Irene Vine De Hoyos

Lecturer in Midwifery

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School of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health

Irene Vine de Hoyos joined the University of Suffolk as a Lecturer in Midwifery in 2022 after 4.5 years working in one of the largest maternity hospitals in the UK: Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust in London. She worked mostly in Community and in the Birth Centre but she is also experienced in other areas as the Pandemic forced all staff to be regularly redeployed. She is also a NIPE practitioner and has another degree in Translation and Interpreting from a Spanish university.

Prior to becoming a midwife Irene was a language teacher for three years which allowed her to travel and live in other countries. Once back home in Spain she trained as a Doula which inspired her to pursue a career in midwifery in the UK and she qualified in 2017. Her passion for learning has led her to recently train in alternative medicine such as Thai Massage and to undertake her MSc in Advance Midwifery Practice which is near completion (mid 2022) and explores the effects of birth centre closures in maternal and neonatal outcomes during the pandemic. She will then commence her Postgraduate Certificate for teaching in higher education (PgCAP) in January 2023. At present she teaches across all modules and her fields of interest are: promoting physiological birth, place of birth, autonomy in midwifery and the mind-body connection in childbirth.