I completed my BSc (Hons) Midwifery at the European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (EIHMS) at the University of Surrey in 2002. I worked as a midwife at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in roles which included audit, clinical governance and delivery suite coordinator. In 2012 I completed an MSc in Advanced Practice Women's Health at King's College London and in 2017 I completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Education for Professional Practice at the University of Surrey.
My BSc dissertation focused on the educational requirements of midwives in regards to the offering and provision of routine HIV testing in pregnancy. My MSc dissertation explored how women felt after sustaining severe perineal trauma during childbirth. I was involved in data collection for the national BirthPlace study.
I predominately teach on the BSc (Hons) Midwifery (registered midwife) program but also contribute to modules for nurses and paramedics.