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Project governance

Meet the team behind the Each Baby Counts project


View the list of multidisciplinary Each Baby Counts Reviewers who analyse anonymised local reviews to identify and extract themes.

  • Reviewers (Excel document 13kb) updated 21/05/2018

Please note: This list is updated regularly, please refer back to this page to view the most current version.


Each Baby Counts project team





Project team role

Professor Zarko Alfirevic Professor Zarko Alfirevic University of Liverpool; Liverpool Women’s Hospital Professor of Fetal and Maternal Medicine; Consultant Obstetrician Co-Principal Investigator
Professor Alan Cameron Professor Alan Cameron Southern General Hospital, Glasgow Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Co-Principal Investigator
Miss Becky Dumbrill Miss Becky Dumbrill RCOG Administrator, Lindsay Stewart Centre for Audit and Clinical Informatics Administrator
Ms Hannah Knight Miss Hannah Knight RCOG National Maternity and Perinatal Audit Lead Co-Investigator
Professor Marian Knight Professor Marian Knight National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health Senior Project Advisor
Mr Edward Morris Mr Edward Morris RCOG RCOG Vice President, Clinical Quality; Consultant Gynaecologist Co-Investigator
Ms Emily Petch Emily Petch RCOG Project Manager, Lindsay Stewart Centre for Audit and Clinical Informatics Project Manager
Margaret Keenan Margaret Keenan RCOG Sands Midwifery Fellow Sands Midwifery Fellow
Dr Louise Robertson Dr Louise Robertson Liverpool Women’s Hospital ST7 at Liverpool Women's Hospital, Mersey Deanery Co-investigator
Dr Sarah Prince RCOG Lindsay Stewart Centre Clinical Fellow Clinical Fellow
Dr Ed Prosser-Snelling Dr Ed Prosser-Snelling Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Quality Improvement Lead


Each Baby Counts Independent Advisory Group 

Terms of reference

  1. To provide overall supervision, strategic direction and governance of the activities of the programme.
  2. To approve the main Each Baby Counts project protocol, any protocol amendments and any later changes necessitated by considerations of feasibility and practicability.
  3. To monitor and supervise the progress of the project towards its interim and overall objectives.
  4. To advise the Each Baby Counts Project Team on all aspects of the programme, including publicity and presentation.
  5. To share learning from other national initiatives that is relevant and pertinent to the Each Baby Counts programme, and vice versa.

Please find below a list of the current members of the Each Baby Counts Independent Advisory Group. We would like to thank all previous members who have contributed their time to the group.




Professor Neil Marlow (Chair) University College London (UCL), Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing  Professor of Neonatal Medicine
Ms Denise Chaffer NHS Resolution Director of Safety and Learning
Professor Elizabeth Draper University of Leicester; MBRRACE Professor of Perinatal Epidemiology
Dr Grenville Fox British Association for Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) Consultant Neonatologist; BAPM Representative for the South of England
Professor Anne Greenough King’s College London; Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) Professor of Neonatology and Clinical Respiratory Physiology; Vice-President (Science and Research)
Ms Michelle Hemmington RCOG Women’s Voices Involvement Panel Patient Representative
Ms Mandy Forrester  Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Head of Quality and Standards
Professor Sara Kenyon University of Birmingham Professor of Evidence Based Maternity Care
Mr Bertie Leigh Hempsons Solicitors; NCEPOD Senior Partner of Hempsons Solicitors; Chair of NCEPOD
Dr Corrine Love Scottish Government Senior Medical Officer, Scottish Government
Ms Nicky Lyon NHS England Women’s Health Patient Safety Expert Group Patient Representative
Professor Jan van der Meulen London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Department of Health Services Research and Policy
Dr Heather Payne Welsh Government Senior Medical Officer for Maternal and Child Health
Ms Alison Ismail Department of Health and Social Care Deputy Director, Resolution, Patient Experience and Maternity
Ms Janet Scott
Sands Research and Information Lead
Ms Heather Reid Northern Ireland Maternal and Child Health (NIMACH) Regional Manager
Professor Steve Thornton Queen Mary University of London; RCOG Lindsay Stewart Committee Vice Principal (Health); Chair of RCOG Lindsay Stewart Committee for Audit and Clinical Informatics
Ms Michele Upton NHS Improvement Head of Maternity and Neonatal Transformation Programmes
Professor Gerry Visser Universitair Medisch Centrum (UMC), Utrecht Head of Obstetrics, UMC, Utrecht
Mr Alistair McKelvey NHS England’s Specialised Women’s Services Clinical Reference Group; Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Consultant Obstetrician and Subspecialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Chairman of Local Negotiating Committee
Dr Alison Elderfield RCOG Head of Lindsay Stewart Centre for Audit and Clinical Informatics
Dr Rita Arya Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; British Maternal & Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist/Labour ward lead
Ms Anita Dougall RCOG Director, Clinical Quality
Professor Jenny Kurinczuk National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU); MBBRACE Professor of Perinatal Epidemiology; NPEU Director
Dr Nuala Lucas Obstetric Anaesthetists Association (OAA) OAA Honorary Secretary
Ms Linda Burke RCOG Executive Director, Quality and Knowledge


Contact us

If you have any questions about the Each Baby Counts project, please email or call +44 20 7772 6498.


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