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Benash Nazmeen

Assistant Professor in Midwifery

Faculty/Dept/School School of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery
(Faculty of Health Studies)
Telephone +441274 232146


Benash Nazmeen is a migrant, a midwife & a mentor.

  • She is currently working in Midwifery Education and is an early career researcher.
  • She is passionate about addressing health inequalities & invested in improving maternity services for those we care for and those who work in them.
  • She has co-designed and runs Cultural Competency and Safety Workshops for maternity Health care professionals. This successful course has been used as a case study of good practice for the NHS Equity and Equality  Guidance for Local Maternity Systems, September 2021.
  • As Chair & director of Sheffield Maternity Cooperative she is working to provide alternative spaces for advocacy, support and safe spaces for black and brown communities.
  • She co-founded The Association of South Asian Midwives (ASAM), they work to support marginalised midwives & raise awareness of barriers faced by diverse communities.
  • Benash is also the Co-Chair for the Racial Injustice in UK Maternity Services Inquiry by Birth Rights Charity.
  • She is a specialist advisor with CQC for Midwifery, Leadership, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. 
  • She sits on the MBRRACE-UK  Perinatal Confidential Enquiry Review Panel, the RHO maternity stakeholder group & is a trustee for the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust. 
  • Benash is a Fellow for the Royal College of Midwives, has been shortlisted for the "RCM Race Matters awards 2021" and Winner of the "Ground-breaking Researcher" award at the BAME Health & Care awards 2022.