Ms Terry Kana

Senior Research Associate

Terry has been a registered midwife since 1988 and has worked in a wide variety of hospital and community settings in the UK. She is a former Senior Midwifery Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and a former Supervisor of Midwives. She has over ten year’s international programme management experience in development, conflict, post conflict and complex emergencies in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Chechnya, Somalia, Burundi, DRC and Lesotho. 

Terry is an experienced teacher in midwifery and public health from community to postgraduate level. She regularly teaches on the master’s modules, the Diploma for Tropical Nursing and the Diploma for Tropical Medicine and Health. 

Terry is currently studying part-time for her PhD titled “What is the scope of practice and work load of midwives in low and middle income countries?” Supervisors: Professor Nynke van den Broek and Professor Tina Lavender

Selected Consultancies
2012 Initial needs assessment for a twinning health partnership between Ysbyty Gwynedd in North Wales and Quthing District Hospital Lesotho.

Professional Memberships
Royal College of Midwives 

Wellbeing of Women/RCM International Fellowship Award 2015.


Terry is a Member of the Research Ethics Committee and also a STEM Ambassador at LSTM

Current Projects

  • Making it Happen: Bangladesh and Pakistan

  • Systematic review of women’s perception of care


  • Selected Publications

    Jones S, Dickinson F, Kana T, Bar-Zeev S and van den Broek N (2014) 'Improving maternal and newborn health globally: the Making it Happen programme', Essentially MIDRS, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 7-12.

    Utz B, Zafar S, Arshad N, Kana T, Gopalakrishnan S and van den Broek N (2015) 'Status of Emergency Obstetric Care in four districts in Punjab, Pakistan - Results of an EOC Baseline Assessment', Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 1-6.

    Utz B, Kana T and van den Broek N (2015) 'Practical aspects of setting up obstetric skills laboratories - A literature review and proposed model', Midwifery, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 400-408. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2014.11.010