I joined the midwifery department at Kingston & St George's University, as a senior lecturer in May 2018. I am current year 1 lead and deputy admissions tutor; I also lead on a first year module and a postgraduate High dependence care in Midwifery (HDU) module. I initially trained as a nurse in 1985. After qualifying in 1988, I worked as a staff nurse in Paediatrics and Neonatal unit before training as a Midwife, qualifying in 1990. Since completing my midwifery training, I have been a midwife in various roles within the NHS, as well as working as a nurse advisor for a private medical company for five years, teaching anatomy, physiology and disease management. My NHS roles have included rotational clinical posts, delivery suite, antenatal and postnatal ward coordinator, as well as working in the high-risk midwifery team. I then worked as Practice Development Midwife with a responsibility for ongoing mandatory training of qualified staff and Healthcare assistants, midwifery recruitment and support for newly qualified staff.