Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE is England’s first Chief Midwifery Officer and Professor of Midwifery at King’s College London and London South Bank University.


Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent is understood to have helped deliver Prince George  and Princess Charlotte, the first two children of Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William.


She has worked as a midwife and a nurse and held senior positions in clinical practice, education, leadership and management including: Director of Midwifery and Nursing positions for Women’s and Children’s services at Imperial College Healthcare Trust & Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Academic roles have included: Senior Lecturer, Curriculum Leader, LME and Professor of Midwifery.


Jacqueline was appointed Chief Midwifery Officer in Spring 2019 at NHS England and NHS Improvement and is National Maternity Safety Champion for the Department of Health. She is also visiting Professor of Midwifery at Kings College London and London South Bank University.

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