Current work including administrative and professional duties/roles etc
Associate Professor Midwifery Studies / Undergraduate Medical Studies;Middlesex University (HSSC) and Whittington Hospital/University College London
Board member of School of Health and Social Sciences Health Studies Sub-Committee.
Professional Link Whittington Health
Supervisor Masters Students
Chair at Validation, Accreditation and Review Panels
Site evaluation for overseas delivery of programmes
Conferences, books, journals and awards:
Steering group End FGM conference 2019
Steering group RCOG conference 2019
Peer reviewer Journal of Clinical Nursing 2017 - present
Speaker at Revitalising UK Midwifery: Transforming Maternity Services to Improve Quality, Safety and Choice. Translating Policy Development into Local Action: Improving the performance and delivery of midwifery services across the UK: Perinatal mental health 2017
Speaker at RCOG Skills and resources for delivering person-centred care ‘The importance of person-centred approaches to health care’ March 2017
Coordinator and speaker FGM Conference 2017
Chair and Speaker at Public Policy Exchange Assessing the National Maternity Review: Transforming Midwifery Services to Improve Quality, Safety and Choice. London2015
Co-Authored – ‘The psychobiology of birth’ – in Biopsychosocial Factors in Obstetrics & Gynaecology Cambridge Press 2017
Coordinator and speaker FGM Conference 2016
Speaker at ROAR conference (compassion in maternity care) 2015
Co – Authored ‘They don’t know what they don’t know’ in Kindness, Compassion and Respect in Maternity Care, published 2015.
Abstract reviewer RCOG World Congress 2014.
Developed E-Learning Package on Transition to Parenting for Royal College of Midwives. 2014
Co Editing book High Risk Maternity Care: A systems Based Approach. Routledge
Co-Editing book Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Midwives–potential core text book for midwifery programmes
Chair- 1st World Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Andrology. Maternal, Fetal & Child health, Trauma Stream. 22nd March 2010 am.
Journal Article Review for MIDIRS September 2010.
Presentation and poster Judge Health & Social Sciences Summer Conference June 2010
Shortlisted for Award in Excellence in Education - Interprofessional Learning. Royal College of Midwives June 2007/8.
Book Reviewer for ‘Midwifery Continuity of Care: A Practical Guide’ edited by Caroline Homer, Patricia Brodie and Nicky Leap – Peer Review of book prior to publication in 2008. Churchill Livingstone.
Award winners ‘Excellence in Medical Education Team Award’ presentation June 2007.
Royal College of Midwives; NMC; BSPOG
Links with partner/business orgs etc:
Scientific Council Member BSPOGA/BSPOG 2010 – present (Membership Secretary at present)
Development and delivery of SIMs package for Whittington Health. (Multiprofessional workshops for ‘Facilitating Parenthood and Chaperoning)
NHS England – ‘Development of a Training Strategy for all Healthcare Staff: 2016 – 2020’
RCM Chair at Whittington Branch July 16 - present
SSC Module leader (5th year medical studies) Clinical Decision Making, The biopsychosocial impact of birth and Appraising Clinical risk
Learning & Teaching Interests
Promotion of normalising birth (including in high risk settings) , anatomy and physiology, the biospsychosocial aspects of birth, breastfeeding; sexual health; midwifery education (including new ways of learning, thinking and future care provision), Interprofessional learning, employabilityand governmental policy in relation to midwifery care.
Research Outputs & Interests
Postnatal Health, Interprofessional working, Interprofessional education, the use of SIMs, Action research, Grounded Theory,