I came to midwifery as a second career and qualified as a midwife in 2007. I worked as a rotational midwife covering the antenatal, labour and postnatal wards in a busy hospital for several years. During this time I undertook further education to become a Supervisor of Midwives and also was involved in setting up a new Birth Centre. I started rotating out to a community setting before moving to a permanent community post in 2017. In 2019 I helped to develop, and then worked in, the region's first Continuity of Carer midwifery team, before moving to the University to further explore my passion for education as well as midwifery. I am a Professional Midwifery Advocate and have a strong interest in developing a thoughtful, questioning and courageous generation of midwives to take our profession forwards.
My current teaching areas and interests include clinical skills and communication. I am module leader for Childbirth 1 which focuses on the physiological process of birth. I am also an Admissions tutor, and link lecturer for Hull and East Yorkshire community midwifery and continuity of care areas, and placements co-ordinator for Hull and East Yorkshire midwifery placements, and part of the curriculum development team.