Developing Parenting resiliance by programmes of parent education (1st International 3rd National Childbirth Education and Educators Congress, Dokuz Eylul University Cesme Izmir , Turkey, October 2018).
450 midwifery, nursing and obstetric delegates attended this international conference which ran over 4 days.
The importance of parent education in developing parenting resiliance (Mental Health, University of Salford, United Kingdom, December 2017).
My presentation focused on developing programmes of parent education to prepare parents for the realities of their new role, it acknowledged the current high rates for postnatal depression in both women and men and suggested stra... more >>
Resolution; "We call upon the Government to recruit and retain more Midwives" (Annual General Conference of the W.I., Royal Albert Hall London, United Kingdom, May 2012).
Invited to present the 2012 Resolution to the Conference.
Women Centred Care; a salient philosophy for pregnant incarcerated women (Mothers and babies in Prison, University of Salford Centre for Prison Studies , United Kingdom, September 2010).
1st International Conference
Aquanatal exercise as a tool for addressing maternal obesity. (3rd National Birth Conference "Public Health;turning rhetoric into action", University of Worcester, United Kingdom, July 2010).
Water; A powerful medium for pregnancy and birth. (ICM /RCM Midwives Conference 2008, Glasgow, United Kingdom, June 2008).
Support Overdue Report into Women's Experiences of Maternity Care (WI / RCM / NCT 1000 days., January 2013 to May 2013).
Following on from the WI resolution I presented at the Royal Albert Hall in June 2012 regarding Midwifery care, I was asked to be a member of the joint steering committee which resulted in the report highlighted above.
Specialist speaker for the Aquatic Rehabilitation module University of Hertfordshire (University of Hertfordchire, June 2012).
Input into the new module developed by the Physiotherapy team.
Clinical and Professional Advisor Midwifery (Care Quality Commission, May 2012).
External Examiner Duties
Cork (Ireland, September 2013).
External for the BSc (Hons) undergraduate Midwifery 4 year programme.
University of Wolverhampton (United Kingdom, October 2009).
Programme and subject (dual) external examiner for BSc (Hons) Midwifery programme (direct and post RN pathways).
Honours and Awards
Finalist in the General Practice Awards 2011 (BMJ, United Kingdom, November 2011).
Catagory; Innovator of the Year for the development of the Pregnancy Aquatics, Nutrition and Health Module
Finalist in the R.C.M. annual Awards 2011 Catagory; Innovation on Education. (R.C.M., United Kingdom, January 2011).
Shortlisted in the Excellence in Education catagory (London)
Memberships of External Bodies
Full Member of British Society of Clinical Hypnosis (BSCH) (United Kingdom, April 2017).
I completed a post graduate certificate in clinical hypnosis and have offered it to many different types of individuals accessing care at my business. I specialise in hypnotherapy for childbirth.
Full Member of British Medical Accupuncture Society (BMAS) (United Kingdom, January 2015).
I currently offer acupuncture to individuals within my business setting, for a variety of conditions, including post maturity in pregnancy, infertility and Pelvic Girdle Pain.
Fellow of Higher Education Acadamy (HAE) (United Kingdom, September 2010).
Full Member of North West Research Ethics Committee (United Kingdom, December 2009).
Professional member of Greater Manchester Research Ethics Committee.
Full Member of Register of Exercise Professionals (REP) UK (United Kingdom, December 2000).
I have been leading Aquanatal sessions in the community setting since 1997 and am now a level 3 pregnancy Aquatics instructor with the REP.
Other Evidence of External Esteem
Executive Cabinet Member for the Health and Wellbeing portfolio Boton Council (United Kingdom, May 2019).
Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Co-Ordinator for Horwich (United Kingdom, November 2018).
Local Government Councillor (United Kingdom, May 2018).
I was elected as a local Ward Councillor for Bolton. Blackrod and Horwich ward.
Active member of the Horwich Neighbourhood Planning Committee (United Kingdom, December 2017).
I am an active member of this public committee, whose aim is to drive forward the Horwich Neighbourhood Plan in line with the Manchester Spatial Framework.
Secretary of the Grundy Hill Residents Association (United Kingdom, May 2016).
I created this Association and become secretary . The aim of the association is to empower local residents in order to challenge issues affecting their lives and so better meet their needs.
President of Horwich Woman's Institute (United Kingdom, September 2010).
I set up the WI in Horwich and was President for 3 years. In that time, we made history in being the very first Lancashire federation of WI's to present a resolution at the annual WI AGM at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It was ... more >>
VC award University of Salford (United Kingdom, May 2004).
This award enabled me to travel to Australia for three weeks and present papers at the University of Sydney, RMIT Melbourne and James Cook University Queensland.
Magistrate J.P Chairman and Mentor to new Magistrates (United Kingdom, April 2000).
Other Research Activity
A Pilot study creating a Buddy support system for new student Midwives. (United Kingdom, December 2016).
Writing up of a pilot project aimed at evaluating a student buddying system.