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Vanora Hundley, RN, RM, PhD
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Early Labour: Should we be telling women to stay at home?
Available in: Perinatal Conference 2014
United Kingdom Vanora Hundley, RN, RM, PhD

Vanora Hundley is Professor of Midwifery at Bournemouth University. She is an internationally recognised midwifery researcher, having written over 70 peer-reviewed research articles on pregnancy, maternity care and midwifery. She has led a range of studies in the reproductive health field both in the UK and internationally. She conducted one of the first randomised controlled trials of midwife-led care, which forms part of the Cochrane review of birth settings. More recent work has examined the role of labour practices and their impact on maternal and neonatal outcomes, both in low income and high income countries. Passionate about research utilisation, Vanora is a Faculty Fellow at the Cochrane Collaboration College for Policy examining how best to disseminate Cochrane reviews. She believes that researchers must work closely with colleagues in both practice and education to ensure that research is relevant and that it is utilised.

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Breastfeeding Management with a Hyperactive Gag Reflex
Available in: Lactation Conference 2015

Veronique Darmangeat has a private practice as a certified Lactation Consultant in Paris, France. She proposes both home visits and office consultations. She also offers continuing education sessions for IBCLC Lactation Consultants, is part of a team offering initial lactation consultant training for candidates for the IBLCE exam, and does training in hospitals. She has in addition created “Lactissima”, a consulting service for businesses which proposes breastfeeding support programs for their employees returning from their maternity leave. She is the author of two books: L'Allaitement Malin and Allaiter et reprendre le travail.

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Vicki Tapia, BS, IBCLC, RLC
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Medical Relief Mission to the Dominican Republic “We Don’t Need a Lactation Consultant…Or Do We?"
Available in: Lactation Conference 2014
U.S.A. Vicki Tapia, BS, IBCLC, RLC

Vicki Tapia, BS, IBCLC, RLC, is a lactation consultant with over 30 years experience working with breastfeeding mothers and babies on a daily basis, in both hospital and clinical settings. She has also had numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals and spoken at breastfeeding conferences nationally and internationally. Serving as an LC on a medical mission had long been a goal of hers, so when an opportunity arose to join a medical brigade to the Dominican Republic in November of 2012, she didn’t hesitate to be part of the team.

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Dr. Virginia Thorley, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA
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Breastfeeding can't save lives today – or can it?
Available in: Lactation Conference 2014
Latch problems arising from mothers' fear response to anticipated pain
Available in: Lactation Conference 2015
Mother Support for Breastfeeding: Why, What, How?
Available in: Lactation Conference 2013
Australia Dr. Virginia Thorley, PhD, IBCLC, FILCA

Dr Virginia Thorley is a pioneer of the breastfeeding movement in Australia. She was the first breastfeeding counsellor in Queensland and in 1985 was in the first cohort in the world to certify IBCLC. In 2008 she was one of the first Fellows of the International Lactation Consultant Association (FILCA). She has two Research Higher Degrees in History (MA and PhD) and her current research interests include influences on mothers' infant-feeding decisions, wet-nursing, milk-sharing and milk banking. Dr Thorley is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of HPRC at the University of Queensland. She is the author of several books and book chapters and most recently was co-editor, with Melissa Vickers, of The 10th Step & Beyond: Mother Support for Breastfeeding. She has presented at conferences on five continents.

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