My career within healthcare began in 1991 where I trained and practiced as a Registered General Nurse before completing my midwifery training at the University of Hertfordshire, gaining a first-class honours degree in March 2000. As a midwife, I have worked in both community and high dependency maternity settings in various clinical and leadership roles within London, the Midlands and South East England. I am currently employed as a senior lecturer at the University of West London and my clinical and academic expertise includes intrapartum care, fetal monitoring, complex care-planning and decision making.
I am a passionate advocate for the safe personalised care of women and babies and am committed to developing midwifery knowledge and skills to ensure this. I have undertaken additional training in service improvement and leadership. I obtained my Practice Educator/ Lecturer award in 2007, and Masters in Midwifery in 2008. I was recently awarded my Doctorate in Clinical Practice at Southampton University. The focus of my research was midwives decision-making during the second-stage of labour.