Ivy’s recent Master of Arts in Advanced Child Protection research was a secondary data analysis on understanding the interface between the experiences of childhood sexual abuse among women, their pregnancy and parenting. Ivy’s research and experiences working in both women’s and children’s services equipped her with the knowledge and understanding of the short and long-term negative impact of sexual abuse on girls, particularly later during pregnancy and when parenting their children. Ivy strongly believes that as midwives, an understanding of women’s behaviours in pregnancy and parenting is a key element for the effective protection of children from maltreatment. Also, that communication as an integral part of the healthcare system is vital in exploring women’s feelings. Ivy is keen to explore research on experiences and the impact of sexual abuse and support for survivors.
Ivy is a member of Rotary International Charitable Organisation which supports local and international causes around the globe.
Ivy is a practicing Registered General Nurse and Registered Midwife. She is also a member of the Royal College of Midwives and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the UK.