Eileen Hutton has a B.Sc. in Nursing (Queen’s University, 1974), MScN in Parent Child Nursing (University of Toronto, 1985), a Certificate in Midwifery (Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences, 1993), and a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology (University of Toronto, 2003).
Hutton has received numerous academic awards including the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Career Scholar (2004); a Canadian Institutes of Health Research, New Investigator Award (2004); and Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Research Fellowships (1998-02 and 2002-03). In June, 2006, she was presented with the Western Regional Award by the SOGC in recognition of her leadership in research and education.
She was an assistant clinical professor in the McMaster University Department of Family Medicine from 1993 to 2003, and from 2003 to 2006, an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia in the Division of Midwifery and the Child and Family Research Institute. She is now a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Assistant Dean of the Midwifery Education Program. Prof. Hutton also served as Professor of Midwifery Sciences at Vrije University, Amsterdam from 2010 to 2015 on part-time secondment.
Hutton has held many positions in local, provincial and national organizations. As an appointed member of the Ontario Midwifery Education Curriculum Design Committee, Hutton was part of the team which made recommendations for the development of the Midwifery Education Program in Ontario, and provided the prototype for the University of British Columbia program.
She has been active in the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC), playing a pivotal role in representing her profession as the first midwife associate member to Council, and the first midwife on the Advances in Labour and Risk Management (ALARM) committee. She is a past president of the Association of Ontario Midwives, and a founder and current co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research and Practice.
Hutton’s clinical experience is in obstetrical nursing and midwifery. Her research interest lies in clinical practice pertaining to normal childbirth with a particular focus on clinical trial methodology, transdisciplinary research and knowledge translation.