Foundation Professor of midwifery receives national honour

A midwifery academic from Leicester has received a national honour from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) for her contribution to midwifery education and practice.

Jayne Marshall, our Foundation Professor of Midwifery, has received a prestigious RCM Fellowship. This is an honour given to just a handful of midwives each year.

She is leading on the University's new Master's course in Midwifery which is one of a suite of innovative new degree courses from our School of Healthcare.

The RCM Honorary Fellowship is for people who make an outstanding contribution, or give outstanding service, to midwifery, maternity services, services for women and their families or to the RCM.

Jayne has worked tirelessly throughout her career to improve midwifery education to support midwifery care for women and their families. She has been influential in shaping many midwives throughout the world to provide the best possible midwifery care to women and their families. Jayne is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Aurora Role Model and mentor for the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.

Jayne said: “I am honoured to have received this national award from the Royal College of Midwives which recognises the contributions that I have made to the midwifery profession through my leadership in education and in preparing future generations of midwives to be safe, competent, compassionate and confident practitioners. By receiving this Fellowship, I can further my role and responsibility as an ambassador for the midwifery profession and be an inspiration to others.”