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Centre Staff

  • Professor Merryl Harvey

    Professor of Nursing and Family Health / Co-lead Elizabeth Bryan Multiples Births Centre

    Merryl joined Birmingham City University in 1995 as a Senior Lecturer. She was appointed Senior Academic in 2012, Reader in 2014 and Professor in 2018. Merryl is co-lead of the Elizabeth Bryan Multiple Births Centre (EBMBC), which was established in 2017. The EBMBC is a collaboration between the Multiple Births Foundation...

  • Jane Denton

    Co-lead EBMBC/ Director Multiple Births Foundation

    Jane Denton is Director of the Multiple Births Foundation (MBF), a charity which was founded by Dr Elizabeth Bryan, a former President of ISTS. The MBF works with professionals to raise awareness and improve services to meet the specific and special needs of multiple birth families.  Jane Denton’s professional background is...

  • Louisa Clifford

    Assistant Lecturer GRTA

    Louisa joined the university in 2016 an Assistant Lecturer and PhD student. Prior to joining the University, Louisa worked as a as a midwife and later completed a postgraduate qualification to become a health visitor working in the West Midlands. Building on the research already being undertaken at BCU, Louisa plans to...

  • Laura Maguire

    Senior Lecturer – Post Qualifying Practice Department

    Laura’s professional background is in midwifery and health visiting.  She has worked in both hospital and community settings, here in the UK and in Australia.  She joined Birmingham City University in 2014 as a PhD student and Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant (GRTA).  Her interests include offering excellence in...

  • Laura McGrath-Scott

    Assistant lecturer (GRTA) and PhD student

    Laura recently joined the Elizabeth Bryan Multiple Births Centre as a PhD student and assistant lecturer in May 2017; her research will endeavour to explore parents’ of twins and higher order multiples experiences of antenatal care, using a qualitative approach. Laura qualified as a midwife in 2006, she practised at...

  • Lara Alamad

    Lecturer

    Lara joined the University in 2016 as a Research Assistant, working within the Department for Children and Young People’s Health, the wider School of Nursing and supporting the work of the Elizabeth Bryan Multiple Births Centre. Lara qualified as a Children’s Nurse in 2003 and has enjoyed a varied career working within...

  • Nathalie Turville

    Senior Lecturer - Child Nursing

    Nathalie is a Senior Lecturer in the Department for Children and Young People’s Health. Her principle teaching subjects include neonatal care, children’s nursing; education and research ethics.  Nathalie began her career as an adult nurse but soon converted to children’s nursing, specialising in neonatal cardiology and...