Lecturer in Midwifery. I registered as a midwife in January 1990 following a career in nursing specialising in burns and plastics. With a strong philosophy of woman centred care I practised mainly in the community within continuity of care teams and latterly with vulnerable women. I have led in projects which include peer support breastfeeding training, teenage pregnancy peer support, use of the AUDIT C in antenatal bookings, neighbourhood public health inequalities and caseload midwifery. My professional interests include interprofessional collaboration, the culture of midwifery, midwifery regulation, health professional language use and student midwife and midwife resilience. My personal interests include creative textile techniques, running and taking my dog Kipper for long walks in the hills.