Dr Holly Powell Kennedy Lecture: “Collaboration: Crossing Boundaries to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health”

The Midwifery Department and Division of Women’s Health at King’s College, London would like to invite you to a lecture by Dr Holly Powell Kennedy; “Collaboration: Crossing Boundaries to Improve Maternal and Newborn Health”.

This lecture will present several case studies to describe creative strategies to enhance collaboration across and within disciplines to address gaps and improve outcomes in maternal and newborn health. These will include several initiatives in the United States and will also draw upon 2014 Lancet Series on Midwifery.

Dr Kennedy is Executive Deputy Dean at Yale School of Nursing & was the first person to be appointed as the Varney Professor of Midwifery at Yale in 2009. She came to the position with broad experiences as a clinician, researcher, educator, policymaker and leader in a variety of settings. Collectively these experiences have shaped her current vision of academic and clinical scholarship in US maternal-child health care. Professor Kennedy’s program of research is rooted in her clinical and educational experiences during which she was challenged by a prevailing lack of trust in and fear of childbirth. Her research is committed to understand the links between “how” care is provided during pregnancy and birth with clinical and social outcomes.

The event is taking place on Friday 15th May 2015, 16.30 – 18.00 at the Stamford Street Lecture Theatre (Waterloo).

It is free of charge, but please register your attendance via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holly-kennedy-lecture-tickets-16909786627

More information regarding the content of the lecture & about Dr Kennedy can be found via the link.

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