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 founded Australia’s first charity dedicated to awareness and education of stillbirth; Still Aware. Claire’s efforts have been recognised when she was awarded South Australia’s Local Hero in the 2016 Australian of The Year Awards. Claire’s background is in Sales and Marketing, Visual Art and Graphic Design. A qualified educator she has taught students of all ages and backgrounds in schools, tertiary institutions and career based learning. Claire’s expertise and experience is sort after in a diverse capacity. She currently sits on the Consumer Advisory Board for the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, the International Stillbirth Advocacy Working Group and the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Consumer Advisory Board.