I have been employed by the University as a midwifery lecturer since January 2016. I qualified as a midwife in 1998 and have worked in clinical practice (including hospital and community services) in Manchester and West Yorkshire. My clinical interests focused around holistic care of women and families, including developing expertise in breastfeeding support, parent education and safeguarding. I have also worked as a researcher on a mixed-methods study and as a research midwife recruiting for RCTS. Additionally, I facilitate parent education through the NCT.
Research Expertise and Interests
- Infant feeding
- Community midwifery
- Safeguarding and cultural/sociological aspects of midwifery practice