Mrs Emma Danks

Mrs Emma Danks

FGM Sister Study Research Fellow

Contact details

Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Emma is a qualitative researcher with particular interest in women’s health, marginalised populations, maternal health and FGM.


  • 2008: BSc Hons Midwifery – University of Wolverhampton
  • 2008: Registered Midwife – Nursing and Midwifery Council


Emma qualified as a midwife in 2008 and spent the ensuing seven years working as a clinical midwife, predominantly in labour and delivery suites in Dudley and later Wolverhampton.  She then moved to a role as lead midwife for co-ordinating audit, guidelines and patient experience activities for Birmingham Women’s Hospital. During Emma’s clinical role, she developed an interest in women who were living with FGM and the care that they received. This led to Emma delivering FGM awareness training.

In 2012, Emma commenced a PhD focusing on FGM survivor care in maternity services. Emma is currently at the submission stage of her PhD.

Emma has been Research Fellow on the FGM Sister Study since June 2018

Other activities

  • 2016 – 2018: Emma has led on seminars for multi-agency professionals at various undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • April 2015 – June 2018: Audit, Guidelines and Patient Experience Lead Midwife
  • March 2008 – April 2015: Midwife working on midwifery led and consultant led birth units. During this time, Emma also led of FGM awareness training for multi-professional and multi-agency groups across Wolverhampton and Dudley. Emma integrated FGM awareness training into a midwifery degree