Billie Bradford is a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Practice. Billie has extensive midwifery experience practicing since 1998. Billie spent 10 years as a clinical educator teaching obstetric emergency skills management as well as writing maternity policy and protocols at Midcentral Health. For 10 years Billie was local coordinator for the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) leading perinatal mortality review at Midcentral. This sparked a research interest in stillbirth prevention and maternal perception of fetal movements. Billie completed a Masters in Midwifery at Victoria University of Wellington in 2014 with a thesis titled Maternally Perceived Fetal movements: A qualitative description. In 2020 Billie completed a PhD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University of Auckland with a thesis titled Fetal Movements in Normal and Complicated Pregnancies.
Billie is an Expert Midwifery Advisor to the Health Disability Commissioner and a Competence Reviewer for the Midwifery Council of New Zealand. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) and the Clinical Advisory Board of StillAware.