I am a Midwifery lecturer within the School of Health Sciences. Following my diploma in adult nursing at Kings College in 1998 I worked in a Coronary Care Unit at East Surrey Hospital. In 2002 I completed a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery Studies. I have spent the last 20 years in Midwifery practice in varying roles. I worked as a community midwife for 5 years. I was responsible for a caseload of women, supported the homebirth service and became a Supervisor of Midwives (now known as a Professional Midwifery Advocate). My interest and passion have always centred around low-risk midwifery care and being a part of a woman’s birthing experience. I became a Delivery Suite co-ordinator where I learnt invaluable leadership skills. The skills I developed on delivery suite prepared me to pursue leadership roles as matron for Antenatal Services and Intrapartum lead. In more recent years I worked as Patient Safety Lead Midwife which inspired my passion for patient safety. I am a qualified Professional Midwifery Advocates (PMA). Part of this role is to improve workplace culture and staff well-being.