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.