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 recipients


Liz Darling

Currently working as an associate professor in the Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University, Liz 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 recipients

Erica Elderhorst


Erica Elderhorst

Erica 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 and Sam Landry


Erika Arsenault, MSc
Sam Landry, MSc
 student midwives

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