Kuldip K Bharj OBE

PhD; MSc; BSc (Hons); RM; RN; DN (London); MTD; RSA Counselling Skills; IHSM Cert.


Kuldip K Bharj OBE - Trustee

Kuldip is a British midwife and academic, currently employed as a maternity investigator by the HSIB and is a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Leeds.

Kuldip has over forty years engagement in midwifery spanning education, research and practice. After working as a clinical midwife, she moved into midwifery education in 1981. She has comprehensive experience of delivering healthcare education within an interprofessional environment; has extensive knowledge and understanding of policy, practice and regulation underpinning education and health services.  Kuldip’s principle interests around policy and practice, health inequalities including issues of ‘race’ and ethnicity, evidence-based practice, people’s experience of health services and workforce development have underpinned her research and publications including presentation of papers at national and international conferences.

Throughout her professional life she has been dedicated to excellence in the provision and delivery of education and practice, contributing to the development and implementation of responsive, safe and quality education and health services.

She served on the editorial board of the British Journal of Midwifery and MIDIRS; was a registrant member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (2009- 2013); chaired the NMC’s Midwifery Committee (2011- 2013); has wide experience in NHS public appointments as a non-executive director and a Chair of the NHS trusts. She served on the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery (2009-2010).

In 2009 her work for services to healthcare and to the community in Leeds was recognised in the Queen’s Honours list when she was awarded an OBE.