UWS Lecturer Appointed to the Iolanthe Board of Trustees.

Our very own midwifery lecturer Sheona Brown, who is based at the Lanarkshire Campus, has been appointed to the board of the Iolanthe Trust. The Iolanthe Midwifery Trust is a registered charity that aims to improve the care of mothers, babies and families through awarding grants and fellowships in support of midwifery education, practice and research. In their press release the trust had this to say of their new appointment;


In addition to her wealth of clinical midwifery experience, Sheona also has a strong background of project management and implementing new models of midwifery practice, and is herself a previous Iolanthe Award Winner!



Sheona has won numerous awards including the “Philipa Avent Award for Innovation in Midwifery (with Dorothy Finlay) for their Maternity Telehealth Project awarded by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) in 2014. She was also part of the steering group for the “Midwives Role in Public Health Project” which was shortlisted for an RCM Excellence in Leadership Award in 2004. Sheona’ wealth of Clinical Knowledge and Research Experience will be of great benefit to the Trust when judging the award applications for 2019.

We wish Sheona good luck in this new role. You can find more information about the trust awards HERE.