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Vanora Hundley, RN, RM, PhD

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Vanora Hundley is Professor of Midwifery at Bournemouth University. She is an internationally recognised midwifery researcher, having written over 70 peer-reviewed research articles on pregnancy, maternity care and midwifery. She has led a range of studies in the reproductive health field both in the UK and internationally. She conducted one of the first randomised controlled trials of midwife-led care, which forms part of the Cochrane review of birth settings. More recent work has examined the role of labour practices and their impact on maternal and neonatal outcomes, both in low income and high income countries. Passionate about research utilisation, Vanora is a Faculty Fellow at the Cochrane Collaboration College for Policy examining how best to disseminate Cochrane reviews. She believes that researchers must work closely with colleagues in both practice and education to ensure that research is relevant and that it is utilised.