Raymond Akawire Aborigo: Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ghana
Dr. Raymond Akawire Aborigo holds a PhD with focus in Global Public Health from MONASH University, Australia. He is a senior researcher and currently the head of Research Coordination and the head of the Social Science and Public Health Department at the Navrongo Health Research Centre. Dr. Aborigo has led the implementation of several research projects and is currently leading research to investigate the drivers of poor person-centered care, to validate tools for person-centered care at antenatal clinics and to develop a tool for measuring person-centered care at postnatal clinics. He has implemented a facility-based quality improvement curriculum that uses simulation-based training for obstetric and neonatal emergency response in Ghana. He has close to 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals most of which focus on maternal and newborn health.
Wubet Alebachew Bayih: Debre Tabor University, Ethiopia
Wubet Alebachew Bayih is an Assistant Professor currently lecturing, researching and providing community service on maternal and neonatal health. Wubet is also an Editorial Board member for the international journals ‘PLOS ONE’ and ‘BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth’. His background in maternal and neonatal health nursing has driven his research career to improve pregnancy outcomes-particularly outcomes of risk pregnancies, and optimizing neonatal health. His research program aims to improve the public’s recognition and response to pregnancy and neonatal danger signs and improve the evidence-base for appropriate emergency care. He has over 60 peer-reviewed articles including systematic reviews and meta-analyses and umbrella reviews.
Hilary Brown: University of Toronto, Canada
Hilary Brown, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Health & Society, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. She is also an Adjunct Scientist at Women’s College Hospital and ICES. Dr. Brown holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Disability & Reproductive Health. Her research program uses epidemiologic methods to examine maternal and child health and mental health across the life course, with a particular focus on populations with disabilities and chronic illness, health equity, and the social determinants of health.
Shuby Puthussery: University of Bedfordshire, England
I am a Reader in Maternal & Child Health and Director of the Maternal and Child Health Research Centre at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. My academic identity, both national and international, is closely aligned with applied research that draws from different disciplines, on the health needs, care experiences and health outcomes for mothers, babies and families, especially those who experience biological and social vulnerabilities. My research has spanned across different countries (UK, India, Nigeria, Taiwan) and population groups, such as migrant and ethnic minority mothers, babies born preterm and/ or with low birth weight, mothers and children at risk of malnutrition, obesity or overweight and mothers with specific impairments or disabilities. My research has directly impacted upon policy and practice, and have informed the development of services and interventions for mothers and babies locally, nationally and globally. I have authored more than 100 publications including peer reviewed journal articles, abstracts, commissioned reports and online learning resources.