I qualified as a nurse in 1985, before training as a midwife, qualifying in 1986. Whilst working in clinical midwifery practice, I undertook a variety of roles including parent education & breastfeeding facilitator, Birthrate Plus project midwife, midwifery risk management co-ordinator and Band 7 delivery suite co-ordinator. I completed a PGCHSCE in 2010, and an MSc in Women's Health in 2012.
I have always had a particular interest in educating future generations of midwives, and am committed to supporting the school in providing innovative education programmes, which build on experience from practice; the midwifery programme achieving Baby Friendly accredited status being a good example.
Other interests include the history of healthcare and midwifery in particular, and am a member of Du Partu, an independent history of childbirth group.
University roles and responsibilities
- Module Leader
- Breastfeeding, including the experiences of midwives supporting mothers
- Places of birth
I teach on the BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Registered Midwife) course.
I teach the following modules:
- NUR1033: Skills for Midwifery Practice
- NUR1034: Politics, Philosophy and Practice of Midwifery.
On these modules I cover all aspects of breastfeeding, midwifery practice and care, and the history of midwifery.