Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent

Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE is the Chief Midwifery Officer, NHS England.

She is visiting Professor of Midwifery at Kings College London and London South Bank University.

Her experience has led to her leading and influencing national maternity standards and guidance and she influences healthcare, nationally and internationally.

Professor Dunkley-Bent has worked as a midwife and a nurse and held many senior positions in clinical practice, education, leadership and management including Director of Midwifery and Nursing positions at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

In 2014 she received the HSJ, BME Pioneers award and in 2015 she was selected from over 100 nominations for inclusion in Nursing Times’ Leaders 2015 list that celebrates nurses and midwives who are pioneers, entrepreneurs and inspirational role models in their profession.

Her voluntary work currently includes Midwifery Ambassador for the charity Saying Goodbye and Trustee for the RCN Foundation.