Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 2021, I worked most recently at Buckinghamshire Health Care trust as a Practice Development Midwife, focusing on education in continuing professional development. Prior to that I spent over a decade working as a clinical midwife in all areas of maternity care.
I am a member of the NMC as a Registered Midwife and the Royal College of Midwives where I am also an RCM representative.
I studied for my BSc (hons) in Midwifery in 2005 at Kingston and St Georges University Hospital. My specialist area of interest is Human Factors and I am a qualified Human Factors trainer. This subject is of great interest to me because it governs all that we do as health care professionals and can have a huge impact on patient safety.
I have completed my Postgraduate Teaching certificate in Medical Education with the University of Buckingham. This qualification has enabled me to achieve Fellowship status with Advanced Higher Education.
I am also a Resuscitation Council UK certified instructor for Newborn Life Support.
In 2019 I worked with Oxford Academic Health Science Network on a project to improve cerebral palsy rates in preterm infants. It was the first ever perinatal quality improvement programme to be delivered at scale across the whole of the country, bringing together midwives, obstetricians and neonatologists. This project won a HSJ Patient Safety Award. I am very proud to have been part of something that has provoked change and improved outcomes for so many families.
My career highlight has still got to be by far, the immense privilege that it is to welcome new life into the world and watch new families being made.