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FGM Conference

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START DATE 15 June 2018
START TIME 09:30am

Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT

END DATE 15 June 2018
END TIME 04:30pm

A journey through the problems encountered by women, children and men encountering FGM: addressing the role of professionals with identifying, managing and supporting them.

Who should attend?

  • Commissioning managers / leads
  • Safeguarding leads/LSCB members
  • FGM Trust leads
  • Specialist workers
  • Health and Wellbeing Board chairs / Public Health leads
  • Local authority leads / councillors
  • Social workers
  • Primary and secondary teachers, teaching assistants,head teachers, those working in education with links to well-being services or delivery of PSHE
  • Community groups & 3rd sector organisations
  • GPs, midwives, nurses, health visitors, school nurses, teachers, social workers
  • Other multi-disciplinary professionals

Registration and fees

The delegate rate includes attendance of the conference, breakout sessions and conference reception.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Standard Fee* £59

Student Fee* £29

Last booking date for this event is 15th June 2018

Group bookings of 4 or more from same organisation 10% reduction per person

To register and pay for your place at the conference, please visit our website



9.00 – 9.30          Registration and coffee

9.30 –10.00         Welcome and opening remarks, Jan Williams, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of School of Health and Education, Sinead Mehigan, Head of Adult Child and Midwifery Department, Middlesex University

10.00 - 11.00      Courtroom Drama, Professor Joshua Castellino, Professor of Law & Dean of the School of Law

11.00 – 11.30     Coffee break

11.30 – 12.00     Courtroom Drama – Q and A Panel

12.00 – 12.30     Courtroom Drama – Summing up and Results

12.30 – 13.30     Lunch

13.30 – 14.15     Breakout sessions/workshops


1. Terrance Turner Film – Lyndsey  Ahmet

2. Outreach to Youth – Joy Clarke

3. Approaches to Training - Suzanne Everett

3. Working with the Community – Joy Clark

4. Paediatric Nurse Child health and FGM

13. 45 – 14.15 Coffee and cake.

14.15 – 15.00 Breakout sessions/workshops


  1. Mandatory recording – Therese Bourne
  2. Terrance Turner Film –  Suzanne Everett
  3. Outreach to Youth – Joy Clarke
  4. Paediatric Nurse
  5. Police talk

15.00 – 15.30 Home Office

15.30 – 16.00 Plenary and Close


Lindsey Ahmet, Senior Lecturer Midwifery Middlesex University

Lindsey Ahmet has been a registered nurse and midwife for over 30 years. She joined Middlesex University in 1994 having led equality and Public Health initiatives as a Senior Midwife in the East End of London. Raised in the Rocky Mountains, USA, a card carrying feminist and ex-hippy she came to midwifery after experiencing life in different parts of the Med and earning a BSoc Sci from City University, London. this was followed by graduate studies in Birmingham and Bradford. During her shortened nursing course for graduates at St. Georges Hospital, London Lindsey arranged and undertook a month long "obstetric Tour de France", including Michelle Odent's Water Birth Unit in Pithiviers.

Theresa Bourne, Associate Professor (Practice) Midwifery and Undergraduate Medical Studies, Middlesex University

urrent 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.

Professor Joshua Castellino, Dean of School of Law, Middlesex University

Joshua Castellino is Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law at Middlesex University London, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway, Ireland. He is the founder of the Annual Summer School on Minorities, first held in June 2001 in Galway, Ireland. Joshua has held visiting positions in Ireland, Spain, Hungary and Italy. He worked as a journalist in Mumbai, India, with the Indian Express Group, was awarded a Chevening Scholarship to pursue an MA in International Law & Politics in 1995 and completed his PhD in International Law in 1998. Joshua has authored seven books in international law and human rights law, on self-determination, title to territory and indigenous peoples rights, besides over fifty academic articles on a range of these and other legal sub-topics. He has completed the third, in a five-book series published by Oxford University Press, on issues concerning Global Minority Rights Law, the latest entitled Minority Rights in the Middle East: A Comparative Legal Analysis (with Kathleen Cavanaugh). Joshua was part of the EU-China Experts & Diplomatic Dialogue and Lawyers for the New Millennium: Support for the Arab Law Union. He regularly engages with multilateral organizations, Law Societies, the judiciary and NGOs in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, on issues of human rights advocacy and public international law. He sits on the Leadership Council of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) convened by Jeffrey Sachs under the auspices of the UN Secretary General, where he co-chairs the working group entitled Gender, Social Exclusion and Vulnerable Groups.

Joy Clark, FGM Specialist Midwife, Whittington Health

Joy's special interests include setting up an African Well-Women’s Clinic in the year 2000 which supports and improves the maternity care and outcomes for childbearing women with female genital mutilation. De-infibulation is carried out after 20 weeks gestation or during the first stage of labour by one of the Specialist Midwives or a Consultant Obstetrician.  The number of referrals  to the clinic rose from 1-5 per month in 2000 to  5-10 per month in 2001.

Suzanne Everett, Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health, Middlesex University

Su Everett is a senior Lecturer, programme leader and Module leader Specialising in Sexual Health and Contraception at Middlesex University. She works part time in this role but also works part time as a senior nurse practitioner at an integrated sexual health clinic in South London. She is an RGN, RM. BSc (hons) psychology, Masters in Sexual Health and Education, PG cert (HE). ENB 900, 998, A08. Independent Prescriber.


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