Dr. Ann Sprague has long been involved in maternal child care initiatives at the regional, national and international levels. She was instrumental in the development of fetal surveillance education and guidelines in Canada, and has an excellent track record with grant applications, publications, project and team leadership, and mentoring of students. In recent years she has published in the clinical areas of bed rest in pregnancy, fetal surveillance, second stage of labour, fetal fibronectin and H1N1 in pregnancy. Ann leads the BORN data analysis and research team currently developing and evaluating key performance indicators for maternal child care in Ontario. Ann also has a keen interest in privacy related to health databases and the protection of personal health information. She earned her nursing degree at the University of New Brunswick, her masters of education at the University of Ottawa, and her doctorate in nursing at the University of Alberta. She has academic appointments at the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University in Kingston.