Zoë Hodgson to lead Midwifery work for the Ministry

Zoë Hodgson, an alumni, a preceptor, an adjunct UBC Midwifery Professor, and most recently Clinical Director for the Midwives Association of BC (MABC), has joined the NP and Midwives team in the Nursing Policy Secretariat as the Clinical and Policy Lead for Midwives and will lead Midwifery work for the Ministry.

The Nursing Policy Secretariat leads the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative strategic policy direction and initiatives to optimize the scope and role of nurses in B.C. (including licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and registered psychiatric nurses) and health care … 

Zoë is a PhD-trained Registered Midwife. Originally from the UK, Zoë moved to Canada with her husband of two weeks at the end of 2005. She has 20 years of research experience in reproductive health and originally worked as the Director of Research at BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver. Zoë continues to be involved in research and is passionate about evidence-based practice. She sat on the UBC Clinical Research Ethics Board for several years and is vice president of the closing College of Midwives of BC (CMBC) board. Zoë has years of teaching experience in the UBC faculty of medicine, and her most recent work experience was as the Clinical Director for the Midwives Association of BC (MABC). Here, Zoë drove clinical analysis, program evaluation and policy development in supporting the profession of midwifery. Zoë currently practices at the South Community Birth Program in Vancouver, an interprofessional practice, with RMs and FPs working collaboratively with NPs and RNs. When not baby-catching, Zoë enjoys spending time with her children (which usually involves getting drenched on the soccer pitch!), loves the outdoors and is an avid road biker.