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Associate Professor receives prestigious award

Posted on 20 April 2023

Dr Helen Bedford, Associate Professor of Midwifery in the Department has been awarded the prestigious national honour from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Fellowship for her contributions to midwifery education.

Helen Bedford with flowers

Rebecca Davies, President of the RCM, said: 'Helen has shone as a leader in midwifery education. She has achieved so much throughout her career, and we in the profession are grateful for the work she has done and what she has achieved for women. She thoroughly deserves the Fellowship'.

Helen said: “I feel very honoured to be awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Midwives.  High quality midwifery education is vital to provide safe and personalised care for everyone using maternity services. I aim to use my Fellowship alongside my ongoing engagement with students, colleagues from practice and education and service users to support compassion and innovation.”

Professor Kate Flemming, Head of Department said: “Huge congratulations to Helen on this honour which is richly deserved and acknowledges Helen’s contribution to Midwifery education and practice.”