I qualified as a Registered General nurse in 1987 following completing my training at Charing Cross Hospital in London. I trained as a Midwife in 1996 at Thames Valley University and my placement area was St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington. I have worked in all clinical and community aspects of midwifery in London, Hertfordshire and now in North Yorkshire.
I went onto to study an MSc in Midwifery at City University in London in 2002.
I became a lecturer in Midwifery in 2011 and undertook the Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at Teesside University in 2014 and am a recorded teacher on the NMC register, I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I am the admissions tutor for both the BSc Midwifery and the PGDip Midwifery.
Within teaching, I have developed inter-professional learning and teaching in simulation and I am always keen to explore alternative strategies for student learning.
I continue to work one day a week in clinical practice as a midwife as well as 4 days a week at the University. I am a Professional Midwifery Advocate in both settings