My initial experience of Higher Education was aged 18, with Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, where I studied for a HND in Printing Science. After working in industry Midwifery found me in 1996 after having my first two children- the best decision I’ve made!
My first position was as a rotational Hospital Midwife at Countess of Chester Hospital. After a year I moved to Liverpool Women’s Hospital where I worked in all inpatient areas. I was the Clinical Practice Facilitator with LJMU in 2005, an Associate Midwifery Tutor at Edge Hill University in 2008, and then followed my heart to be a Community Midwife. I have also worked as a Research Midwife; I was involved with the RELEASE trial with Professor Weeks from University of Liverpool, and later in my career I implemented the innovative Maternity Assist Digital Midwifery Service with a fellow Midwife. I was appointed Deputy Antenatal & Newborn Screening Midwife in 2017 and was a member of Public Health England NIPESMART National User Group. My most recent practice role was in the new Homebirth Team, where I worked with an inspiring team of like-minded Midwives and took the lead on antenatal parent education, and I’m a hypnobirthing teacher too.
2008, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, MA in Midwifery Studies, Midwifery
2001, University College Chester, United Kingdom, BA(Hons) First Class in Midwifery Studies, Midwifery
1999, University of Chester, United Kingdom, Diploma in Higher Education, Midwifery Studies
Lecturer in Midwifery, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
Certificate of Professional Development: Examination of the Newborn (Distinction), United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2011
ENB Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice (997), United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, ? - 2005