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Dr Fiona Denison’s Birth Mirror reaches the final of the Converge Challenge KickStart Awards

MRC CRH’s Fiona Denison’s Birth Mirror has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s Converge Challenge KickStart Awards.

This article was first published on 31 August, 2017

The birth mirror is an Easily Adjustable Submersible Illuminated (EASI) birth mirror to help midwives and new mums to view the birthing process more easily.

Dr Fiona Denison

This handheld, waterproof mirror could make water births safer and easier for mothers and midwives. It has a flexible, long shaft to reduce bending and potential back injury, an integrated and waterproof light source to help midwives see more easily, and a longer handle to reduce exposure to contaminated water.


Dr Fiona Denison, who is a Consultant Obstetrician and Reader in Maternal and Fetal Health at MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, has been shortlisted as one of ten finalists out of 212 entries.

The winner will be announced on September 28th 2017 at a star studded Awards Ceremony in the Glasgow Science Centre.

Among the categories being contested this year is the Challenge’s KickStart Digital Entrepreneur Award – dedicated to internet marketing and entrepreneurialism and giving credit to the team or individual who pioneers the digital marketing of their project.


You can watch Dr Denison’s one minute video and place your vote for the Birth Mirror to win this category by clicking on the following link:

Voting closes Tuesday 19th September at midnight.


The KickStart judges will cast a vote on the video content and this will be included in the final decision making process, which will be added to each finalist’s scores for the video views and votes.

To note:

Converge Challenge is Scotland's premier company creation competition and entrepreneurship training programme for staff and students at Scottish Universities.