Hannah McCauley

Country Programme Manager (Technical)

MSc Midwifery Practice, Bsc (Hons) Midwifery, Bsc (Hons) Nursing. RGN, RM.

Hannah McCauley has been practising as a dual trained nurse and midwife for over 14 years, both in the UK and internationally. Hannah completed her BSc (Hons) Nursing in Queens University Belfast, BSc (Hons) Midwifery in Napier University Edinburgh and MSc in Midwifery Practice at University College Dublin.

After working in the NHS both in London and Belfast Hannah worked in Uganda with VSO as a Maternal Health Specialist for 2 years.

Prior to her appointment in LSTM, she was a clinical Sister and Manager in a midwifery led unit and labour ward in Northern Ireland.

Hannah joined LSTM in 2017 as a Senior research associate in the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health and was the technical lead on various implementation research projects to improve the capacity of healthcare providers delivering antenatal and postnatal care across several African countries.

Hannah recently commenced her role as Country Programme Manager (Technical) within the Global Fund Programme Unit. In this role Hannah will be managing projects to improve the quality of care during and after pregnancy in Kenya and Tanzania. The projects focus on improving the quality and availability of antenatal and postnatal care, including integration of care related to HIV, TB and malaria.

Research Areas 

Hannah’s research work has focused on strengthening health systems to improve the quality of care for mothers and babies in low- and middle-income countries. Her research interest is on strengthening the capacity of healthcare providers, heath systems and community to improve quality of care for women and their newborns during and after pregnancy.

She has expertise in designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of quality improvement interventions in maternal and newborn health (MNH) (both at facility and community level); capacity development, coaching and mentoring of healthcare providers in MNH interventions. Hannah has conducted research and provided technical assistance in Uganda, Ghana, Togo, Chad, and Tanzania.

As a part-time PhD student, Hannah is exploring antenatal and postnatal care platforms in Togo and the impact interventions have on the quality of care women receive during and after pregnancy.

Teaching

Hannah has experience in clinical teaching and supervision for midwifery and medical undergraduate students both in the UK and in low-and-middle-income-countries. Hannah supports teaching and learning within LSTM by teaching on the Global health master’s programme, MIPH modules, the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the Diploma in Tropical Nursing (DTN). Hannah also supervises master’s student’s dissertation projects.

Memberships

Member of the Royal College of Midwives

NMC registered Midwife and Nurse