Other Selected Appointments and Activities

December 2008

Consultant-Evaluator for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. Primary author of the Report on the Status of Midwifery in Winnipeg Manitoba, seven years post-regulation. Evaluated safety of home and hospital births by midwives and their integration and functioning in the health care system.

December 2006 – January 2008

Member Cesarean Birth Task Force 2007 of the British Columbia Perinatal Health Program

December 2007

Consultant Prince Rupert British Columbia Maternity Services. British Columbia Perinatal Health Program.

March 2006

Consultant and Reviewer to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on Cesarean Delivery on Maternal Request, for document Evidence Report/Technology Assessment number 133. Produced for The March 2006 NIH Conference: State of the Science. Cesarean Section on Maternal Request.

Provided minority report, as I felt that this document was not evidence-based and used a flawed search strategy and drew inappropriate conclusions.

April 2005

Consultant: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. US Department of Health and Human Services. Rockville MD. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment Number 112: The use of episiotomy in obstetrical care: a systematic review: AHRQ Publication No. 05-E009-2. May 2005.

July 2003 – January 2005

Member, Health Services Evaluation and Interventions Research - Grants Committee, CIHR-Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

August 1999 - 2001

Member, Clinical Trials Committee, Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Co- Editor, The Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care. Section 8, Maternity and Newborn Care.

2000 - Present

Board of Consultants, DONA (Doulas of North America).

2000 - 2006

Member, Clinical Practice Obstetrical Committee, SOGC.

1999 - Present

Reviewer, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.

1998 - 2000

Member, Federal Working Party re-writing Family Centered Maternal and Child Health Standards.

April 1997 - Present

Moderator, Listserv, Multidisciplinary Email Discussion Group, Family Practice Maternity Care, College of Family Physicians of Canada.

1997 - 2002

National and Founding Chair, Maternity and Newborn Care Committee, College of Family Physicians of Canada.

1976 - 1993

Examiner for the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

1980 - 1981

Member of the Task Force on Antenatal Care, the National Childbirth Trust, London, England.

1980 - Present

Reviewer for Canadian Public Health Association.

1981 - Present

Member of the Editorial Board of BIRTH, Issues in Perinatal Care.

1984 - 1988

Member Editorial Advisory Board of The Canadian Family Physician (Maternal and Child Health).

1985 - Present

Member Federal Working Party: Maternal and Child Health Standards, Health Services and Promotion Branch, Health and Welfare Canada.

1985 - 1993

Consultant, Cesarean Birth Association of Montreal.


Consultant, City of Calgary: A Study of Bed Occupancy in Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Geriatrics, November 1986.

1986 - 1992

Consultant, International Childbirth Education Association Inc.

1987 - 1989

Comité de Périnatalité de la Fédération des médecins omnipraticiens du Québec.

1989 - Present

Reviewer for the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

1990 - 1991

Member of the Federal Working Party to Revise "The Canadian Mother and Child" (4th edition), Health Promotion Directorate, Health and Welfare Canada.

1991 - 1995

Consultant, The RAND Corporation, The Childbirth Management Project, (Caesarean Reduction Program), Santa Monica, California.

1991 - 1994

Founding Member, Member of Executive Committee and Chair of Research Committee: Canadian Perinatal Trials Network.


Consultant à la Commission Royal d'enquête sur les nouvelles techniques de reproduction.Les conduites et les attitudes des médecins canadiens à l'égard du diagnostic prénatal. Group de recherche sur les aspects sociaux de la prévention (GRASP), Université de Montréal, April 1992.

1992 - 1999

Member Editorial Board Family Medicine(official academic journal of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and the North American Primary Care Research Group).

1993 - 1994

Developed the First Nations Advocate position for B.C.'s Children's Hospital, B.C.'s Women's Hospital and Health Centre, and Sunny Hill Hospital. This resulted in a $100,000 grant from the Vancouver Foundation.

1993 - Present

BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre, developed the BC Women's Hospital Family Practice Maternity Service. This is the first time at BC Women's that a specific clinic has been established to service the needs of family physicians and women, designed for the family practitioner who is no longer doing obstetrics or has never done obstetrics. In addition, it will serve certain risk groups: substance abuse, immigrants, etc., and function as a place to teach prenatal care to family practice residents.

1993 - 1998

Developed the physician back-up group for the Midwifery Program, BC’s Women's Hospital and Health Centre. This is a successful model of general practitioner/ midwifery collaboration. I had the quality assurance function for the collaboration and worked directly with the Director of Midwifery in establishing joint family practice-midwifery policies.

1993 - 1999

Member, Risk Management Committee of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Canada (SOGC) and College of Family Physicians of Canada.

1993 - 1999

Member, B.C. Advisory Committee on the Implementation of Midwifery.

1994 - Present

Member-Task Force on Cerebral Palsy and Neonatal Asphyxia, Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada, College of Family Physicians of Canada.

1993 - 2000

Research Grant Reviewer, Medical Research Council of Canada; perinatal trials, maternity and newborn care.

1994 - 2000

Research Grant Reviewer, Health Canada (NHRDP); perinatal trials, maternity and newborn care and family practice studies.

1997 - 1998

Consultant to British Columbia Midwifery Home Birth Demonstration Project, BC Ministry of Health

1994 - 1995

Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Family Practice, reorganization of a low-risk obstetrical service in St. John's, Newfoundland.

1995 - Present

Reviewer for Obstetrics & Gynaecology.