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Spokespeople

Bliss has a range of spokespeople able to comment on neonatal research, policy, neonatal care and issues facing premature and sick babies and their families.

Contact the Media Team to speak with one of our spokespeople on 020 7378 5741, email media@bliss.org.uk or call out of hours on 07725 747826

Caroline Lee-Davey, Chief Executive

Caroline joined Bliss as Chief Executive in November 2014. Before that Caroline was the Director of Policy, Advice and Communications at Gingerbread, the single parent charity, where she led on policy and campaigning work as well as overseeing the delivery of multi-channel information and advice services. Caroline was previously Deputy Director of Communications, Policy & Campaigns at housing charity Shelter. Caroline is also a trustee of Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people.

Zoe Chivers, Head of Services

Zoe Chivers

Zoë has worked for Bliss for over five years developing programmes of work and training to support health professionals improve family centred care on neonatal units. She has created the flagship Bliss Baby Charter programme as well as working with neonatal networks in England and Wales to develop their parental engagement, helping to ensure parents are part of the solution for improving services. Her team provides funding for small innovative practice projects and is currently looking to expand their parental engagement with research and sharing best practice.

Her previous experience has been in other charities supporting patient empowerment and in the corporate sector.

Caroline Stickland, Campaigns and Policy Manager

Caroline Stickland

Caroline joined Bliss in 2016 and leads on the development of local campaigning, engagement with elected representatives and policy makers across the UK, and the development of national campaigns to improve neonatal services.

Caroline is Bliss’ main spokesperson on all campaigning and policy issues including medical and nursing staff shortages, facilities and support for parents, and Bliss’ campaigning reports.

Dr Jane Hawdon

Jane Hawdon

Dr Hawdon is a consultant neonatologist and clinical academic group director at Barts Health NHS Trust and was previously the clinical lead for the North Central London Perinatal Network. She is committed to family-centred care within the neonatal service and has clinical interests in infant feeding and chronic lung disease of prematurity. Jane is a member of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel and has been the neonatal member of a number of NICE guideline development groups.

Jane has three school-aged children, the youngest of whom was born preterm.