I qualified as a midwife in 2001 after completing a BSc (Hons) in Midwifery in the UK. I have worked as a midwife in a large regional referral unit, a community midwifery team (homebirth and hospital birth), a private hospital, a small public hospital, and as an Independent Midwife in private practise.
I am a Midwifery Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast. I completed a PhD in 2013 and my thesis ‘midwifery practice during birth: rites of passage and rites of protection’ is available online here.
About this blog
The aim of this blog to stimulate thinking and share knowledge, evidence and views on birth and midwifery. The posts reflect my own perspective and opinions… not necessarily everyone, or anyone else’s. I welcome debate and I’m happy to be wrong – so feel free to comment and put me right if required (preferably politely). My posts are not intended to provide advice or recommendations for individuals.
I update posts with new research and resources fairly regularly.