Robin Cronin is a Research Midwife Specialist in Auckland, New Zealand. Her midwifery experience, spanning nearly four decades, includes home birth to high level hospital care and continuity of care, and she continues to work in clinical practice. Robin is also a lecturer and tutor at the Auckland University of Technology and the University of Auckland. She is part of an international research team working on the effect of Covid-19 restrictions on perinatal bereavement, an international collaboration exploring sleep and stillbirth, and is currently working on a national survey of fetal movements in late pregnancy.
Robin is also a member of the Steering Committee of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand, a representative on the New Zealand Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee and on the Auckland committee of the New Zealand College of Midwives. She has completed a Master of Midwifery on midwives management of perineal care (Victoria University of Wellington) and a PhD on modifiable risk factors for late stillbirth, focusing on maternal late pregnancy sleep position (University of Auckland). She has published over 30 articles in quality peer reviewed journals and presented at more than 50 conferences in the past 10 years. Her work on maternal late pregnancy sleep position and stillbirth prevention is cited in clinical guidelines in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.