Lesley Page, CBE

PhD, MSc, BA (open), HFRCM, Honorary DSc, RM, RMT.

Professor Lesley Page CBE served as President of the Royal College of Midwives from April 2012 till June 2017. Lesley has considerable international experience and has worked in and lectured in many parts of the world. She has over 300 publications.
Lesley was the first professor of midwifery in the UK at Thames Valley University and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital. She is Visiting Professor of Midwifery at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, Honorary Research Fellow Oxford Brookes University and Adjunct Professor University of Technology Sydney and Griffith University Australia. Lesley received the International Alumni Award University of Technology Sydney in 2013 and was conferred with an Honorary DSc by University of West London in November 2013. In 2014 she was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to midwifery.

Lesley is proud to be a Patron of the Brazelton Centre UK. She was influenced by Dr Brazelton from early in her career where she attended lectures given by him and met him in person when he visited UBC Vancouver Canada. A central point of Lesley’s work is supporting strong relationships between mother and baby and father/other parent and the family. She integrated Brazelton’s work on newborn behaviour and assessment from a very early stage in her career.