One-day conference featuring Sheena Byrom & Soo Downe (editors of The Roar Behind the Silence book).
This event is for anyone interested in childbirth and the maternity system – midwives, doulas, midwifery students, consumer advocates and more…
- Perth: Saturday 27 October,
- Melbourne: Monday 29 October,
- Sydney: Tuesday 30 October,
- Brisbane: Thursday 1 November.
Registration fees include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
The workshop will provide 6 contact hours and you will receive a Statement of Attendance.
About the Speakers
Soo Downe, BA(Hons), RM, MSc, PhD, OBE – Soo Downe has been a registered midwife since 1985. She is currently Professor of Midwifery at the University of Central Lancashire. She serves on international interdisciplinary research committees and working groups for WHO guidelines. Soo is a member of the Board of Directors of the International MotherBaby Childbirth Organisation, and of the Global Respectful Maternity Care Council of the White Ribbon Alliance, a member of the Steering Group for the Lancet Midwifery Series and of the Advisory Group for the Lancet Stillbirth Series.
Sheena Byrom OBE – Sheena Byrom started practising midwifery in 1978 and has had an extensive career in the NHS. She was one of the UK’s first consultant midwives, and as head of midwifery, successfully helped to lead the development of three birth centres in East Lancashire. She is now an author (her memoir Catching Babies), consultant, international speaker and advocate. Sheena was awarded an OBE in 2011 for services to midwifery, and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Midwives in 2015.
The speakers jointly edited The Roar Behind the Silence: why kindness, compassion and respect matter in maternity care and Squaring the Circle: researching normal birth in a technological world (which will be published in October 2017).