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Dr Adrian Wilson (principal investigator)
Senior Lecturer in History of Medicine, University of Leeds




Dr Tania Mcintosh (co-investigator)
Academic Lead for Midwifery, School of Health Sciences, University  of Brighton





Caitlin Stobie (research intern)
PhD Student, School of English, University of Leeds






Dr Cathy Ashwin
Editor and head of MIDIRS




Dr Fran Badger
History of Medicine, University of Birmingham



Prof. Adrian Bingham
Professor of Modern History, University of Sheffield



Rebecca Brione
Postgraduate Student in Bioethics, St. Mary’s University Twickenham and Volunteer for Birthrights


Dr Emma Cheatle
Research Fellow, Newcastle University




Dr Angela Davis
Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick



Dr Isabel Davis
Reader in Medieval Literature and Culture, Birkbeck College




Prof. James Drife
Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Leeds



Bahareh Goodarzi
PhD Student and midwife, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam



Dr Lisa Hinton
University Research Lecturer, University of Oxford




Prof. Billie Hunter
Professor of Midwifery, Cardiff University




Louise Jenkins
Deputy Head of Department, Midwifery, Child & Community Nursing, Anglia Ruskin University



Prof. Helen King
Professor of Classical Studies, The Open University




Dr Laura King
Associate Professor of Modern British History, University of Leeds





Megan Lalonde
Midwife, Lucina Centre, Canada




Prof. Christine McCourt
Professor of Maternal and Child Health, City, University of London




Angela Muir
PhD Student, University of Exeter





Gemma Newby
Radio Producer and Journalist



Prof. Malcolm Nicolson
Professor of the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow



Prof. Mary Nolan
Professor of Perinatal Education, University of Worcester




Lauren Ryall-Stockton
Curator, Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds




Dr Whitney Wood
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Birkbeck College