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 Health Foundation). This research will inform a new national bereavement care pathway and Perinatal Mortality Review Tool (PMRT). As an output of this research, she is currently working with the Health Safety investigative Branch (HSiB)- a national government initiative to externally investigate all intrapartum stillbirths. Mary is also a collaborator in a National Institute for Health Research project to develop a Core Outcome Set (COS) for interventions after stillbirth (iCHOOSE Study). She has also been closely involved in developing a set of Global Principles for Stillbirth in Low and Middle-income countries – A project ongoing from the Cork and Glasgow International Stillbirth Alliance Conferences. She is the Lead Midwife supporting Philippines PROMPT (Practical Obstetrics Multi-Professional Training) since 2015. PROMPT is an evidence based multi-professional training package for obstetric emergencies. It is associated with direct improvements in perinatal outcome and has been proven to improve knowledge, clinical skills and team working. Mary is also involved in reviewing cases for the RCOG Each Baby Counts Programme.