2017 Midwifery Research Grant Recipients

September 22, 2017

The inaugural AOM Midwifery Research Grants were awarded to three recipients in two categories:

Established Career Midwifery Research Grant



Liz Darling, RM, PhD

Currently working as an associate professor in the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University, Darling and her team are investigating access to midwifery care based on socioeconomic status in an effort to understand barriers to care and how midwifery practice groups can address those barriers.

Early Career Midwifery Research Grant



Erica Elderhorst, RM

Elderhorst is a recent graduate of the McMaster University Midwifery Education Program and currently works as midwife providing care through Community Midwives of Hamilton. Through her project, Elderhorst is looking to evaluate postdates induction of labour in midwifery clients compared with those whose care is transferred to a physician, which will be used to support midwives working to full scope of practice.



Erika Arsenault, MSc and Sam Landry, MSc student midwives

Currently enrolled in the Midwifery Education Program, Arsenault and Landry will explore polyamorous families' experiences with pregnancy and birth, something which is currently not well researched.