Dr Sally Pezaro is a registered Midwife, an adjunct Associate Professor at the university of Notre Dame in Australia, an Assistant Professor at Coventry University, a Fellow of the Royal College of Midwives (FRCM), and an editorial board member of Evidence Based Midwifery, MIDIRS and the International Journal of Childbirth. She is also a panellist on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s fitness to practise Investigating Committee, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), an Invited member of the The Ehlers-Danlos Society’s International Consortium, Midwifery Champion for the Nursing Now challenge and the lead midwife for Sally has clinical midwifery experience working in the United Kingdom, the Gambia and Ethiopia. Reflecting on her own experiences, Dr Pezaro ensures that her work, now in research and academia remains challenge led. 

In 2021 Dr Pezaro won a ‘Midwives Award’ from the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust and a ‘Partnership Working’ award from the Royal College of Midwives. In 2019, Dr Pezaro was honoured with a first prize award from the Royal Society of Medicine in ‘Leading and inspiring excellence in maternity care’ and was also 1ST runner-up for the British Journal of Midwifery’s ‘Midwife of the Year’ 2019.  

The overriding vision for Dr Pezaro’s ongoing work is to secure psychologically safe professional journeys and excellence in health care.