I qualified as a midwife in 2001 after completing a BSc (Hons) in Midwifery in the UK. I have practised midwifery in a range of settings in the United Kingdom and Australia.
I am a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery and Midwifery Discipline Lead at the University of the Sunshine Coast. My research focus is on the physiology of birth; women’s experience of birth; care provider practice during birth; and women’s rights in maternity care.
I have published in numerous formats including journal articles and books. I have also presented at many events nationally and internationally. You can find out more in my resume.
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 including my employer. 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 key posts with new research and resources regularly rather than writing lots of new posts.
This site is marketing-free. I don’t accept advertising offers, and will not promote or endorse products for companies or individuals.