With a special interest in the parent-infant relationship before birth and in the first months of life, I have enjoyed a variety of rich experiences and roles in my working life so far!
My professional background is midwifery and I have many fond memories of my training in London. As well as delivering babies, I enjoyed placements in the neonatal unit, the perinatal mental health team and on a maternity helpline. When my training was completed I moved to Cambridge and enjoyed working at The Rosie Maternity Hospital.
I was privileged following my time in midwifery to be involved in carrying out a research study at the University of Cambridge studying brain-to-brain neural synchrony between infants and adults and how this supports early learning. We were delighted to have the paper published (in 2017) in the PNAS Journal.
After a short interlude working in a local nursery, I joined the Brazelton Centre UK in 2016 and was thrilled to learn all about baby behaviour (I wish I’d known all about it as a midwife!). As well as certifying in the NBO in my first year, I had the opportunity to organise the 20th anniversary celebrations of the centre which included a large conference with many influential speakers.
My role now at the centre is focused on marketing and communications to tell the world about how babies communicate and the difference the NBO and NBAS make to professional practice. I greatly enjoy this role as it really appeals to my creative side, especially having the opportunity to lead on a re-brand of the charity, designing and producing literature and create a new website.
Outside of work, I am a very happy mother to Amber who is 1 yrs and can’t wait to get travelling again with her and my husband when the day comes!