Leadership

Beth Murray-Davis

PhD
Faculty
Midwifery Education Program
Beth Murray Davis
Associate Professor
Scientific Director, MMRC

Area of Expertise: Inter-professionalism; Collaborative Working; Midwifery Education

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Midwifery experiences of complicated pregnancies, client decision making regarding place of birth, nutrition and exercise during pregnancy, stillbirth, interprofessional working and learning

905-525-9140 ext. 21596
bmurray@mcmaster.ca


Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee provides advice to the Scientific Director regarding the scientific and scholarly priorities of the centre.

The current members are: coming soon.

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Centre Scientists

Centre Scientists are selected for their research excellence and commitment to advancing midwifery research and are expected to participate fully in MMRC activities.

Liz Darling

PhD
Faculty
Midwifery Education Program
Elizabeth Darling
Director/Assistant Dean, Midwifery
Associate Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: midwifery services; health disparities; access to care; midwifery scope of practice; health care service implementation; health policy; perinatal health surveillance/epidemiology

905-525-9140 ext. 21597
darlinek@mcmaster.ca


Eileen K. Hutton

PhD
Faculty
Midwifery Education Program
Eileen Hutton
Professor Emeritus
Centre Scientist, MMRC
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Maternal Child outcomes, intrapartum and early childhood exposures and development of the gut microbiome


huttone@mcmaster.ca


Fellows

The purpose of MMRC fellowships is to support and mentor individuals undertaking midwifery research who are not principal investigators. Fellows will participate in research that is consistent with the Centre’s mission and vision including improving maternal child outcomes, enhancing health service provision for families and newborns, and advancing health professional education.

The current members are:

Erika Arseneau

BSc (hons), MSc
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RESEARCH INTERESTS: Midwifery services, gender and sexual minorities, population and public health, epidemiology.


arsenee@mcmaster.ca

Erica Eldershorst

BSc, BHSc, MSc (candidate)
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RESEARCH INTERESTS: Midwifery scope of practice, maternal and child outcomes, health policy


elderhe@mcmaster.ca

Meagan Furnivall

BA, BHsc
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RESEARCH INTERESTS: Shared Decision-Making, Skin-to-skin contact and the maternal experience, skin-to-skin contact and interprofessional collaboration


furnivm@mcmaster.ca

Samantha Krueger

BSc, BHSc, RM
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RESEARCH INTERESTS: Maternal and Neonatal Epidemiology, Midwifery scope of practice, Interprofessional relationships


krueges@mcmaster.ca

An Ling

BMRSc, MSc Candidate, CRGS, RDMS, RMSKS
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RESEARCH INTERESTS: Clinical applications of medical ultrasound, interdisciplinary collaboration, health professional education, health services and accessibility.


linga5@mcmaster.ca

Lisa Nussey

RM, BA, BHSc, MSc (candidate)
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RESEARCH INTERESTS: Health Service Research, Innovative Care Models, Access to Care.


nusseyl@mcmaster.ca

Emma Seager

BArts Sc, BHsc, RM, MSc (candidate)
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RESEARCH INTERESTS: midwifery services, health science education, quality improvement


seagere@mcmaster.ca

Adjunct Scientists

The purpose of MMRC adjunct scientist membership is to support and/or mentor individuals, who may be based outside of the university or those who are involved with MMRC Scientists, but whose primary role is not midwifery research.

The current members are:

Ginny Brunton

RM RGN BA (Hons) MW BScN MSc PhD
EPPI-Centre, Department of Social Science, University College London Institute of Education
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Senior Researcher
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Evidence-informed maternal health care; mixed methods research synthesis, health policy; health promotion, wellbeing and salutogenesis; the epidemiology of spontaneous birth; interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary working; and methods of community engagement in health research

905-525-9140 ext. +44 207 612-6246
g.brunton@ucl.ac.uk

Remi Ejiwunmi

BSc, BHSc, MSc
Division of Midwifery, Trillium Health Partners
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Registered Midwife
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Quality Improvement, Infertility, Practice Organization, Low impact care, Patient choice

905-569-9995
rejiwunmi@midwivesofmississauga.ca

Amiram Gafni

DSc
Faculty
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
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Professor
RESEARCH INTERESTS: economic evaluation (development and empirical applications); modeling of consumers’ and providers’ behaviours (eg. The physician-patient encounter); health policy analysis

Phone number not available
gafni@mcmaster.ca


Cristina Mattison

BA (Honours), MSc, PhD
Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
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Assistant Professor (Part-time)
Scientific Lead, Stakeholder Engagement and Systems Analysis, McMaster Health Forum
RESEARCH INTERESTS: health systems and health policy; sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; mixed methods research; politics of health systems

905-525-9140 ext. 22121
mattisc@mcmaster.ca


Helen McDonald

MHSC
Faculty
Midwifery Education Program
Helen Mcdonald
Associate Professor

905-525-9140 ext. 26657
mcdonal@mcmaster.ca


Katherine Morrison

MD, FRCPC
Faculty
Pediatrics
Katherine Morrison
Co-Director - Centre for Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes Research

905-525-9140 ext. 75702
kmorrison@mcmaster.ca


Christine Sandor

MSc
Midwifery Education Program
Christine Sander
Sessional Instructor, MEP; Adjunct Scientist, MMRC
RESEARCH INTERESTS: Transition to clinical practice, mentorship, midwifery education


sandor@mcmaster.ca

Organizational Centre Members

Organizational membership is eligible to those organizations engaged in midwifery research that are aligned with the mission and vision of the MMRC and who are able to provide support to one or more projects through personnel and/or in kind resources.

The following is a list of affiliated organizations: coming soon.

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Researchers

Rashid Ahmed

BScH, MSc
Researcher
Midwifery
Rashid Ahmed
Research Coordinator

905-525-9140 ext. 21337
rashid@mcmaster.ca

Marilia Carvalho

BA, MA
Researcher
Midwifery
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Research Coordinator

905-525-9140 ext. 21835
carvam3@mcmaster.ca

Sara Dizzell

BScH, MSc
Researcher
Midwifery
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Research Technician


dizzels@mcmaster.ca

Lindsay Grenier

BSc, MA
Researcher
Midwifery
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Research Assistant

905-525-9140 ext. 21866
grenierl@mcmaster.ca

Jen Li

BScH, MSc
Researcher
Midwifery
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Research Coordinator

905-525-9140 ext. 22146
li736@mcmaster.ca

Julia Simioni

BScH, MSc
Researcher
Midwifery
Julia Simioni
Research Coordinator

905-525-9140 ext. 22146
simioni@mcmaster.ca

Maisah Syed

BScH, MPH
Researcher
Midwifery
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Research Assistant

905-525-9140 ext. 21866
maisah.syed1@gmail.com