Jo Dickens (Midwife, UK)

Jo is a midwife who has gained a broad understanding of the issues of pregnancy and baby loss through her clinical work as a Bereavement Specialist Midwife at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, UK.  Jo was the Clinical Advisor to the MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Confidential Enquiry Programme from 2016 to 2018 and has presented on findings relating to postnatal and bereavement care following perinatal death.  Having commenced her postgraduate

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Prof. Jill Wieber Lens (Lawyer, USA)

Jill Wieber Lens is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Her expertise is in tort and remedies laws, and her research focus is on legal recognition and treatment of stillbirth. That research has included how tort law addresses stillbirth if due to tortious conduct, how tort law could affect doctor-patient communications and treatment, and the relationship between abortion laws and legal recognition of

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Dr. Rosnah Sutan (Associate Professor, Malaysia)

Dr Rosnah Sutan is an Associate Professor at the Medical Faculty National University of Malaysia (UKMMC). Her primary area of expertise is Family Health Physician and her research interest is public health related to reproductive health, maternal care and perinatal health. Her PHD dissertation was on the determinant of unexplained stillbirth. Her teaching career spans over 15 years. She has initiates psychosocial support group for perinatal bereavement couple in UKMMC

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Elizabeth Ayebare (Midwife, Lecturer, Uganda)

Ms. Ayebare is a midwife and Lecturer at the Department of Nursing, Makerere University, Uganda. She holds a Bachelor’s of Nursing and a Master of Nursing (Midwifery and Women’s Health) degree of Makerere University. She received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Child Nursing from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has worked as a faculty and clinical instructor in Midwifery and Paediatric nursing specialties as a faculty for over

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Sheelagh McGuinness (Reader in Law, Researcher, UK)

Sheelagh McGuinness is a Reader in Law at the Centre for Health, Law, and Society in the University of Bristol’s School of Law. Her undergraduate studies were at the National University of Ireland, Galway (BA, LLB) and her postgraduate studies were at the University of Manchester (MA, PhD). She is interested in the fields of health law, law and reproduction, and law and gender and has published across these areas in law, ethics,

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Dr. Christy Burden (Obstetrician, UK)

Dr Christy Burden is a Consultant Senior Lecturer and Head of the Academic Women’s Health Unit at the University of Bristol (UoB). She and the team at UoB have published seminal work on virtual reality simulation education and training and more recently research in the area of high-risk pregnancies and perinatal loss. This includes publications in the Lancet on psychosocial outcomes after perinatal death. Her clinical and research interests are in maternal

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Claire Foord (Advocate, Australia)

Claire Foord is a mother, artist, educator and advocate. Claire learned of the leading cause of death in children in Australia, in what some would consider the hardest possible way, through the term stillbirth of her healthy baby girl. Claire discovered very simply that her daughters death was likely entirely preventable, with awareness of simple and straight forward measures, communication and education. She became a passionate advocate for change and

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Dr. Janicke Syltern (Neonatologist, Norway)

Dr. Janicke Marita Syltern is a neonatologist at St Olav’s Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital in Norway and a PhD student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where her research focuses on the outcomes of perinatal asphyxia. She has a particular interest in medical ethics and has completed a 9-months certificate program in Pediatric Bioethics at the Children’s Mercy Center for Bioethics, Kansas, US (2015). Janicke is part of

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