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