Lia Brigante is a midwife with a decade of experience, she has been working in a series of roles including clinical leadership, research, policy and advisory. Lia joined the Royal College of Midwives in 2017, contributing to improvement of maternity policy and midwifery practice across the UK and internationally, working with the European Midwifery Association (EMA) and the European Forum for Nursing and Midwifery (EFFNMA) and representing ICM on WHO Guidance Development Groups.
In her development role as Consultant Midwife in Public Health at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, Lia led the Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) maternity portfolio and developed an innovative social prescribing service for the perinatal period. Lia is part of the RCM Expert Clinical Advisory Group and led on a number of resources to support the pandemic response, including authoring the joint RCM/RCOG guidance on provision of midwifery-led settings during the pandemic. Lia has conducted research on midwife-led settings provision, the role of consultant midwives and ‘higher risk’ women’s experiences of midwifery continuity of care, as co-investigator of the POPPIE trial at King’ College London as part of her MSc in Implementation Science. Lia holds an affiliate research contract with King’s College London and is a guest lecturer for MSc programmes in global and public health at King’s College London and City University of London