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Meet the team

Eileen Dudley is a senior Programme Lead with the Oxford AHSN and leads on the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme (MatNeo SIP) working with organisations in the Oxford AHSN region to improve outcomes for women and babies.

Eileen has an MSc in Senior Healthcare Leadership with the NHS Leadership Academy and continues to practice clinically as a midwife.

She is the project lead for the award-winning Intelligent Intermittent Auscultation (IIA) in labour programme.



Tara Gradwell is the Corporate Programme Support Officer at the Oxford AHSN, providing programme support to the Corporate Team, as well as supporting the Maternity & Neonatal Patient Safety Collaborative Network as a project officer.


She has worked in the NHS for 11 years, supporting Maternity and Clinical Governance teams.


Lawrence Impey is a Consultant in Obstetrics and the Lead for Fetal Medicine in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.​

​Lawrence is the Clinical Lead for the Oxford AHSN Maternity & Neonatal Network.

He is interested in patient safety in maternity care, primarily through the development of safe and equitable systems. He has published widely on breech birth, fetal growth and the role of labour in determining neonatal outcomes and is the author of the leading undergraduate textbook in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


Anda Bowring is an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practioner (ANNP) and is currently working on the registrar rota. She is the Neonatal Clinical Audit Lead at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Anda is the Mat/Neo SIP Neonatal Clinical Clinical Improvement Lead, Oxford AHSN/PSC.


Michelle East is the Lead Midwife for Clinical Governance and Quality at Bucks Healthcare who has worked across all areas of the maternity service and has broadened this experience as both a resuscitation officer and a quality improvement facilitator.

She is also one of three regional improvement leads for the MatNeo safety improvement programme.

Michelle has a passion for quality improvement which was ignited during her early career involving implementing change in IT organisations.  Michelle is a Q member, a qualified project manager and has an MSc in Medical Simulation.


Meena Bhatia is a Consultant Obstetrician at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She is the Maternity Quality Improvement Lead for the Oxford Women’s Centre and is the regional representative for the NHS Improvement Clinical Leaders Improvement group to support, shape and deliver the key elements of the national maternity and neonatal safety improvement programme.

Meena has a passion for leading and participating in continuous improvement activities to enhance the quality of care delivered to patients. She recently led a qualitative project to support staff during COVID and use staff views to inform key decision makers during the pandemic.  She has also led a region-wide project to improve multidisciplinary handover in maternity which culminated in the creation of an international e-learning module and series of videos for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She has led a number of regional initiatives to streamline clinical pathways and processes to eliminate variation and facilitate the delivery of the safest maternity care.


Katherine Edwards leads on Patient Safety and Clinical Improvement at the Oxford AHSN, running a large number of quality improvement projects across the region, and contributing to national patient safety programmes.

Katherine has over 20 years’ experience working in the NHS and healthcare, starting her career in midwifery and progressing through clinical management of wards and departments. She moved into clinical research at the University of Oxford and onto into quality improvement and patient safety, joining the Oxford AHSN in 2014. Throughout her career Katherine has been dedicated to improving healthcare through supporting healthcare staff, enabling systems to work efficiently and developing collaboration.