Tim Draycott, Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol and Fellow of the Health Foundation, has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Award for his work on Obstetrics and Neonatal Practice. Tim and his team work on a research-based training programme that makes labour and birth safer for babies and mothers across the world.

Tim has been a Health Foundation Fellow since 2010, and collected the Award from the Queen at a prestigious event at Buckingham Palace at the end of February.

Commenting on the Award he said: 'The research in obstetric and neonatal practice has made a positive difference to mothers and babies and will continue to save thousands of lives throughout the world. We are proud of this achievement that highlights the ground-breaking research being carried out by Bristol academics.'

Tim also recognised and praised the Health Foundation for granting him his Fellowship, without which, in his words: 'I would not have had the time and head space to develop our work and I feel that this award is definitely a shared success.'

The Health Foundation congratulates Tim and his team on this important achievement.