MSc, Registered Midwife (RM), PGCertEdHP
I started my career as a Children’s’ Nurse at the Hospitals for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London in 1989 and remained in the London area to complete Registration as a Midwife in 1996. I moved back to Cardiff to take up my first staff midwife post at the University Hospital of Wales and completed the MSc in Reproduction and Health at Cardiff University in 2002. Between 2011 and 2014 I was seconded to Cardiff University as an Associate Lecturer and obtained a post as a Lecturer in Midwifery in February 2014. I have completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Education for Healthcare Professionals and registered as a Nursing and Midwifery Council Teacher.
I continue to practice as a senior clinical midwife in Cardiff for one day each week and have a particular interest in maintaining normality throughout childbirth, care of the complex maternity client, all aspects of neonatal care and midwifery education. During my clinical career I have varied experience in all areas of maternity care, co-ordinating the busiest Labour ward in Wales and working as a Supervisor of Midwives between 2009 and 2013. I am also a newborn infant physical examination midwife and have assisted Consultant midwives with their clinics. I am also a Neonatal Life Support Provider and cascade BLS trainer within the local health board.
Within my academic role I have a particular interest in inter-professional working and will be presenting my work around joint teaching of midwifery and medical students at the European Midwives Association Conference in London later this year. I teach several groups of undergraduate healthcare students and have a particular interest in the student experience and innovation in teaching and learning within higher education.