Birthlight's patron - Professor Lesley Page
My work has always integrated practice, leadership and management, academic work and political activity. I am Visiting Professor of Midwifery at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, Visiting Professor University of Technology Sydney and Visiting Professor University of Sydney. I was expert adviser to the King’s Fund independent inquiry into the safety of maternity services in England that reported in Safe Births: Everybody’s Business (2008). I have had many years experience working as a senior manager in the NHS and in Universities in the United Kingdom and Canada. I have published widely and have lectured in many parts of the world. I was a member of the Expert Maternity Group that wrote Changing Childbirth, published in 1993, and was specialist adviser to the House of Commons Sub-committee responsible for investigating the state of maternity services in 2003. I am a member of the RCM Board. For many years, my research has focused on the effects of carer continuity on birth outcomes and evidence based care and place of birth. My clinical practice is in the Cotswold Maternity Service in Chipping Norton Oxon that is part of the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust. Together with Rona McCandlish I am the editor of the well known book ‘The New Midwifery: Science and Sensitivity in Practice’ (2006) published by Elsevier.
Professor Lesley Page's website