Having completed her RGN, RM and B.Sc in Midwifery in Cardiff, Fiona has had a variety of midwifery roles both clinical and project or research-based including a placement in rural North Africa.
When working at the West Midlands Perinatal Institute, Fiona co-ordinated regional confidential enquiries into perinatal deaths and later led a team developing a web application to standardise Trusts’ in-house reviews of adverse outcomes which obtained a Health Service Journal Award. In 2013 she returned to clinical midwifery practice at Birmingham Women’s Hospital and later took on the role of homebirth team leader during a pilot project to increase the number of homebirths at the Trust.
Since moving to the University of Birmingham in 2017, Fiona has been involved in various research studies concerning maternity services including induction of labour and postnatal care as well as Female Genital Mutilation services. She is currently a midwife reviewer for MBRRACE confidential enquiry panels.