for women using drugs and alcohol

Adele Roberts, based at the Hywel Dda Health Board in Carmarthen, Wales, received funding to travel to the International Confederation of Midwives Congress in Prague to present a paper on her project to ensure a positive experience of birth for Polish women

Susan Roberts, also a midwife at the Wirral Hospital, organised a four-day training course in complementary therapies for three midwives

Helena White and Kathryn Humpherson of Worcester Acute NHS Trust both traveled to Sierra Leone as part of the African Maternity Health Link, and present a workshop

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Ann Stewart Award

A discretionary award was made to Paulina Storek, student at the University of Salford, who impressed the Trustee with her variety of practice-based and awareness-raising activities around the enhanced care of deaf women and their partners

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The 1st joint Iolanthe/RCM Jean Davies Award

This was awarded to Laura Abbott, lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, who is pursuing a Doctorate in Health Research on the experiences of pregnant women in prison. Laura’s funding was to help not only her studies but her voluntary work in prisons and her awareness-raising activities about the issues for these families.  In 2017 Laura received a futher Midwives Award to enable her to complete her PhD

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