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Speakers

Frankie Bramble, Commercial Manager, MA Healthcare

Rachael Crane, Maternity Bereavement Support Worker and Research Evaluation and QI Scholar, The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Racheal Crane is a Bereavement Midwifery Support Worker at the James Paget University Hospital. She lost her son Max 8 years ago and since then has been passionate about babyloss and bereavement support. Racheal successfully applied for a place on the NMAHP Research Programme in 2022 and chose to design a bespoke Bereavement Support and Aftercare Service for families and staff when involved in the loss of a baby. Since doing this her work has been recognised nationally and has been received several awards and spoken at conferences nationwide; Racheal is respected for her work.

Kim Crossan, Lecturer, University of Notre Dame

Kimberley-Ann Crossan (Kim) is a Registered midwife since 2012 and Registered Nurse since 2009, who completed her studies in the United Kingdom.
Kim’s midwifery career has covered the full scope of midwifery since qualifying. She has worked in a variety of settings, from community midwifery through to tertiary/quaternary units since moving to Western Australia. She has a passion for education where she was also a clinical facilitator within the clinical units, but also a clinical midwife with a passion with caring for women in maternity assessment units, birth suite and postnatal wards.
Kim is currently doing her Masters, which will lead onto a PhD, which is investigating the ever growing contemporary topic of gender neutral language within the healthcare setting.

Cheryl Edwards, Occupational Therapist , St. George’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Elizabeth, Trudy and Cheryl developed and established the innovative and collaborative Occupational Therapy and Maternal Medicine Midwife ante-natal service in 2015.  The service was developed to better support the needs of birthing people with physical and/or sensory impairments accessing ante-natal services at St. George’s Hospital, London, aiming to enhance and empower their early parenting experiences.  In 2016 Elizabeth, Trudy and Cheryl won a Health Innovation Network award, which recognised the innovative nature of the service development. Since then they have spoken at many different midwifery and occupational therapy conferences and forums, sharing their experiences of setting up the service.

Komal Kumar, Diabetes Obstetric Dietitian, Epsom and St Helier University NHS Trust

Elizabeth Lee-Hust Lyle, Occupational Therapist, Brainkind, Daniel Yorath House, Leeds (and formerly St. George’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)

Elizabeth, Trudy and Cheryl developed and established the innovative and collaborative Occupational Therapy and Maternal Medicine Midwife ante-natal service in 2015.  The service was developed to better support the needs of birthing people with physical and/or sensory impairments accessing ante-natal services at St. George’s Hospital, London, aiming to enhance and empower their early parenting experiences.  In 2016 Elizabeth, Trudy and Cheryl won a Health Innovation Network award, which recognised the innovative nature of the service development. Since then they have spoken at many different midwifery and occupational therapy conferences and forums, sharing their experiences of setting up the service.

Claire Whitehouse, Clinical Director for Research and Development & Senior Nurse for Nursing, Midwifery and AHP Research , The James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

As Clinical Director for Research and Development, Claire is responsible for providing assurance of quality, safety and experience in research to Trust Board. She created the NMAHP-Research and Evaluation Service in 2020 with the view of developing capacity, capability and confidence of staff, patients and the public in research activities and leadership. Claire is a staunch supporter of midwifery services and care and designed the scholarship programme through which co-presenter Racheal developed Max’s Legacy. She is a Visiting Fellow for the University of East Anglia, Co-Chair of the International Association of Clinical Research Nurses and Midwives (IACRN), and PhD student with the University of Staffordshire.

Trudy Williams, Consultant Midwife and Advanced Clinical Practitioner/Non-medical prescriber, Surrey Heartlands ICB (on secondment from St. George’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

Elizabeth, Trudy and Cheryl developed and established the innovative and collaborative Occupational Therapy and Maternal Medicine Midwife ante-natal service in 2015.  The service was developed to better support the needs of birthing people with physical and/or sensory impairments accessing ante-natal services at St. George’s Hospital, London, aiming to enhance and empower their early parenting experiences.  In 2016 Elizabeth, Trudy and Cheryl won a Health Innovation Network award, which recognised the innovative nature of the service development. Since then they have spoken at many different midwifery and occupational therapy conferences and forums, sharing their experiences of setting up the service.