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Jo Crofts

Jo leads the Maternity Critical Care Unit at Southmead Hospital and is an internationally recognised expert on the management and teaching of childbirth emergencies.

Jo was awarded a Medical Doctorate (University of Bristol, 2009) for her research into staff training to ensure all women and their babies have the best possible pregnancy outcomes. Jo is the lead author for the International RCOG Shoulder Dystocia Guideline and helped to develop the PROMPT Birth Trainer, a training mannequin designed to help midwives and doctors improve their management of childbirth emergencies.

Jo leads a Health Partnership between Southmead Hospital and Mpilo Central Hospital, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and has Postgraduate Certificates in Global Health Policy and Medical Education.