I have successfully completed MSc in Advancing Professional Practice (July 2019) with the topic on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). I am currently working at disseminating the findings of my dissertation by publication, integrating this research into teaching and learning, to further increase knowledge in the local population and support staff caring for this population of women.
I have experience of presenting innovative practice at National and International level. In May 2019, myself and two other university colleagues presented at a conference in Iceland. Through ERASMUS funding, we presented our practice of facilitating an undergraduate inter-professional workshop about perinatal mental health. On a similar theme of interprofessional education and perinatal mental health, I was part of the same team that presented a poster at a national conference in London (July 2018) and Bournemouth (July 2018).
I have worked at senior level in Midwifery education for some years and this is a role that I have found both extremely rewarding and challenging. I am proud to have been involved in midwifery education during the pandemic, in a time when national and local guidance changes frequently, having a direct effect on the students on the course, communication and teamwork are key to effective course management.
As a Midwife, I continue to obtain an annual registration with the NMC and maintain the requirements for revalidation, both for Nursing (Adult) and Midwifery. I continue to work in practice and work as a registered Midwife in a local Trust.