Belle (Belinda) Bruce is an Australian Registered Nurse Midwife currently completing her PhD with the Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Sydney. Belle has qualifications in midwifery, nursing and paramedicine, and has over 15 years clinical experience in a variety of hospital and community settings. Belle’s research explores the administration of intravenous fluids to women in labour, applying knowledge from her emergency, trauma and critical care experience to examine this contemporary clinical practice. Belle has a passion for research, education, patient safety and the implementation of evidenced based care.