I joined the midwifery team at the University of Bradford in July 2022, moving from a role in practice education at a local hospital. My practice education role has allowed me to develop a greater understanding of the issues impacting on practice education, as well as supporting a pilot of a coaching model for teaching students on clinical placement. I also participated in delivery of the preceptorship programme, an experience I hope will be useful when supporting our students in preparing for their transition to being registered midwives.
Prior to my role in practice education I worked as a rotational midwife, which allowed me to gain experience in all areas of hospital based midwifery. I spent the larger part of my midwifery career working on labour ward during which time I completed additional training in enhanced maternal care to support my role in providing care for women needing high dependency care. This sparked my interest in the intersection between critical care and maternity care.