Commissions

2014- present Swiss delegate Management Committtee COST Action IS 1405 „Building Intrapartum Research Through Health" (BIRTH)- an interdisciplinary whole

system approach to understanding and contextualising physiological labour and birth

2016- 2017 Board Member (Zentralvorstand), Swiss Federation of Midwives (SHV), Bern

2014- 2016 Working Group WHO Technical Working Group on Health Workforce Education Assessment Tools, WHO, Geneva

2014- present Reviewer Evidence Based Midwifery

2012 Organisation/ coordination Second German speaking future workshop for midwives in schools, research and practice „Visions for Research and Practice in maternity care (4 countries: Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland), 05./ 06. November 2012, University Hospital, Bern

2011 Organisation/ moderation “Midwifery Module”, ISSHP Congress, Geneva, 11. July

2010- 2011 Initiation / coordination First German speaking future workshop for midwives in schools, research and practice „Visions for Research and Practice in

maternity care (4 countries: Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland), 18./19. November 2011, FHG Zentrum für Gesundheitsberufe, Innsbruck

2011- 2014 Member of SPCC, Organisational Board ICM Conference, Prague, CZ

2011- 2012 Associate editor BMC Pregnancy and Chidlbirth (Section Health services and interventions

2011 Sounding Board Palliative Care, Bern

2010- 2014 Swiss delegate Management Committtee COST Action IS 0907 „Childbirth Culture, Concerns and Consequences“. Creating a dynamic EU Framework

for optimal maternity care

2010 WHO Sounding Board Transformative Education in Health Care, WHO, Geneva

2010- present Associate Editor International Journal of Childbirth

2010- present Editorial Board Midwifery

2010- 2011 Coordinator ICM in Project Multidisciplinary Patient Safety Curriculum Guide, WHO, Geneva

2009- 2011 Expert on Task Force Developing Global Standards for Midwifery Education, ICM The Hague, NL

2009- 2017 Co- Chair ICM Education Standing Committee (European Region), International Confederation of Midwives ICM, The Hague, NL

2009- 2011 Member of SPCC, Organisational Board ICM Conference, Durban, SA

2006- 2009 Member of Management Board Swiss Organisation of Health Professions’ Associations (SVBG), Lead of Section Education

Work including: Sounding Board NTE (Nachträglicher Titelerwerb), Sounding Board Competencies of Health Care Professions (FH/ HF), Transoformation into Higher (Tertiary) Education for Swiss Health Professions

2005- 2009 Member Research Standing Committee, ICM, The Hague, NL

2004- 2010 Co- initiator/coordinator and member of project group Project European Master’s of Science in Midwifery. Funded by EU Life Long Learning Programme Erasmus 2007- 2010

1999- 2011 Advisory Board “Die Hebamme”

1996- 2012 Counsellor/ Adviser Midwifery Research, Journal “Hebamme.ch” (Swiss Midwives’ Association)