Lisa’s Biography

I am a practicing midwife in Cambridge Ontario and a tenured lecturer in the Midwifery Education Program at Laurentian University. I have a Food Science degree from the University of Alberta followed by a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Midwifery from McMaster University and a Master of Arts in Midwifery Practice from Thames Valley University, London, England. I am currently studying full-time at Laurentian University towards a PhD in Interdisciplinary Rural and Northern Health.

My research specifically involves collecting the opinions of women in northern Ontario about their reproductive health care. It is hoped that the results of this study will allow for negotiations towards an extended scope of practice for Ontario midwives that would conform to the international definition of a midwife. I have served on the board of the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) and am currently a member of the AOM task force on work-life balance as well as a member of an expert working group for the Canadian Association of Midwives, drafting a position statement on reproductive health care in Canada.