Faculty & Staff

Deepa Upadhyaya, PhD, RM, CNM

Deepa Upadhyaya

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Administrative Title: Academic Director, Bachelor of Midwifery

Office: Y251
Email: dyupadhyaya@mtroyal.ca
Phone: 403.440.6021


PhD, University of Calgary, Community Health Sciences (Medical Education)
MS, Oregon Health Sciences University (Nurse-Midwifery)
BSN, Metropolitan State University (Nursing)
BA, St. Olaf College (Political Science and Philosophy)

I have had the great fortune to work in perinatal/child health and in the education of health care providers in many places around the world, including Canada (Alberta, British Columbia & Quebec), Ireland (Dublin), Afghanistan (Badakhshan - Médecins sans Frontières), United States of America (Oregon, Washington, and Minnesota), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa), and Ghana (Carpenter). Along with the faculty position at Mount Royal University, I maintain clinical practice as a Registered Midwife.

Areas of Instruction

  • Cultures and Communities
  • Obstetric Complications and Consultations
  • Maternal and Newborn Pathology
  • Normal Childbearing and Healthy Newborns
  • Pathophysiology

Areas of Scholarships

  • Midwifery preceptorship and experiential curriculum
  • Perinatal and newborn care and education of health care providers in Low and Middle-Income Countries
  • Fostering Cultural Humility in Midwifery Students

Relevant Community Service

  • Canadian Association for Midwifery Education - Member of Board of Directors
  • Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology — Advances in Labour and Risk Management International Program Executive Committee Member
  • Alberta Health Services — Indigenous Maternal Newborn Child & Youth Standing Committee Member
  • Alberta Association of Midwives — Insurance and Risk Management Committee Member
  • Instructor: Advances in Labour and Risk Management (SOGC), Fetal Health Surveillance, Midwifery Emergency Skills (AOM/CAM), Neonatal Resuscitation (CPS)