Coming soon
Editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research and Practice

Board of Directors Canadian Association of Midwifery Educators

Former Member of McMaster University Board of Governors

Former Member of McMaster University Senate

Coming Soon
Patricia S McNiven RM, BSc, MSc, PhD
Associate Professor


1) What you wanted to be when you grew up: artist or an Olympic Dressage Rider
2) How and why you chose Midwifery: I love everything about Midwifery. Birth is the most incredible experience and a midwife plays a central role in the quality of that experience while ensuring safety.
3) What unique experiences/expertise you bring to the program: I have been a midwife since 1981 and before that was involved in birth as a maternity nurse and prenatal educator. I was the second midwife in Canada to obtain a PhD and am founding faculty with the Ontario Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University. I was a founding member of the College of Midwives of Ontario and am currently the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research and Practice. I bring years of teaching and watching new midwives enter the profession as well as clinical practice.