Meet the people involved in the cluster.

Cluster Leads

Patti Janssen
Professor, School of Population and Public Health
University of British Columbia

Wendy Norman
Professor, Department of Family Practice, Associate Member, School of Population and Public Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of British Columbia

Saraswathi Vedam
Professor, Midwifery, Principal, Birth Place Lab
University of British Columbia

Cluster Members

Abiola Adeniyi
Instructor, Faculty of Dentistry
University of British Columbia

Hamideh Bayrampour
Assistant Professor, Midwifery Program, Department of Family Practice
University of British Columbia

Ginny Brunton
Associate Professor
Ontario Tech University

Soo Downe
Professor, Midwifery Studies
University of Central Lancashire

Dana Elliott

Dana Elliott Physiotherapy


Hanna Gehling
Professor in Midwifery
Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Mechthild Gross
Professor and Director, Midwifery Research and Education Unit
Hannover Medical School

Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin

Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin
Professor and Head of Research Institute of Midwifery and Reproductive Health
ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Vanora Hundley
Professor of Midwifery, Centre for Maternal and Perinatal Health
Bournemouth University

Cecilia Jevitt
Director Midwifery, Professor, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
University of British Columbia

Andrew Kotaska
Generalist Obstetrician/Gynecologist

Kate Levett
Senior Research Fellow and NHMRC ECR Fellow, School of Medicine
University of Notre Dame Australia

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Carly Little

Jen McCutcheon

Jen McCutcheon
Consultant in Global Public Health and Retired Physiotherapist


Nazeem Muhajarine
Director, Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU), Professor, Community Health and Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan

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Sarah Munro
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
University of British Columbia

Emilie Salomons
Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine
OAK Integrative Health

Farah Shroff
Takemi Fellow in International Health
Harvard School of Public Health

Helen Spiby
Lead, Maternal Health and Wellbeing Research Group, Professor in Midwifery, School of Health Sciences
University of Nottingham

Ellen Tilden
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Nurse-Midwifery Department, and School of Medicine, OBGYN Department
Oregon Health and Science University

Tara Wilson
Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Optimal Movement Kinesiology

Cluster Staff & Administration

Gloria Mellesmoen
Cluster Administrator, PhD Candidate, Linguistics
University of British Columbia

Dita Puspitarani
Marketing and Communications Specialist
University of British Columbia

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