Tina Lavender

Tina Lavender, PhD, MSc, RM, RGN

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Tina is Professor of Midwifery and Director of the Centre for Global Women's Health . She directs the Midwifery Research group.


Dame Tina Lavender is Professor of Midwifery and Director of the Centre for Global Women’s Health at the University of Manchester. She also holds an honorary contract at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester and a Visiting Professorship at the University of Nairobi. She leads a programme of research, Midwifery and Women's Health; her main research focus being the management of prolonged labour and partogram use. Dame Tina has published extensively in this field.  She is Co-editor in Chief of the British Journal of Midwifery, Associate Editor of the African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, Editor of the Pregnancy and Childbirth Group of the Cochrane Collaboration and on the editorial team of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dame Tina is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Midwives and European Academy of Nurse Science. Dame Tina also acts as a regular Advisor to the World Health Organization, particularly in relation to guideline development.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • Pregnancy and Childbirth Group, Cochrane Collaboration
  • European Academy of Nurse Science
  • Royal College of Midwives
  • British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society

Methodological knowledge

  • I use a range of qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Quantitative: I have conducted a number of randomised controlled trials and observational studies. I am an experienced Cochrane Systematic Reviewer
  • Qualitative: I have conducted a number of qualitative studies; stand alone and part of mixed methods approaches. I have experience in utilising qualitative findings to inform and/or understand intervention studies. I have expertise in meta-synthesis.


  • Registered General Nurse 1987
  • Registered Midwife 1990
  • MSc (Practitioner Research) 1995
  • PhD (Managing prolonged labour using different partogram action lines: obstetric outcome and maternal satisfaction) 1999
  • Preparation Course for Supervisors Of Midwives (Level 3) 2000

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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