Professor Dame Tina Lavender

Dame Tina is Professor of Matenal and Newborn Health and Director of the Centre for Childbirth, Women's and Newborn Health (World Health Organization Collaborating Centre) at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She holds an honorary Chair at The University of Manchester and St Mary's Hospital, Manchester. She is a Visiting Professor at the University of Nairobi. She leads a prgramme of research, with a focus on improving maternal and newborn outcomes. Dame Tina is Director of an NIHR Global Health Research Grant on the prevention and management of Stillbirth. She is Associate Editor of the African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. Dame Tina is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Midwives. She has played an active role in promoting improved educational midwifery standards, through a number of innovative educational projects, as well as through formal academic roles. Dame Tina also acts as a regular Advisor to the World Health Organization, particularly in relation to research priority setting, guideline development and as a reviewer of educational materials. In 2016 she was nominated as one of BBC's 100 more inspirational women in the world. In 2018 she was made a Senior NIHR Investigator.