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My current position is Assistant Director in the Directorate of Health in the School of Health and Society, but my background is a clinical academic midwife maintaining clinical midwifery practice at Manchester University Hospital NHS FT at St Mary's - Wythenshawe. I have a particular interest in maternal morbidity and lead the Maternal Acute Illness Management (AIM) © course and Maternal Critical Care Course at the University of Salford. I am part of an AIM© faculty which delivers AIM© and Maternal AIM© regionally, nationally and internationally, and have modified the AIM© course materials for use in low and middle income countries. I have been delivering AIM in Uganda to all grades of medical staff since 2010 and the Faculty have recently introduced a Train the Trainer component for sustainability. As an educator I have maintained an interest in healthcare research and have published peer reviewed papers in acute illness management and educational delivery in low income settings. My PhD was a study commissioned by Health Education England, entitled ‘The impact of social media based Communities of Practice on pregnant women and new mothers’. It identifies new ways of working with mothers to meet their information and support needs, and demonstrates that midwifery relational continuity can be achieved through social media based relationships. The programme of research has attracted additional funding from HEE and is being rolled out across 3 sustainable transformation partnerships in the North of England to see if the findings realting to relational continuity are scalable.