Rachel is a qualified and practising midwife who joined the University of Suffolk as a part time lecturer in September 2019.
Rachel qualified as a midwife from London South Bank University in 2014 and began her career as a rotational midwife in south west London before working primarily in the midwifery led birthing unit and maternity triage. She then gained experience as a clinical research midwife in a central London women’s health research department where she focused on pregnancy complications research including pre-eclampsia, pregnancy hypertension, diabetes in pregnancy and obstetric cholestasis.
Within her career Rachel has gained teaching experience through delivering an obstetric emergency training programme for midwives in Liberia, presenting ‘normal birth’ seminars to medical students at King’s College summer school, as well as mentoring students in clinical practice.
Research and publications
In 2018 Rachel completed a master’s degree in advanced midwifery practice. For her dissertation Rachel conducted a primary piece of qualitative research interviewing obstetric trainees’ knowledge, views and opinions on physiological birth. The results of which were presented at the BMFMS (British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society) conference in Edinburgh.