Senior Instructor

Cathryn Ellis is a registered midwife in British Columbia and an Instructor in the Division of Midwifery. Her past experiences include the coordination of the Immigrant Women’s Primary Health Project and the coordination of a provincial consensus committee around Blood-Borne Pathogens and Injection Drug Use (Saskatchewan Health). She has experience working in Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, Kosovo, Zambia, Uganda and Nepal as a midwife and instructor. Cathy Ellis has been developing ways to participate in Safe Motherhood initiatives by working with midwives in these countries to strengthen midwifery practices and in-service training. Her current work includes midwifery consulting for the Interrupting Pathways to Maternal Newborn and Early Childhood Sepsis Initiative in rural Bangladesh.

University of Saskatchewan, Masters of Science (Community Health and Epidemiology)
SIAST, Diploma (Nursing)
University of Regina, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (Visual Arts)
MIDW 360 Global Maternal Infant Health
MIDW 370 Global Clinical Placement
Research Interests

Safe Motherhood, Global Midwifery

Publications and Presentations

2011 Ellis C, Schummers L, Rostoker M. (2011). Reducing maternal mortality in Uganda: Applying the “three delays” framework. International Journal of Childbirth, 1(4): 218-226(9).

2009 Ellis C, Rostoker M (2009). UBC Nurse and Midwifery Two-year Project in Uganda. Report prepared for the Center for International Child Health.

2008 Ellis C. (2008). “Here it is not like at home”: Cross-cultural competencies for midwives. Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research and Practice, 7(3).

2004 Ellis C (2004). Sexual exploitation of children and youth in Regina. Report prepared for the Government of Saskatchewan Department of Community Resources and Employment.

2002 Ellis C (2002). HIV/blood-borne pathogens and injection drug use consensus committee report. Report prepared for Saskatchewan Health.

1999 Breitkreiz L, Ellis C, Hanson C, Moon M (1999). Midwifery care: Women’s experiences, hopes and reflections. Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence: Winnipeg, MB.

1998 Ellis C (1998). Evaluation report of acquired brain injury program. Report prepared for Saskatchewan Health.