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Dr. Beth Murray-Davis is a registered midwife who holds a BA in Sociology (University of Guelph, 1999), a BHSc in Midwifery (McMaster University, 2003), a MA in Health Profession Education (University of Toronto, OISE, 2006) and a PhD in Primary Health Care (University of Sheffield, 2010).

In July 2019 she was appointed the Scientific Director of the McMaster Midwifery Research Centre.

Dr. Murray-Davis has been involved with midwifery teaching at McMaster since 2008. Prior to working at McMaster she was a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at Sheffield Hallam University in Sheffield, UK.

She continues to maintain her clinical practice as a midwife with the Community Midwives of Hamilton.

Dr. Beth Murray-Davis holds a Hamilton Health Sciences Early Career Award, and is a co-PI for a CIHR Clinician Investigator Team Grant examining Non Communicable Diseases in Obstetrics. Her current research interests include pregnant peoples experiences of healthy nutrition and exercise during pregnancy and postpartum, fetal movement awareness, midwifery experiences of caring for complicated pregnancies, client and health care provider experiences of alternative models of practice for midwives, and client decision making about place of birth. To review the complete Midwifery Research Centre biography for Dr. Beth Murray-Davis, please see the following link:


  • 2018 Teresa Cascioli Award in Women’s Health
  • 2015 Certificate in Academic Leadership, McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences
  • 2015 Hamilton Health Sciences Early Career Award
  • 2012 Hamilton Health Sciences New Investigator
  • 2012 Alan Blizzard Award, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


  • Experiences of healthy nutrition and exercise during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Fetal movement awareness
  • Midwifery experiences of caring for complicated pregnancies
  • Experiences of alternative models of practice for midwives decision making about place of birth. 


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  • BA - University of Guelph
  • BHSc - McMaster University
  • MA - University of Toronto
  • PhD - University of Sheffield 
  • Post Doc – McMaster University



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