Dr. Hannah Blencowe (Epidemiologist, U.K.)

Hannah Blencowe is a clinician and perinatal epidemiologist, and currently an assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), with over a decade’s experience in global health. Her research is focused on maternal, perinatal and child health and she has published over 70 papers. Hannah’s specific skills are regarding improving national and global measurement and estimation of perinatal outcomes. She was a leading author on Lancet

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Dr. Karina Romo-Medrano M., (Medical Anthropologist & Physician)

Dr. Karina Romo-Medrano is a Medical Doctor with an MSc in Medical Anthropology (cum laude) from the University of Amsterdam. She has worked for the Public Health Department of the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the School of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. She currently works as a researcher for Innovia, a non-profit foundation registered in the Netherlands and provides private comprehensive care for families

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Dr. Natia Sharabidze (Gynecologist, Georgia)

Dr. Natia Sharabidze is an Obstetrician, Gynecologist and a fertility doctor at “Venus Georgia” obstertric-gynecological rehabilitation center, which she founded in 2005. She studied medicine, obstetrics and gynecology at Tbilisi State Medical University (1989-1996) and received her PhD in 2003 from the Zhordania Institue of Human Reproduction. She also studied at the Tbilisi I. Javakhishvili State University Faculty of Languages (1996-1999). She has conducted various research projects in Georgia on

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Manuela Contreras (Midwife, Spain)

Manuela Contreras is a Midwife at University Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla in Santander, Spain and is a co-founder of the support association Red El Hueco de mi Vientre. She graduated from the University of Murcia with a Diploma in Nursing (1996), before going on to specialise in midwifery (2002) at the General Hospital of Elche, Alicante, Spain. She holds a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences Research (2014) from the University

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Dr. Adrienne Gordon (Neonatologist, Australia)

Dr Gordon is a Senior Staff Specialist Neonatologist in the RPA Centre for Newborn Care and NHMRC Early Career Fellow at the University of Sydney. She has a Masters of Public Health and a PhD in stillbirth causes, risk and recurrence and is particularly interested in perinatal topics with a public health impact. Keys areas of research include stillbirth, adverse pregnancy outcome and preconception health. She is an avid supporter

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Mary Lynch (Midwife, U.K.)

Mary Lynch, RGN, RM, BSc (Hons), is a Delivery Suite Midwife at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, UK and a Research Midwife affiliated with the University of Bristol & Southmead Hospital. She has worked with the Bristol team in stillbirth research for the last three years. Most recently she has been involved in assessing the feasibility of integrating parental input into the perinatal mortality review process (PARENTS study – funded by the

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Dr. Abdul-Razak S. Abdul-Mumin (Obstetrician, Ghana)

Dr. Abdul-Razak S. Abdul-Mumin is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist who graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School in 1987 with an MB and ChB. In 2004 he became a Fellow of West Africa College of Surgeons (FWACS). He is a faculty member of department of Obstetrics & Gynecology in the School of Medical Sciences of College of Health at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology.

Trine Giving Kalstad (Social Antropologist, Norway)

Trine Giving Kalstad is an MSc in Social Anthropology from University of Bergen, Norway, and has worked as Director of bereavement support and public health Norwegian SIDS and Stillbirth Society since 2001. LUB’s care and support work is characterized by voluntary peer to peer support, and Kalstad is responsible for the coordination and quality assurance of this work. She has extensive experience in following up grieving families, and has led

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Dr. Lynn Farrales (Family Physician, Canada)

Dr. Lynn Farrales is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia on unceded Coast Salish Territories. Her areas of research interest include refugee health and stillbirth. As a Family Physician based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dr. Farrales focusses her clinical work in refugee and migrant communities and is committed to addressing the social determinants of health of her patients. She holds a

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Dang Thi Nhgia (Midwife, Vietnam)

Nhgia Dang Ti has worked as a midwife since 1981, at the Hanoi Obstetric and Gynecology hospital until 2012 and at Reproductive and Family Health since 2013 (part-time) and Vinmec International General hospital – Obstetric Department, where she has been in-charge of midwifery clinical training since 2014. She is international trained in strengthening midwifery capacity at the Faculty of Nursing, Chiangmai University (1996), Women and Children National hospital Singapore (2001),

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