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 working alongside the local Supervisor of Midwives. At the West Midlands Perinatal Institute she co-ordinated regional confidential enquiries into perinatal deaths and later led a team developing and implementing a web application to standardise Trusts’ in-house reviews of adverse outcomes (‘SCOR’) which obtained a Health Service Journal Award in Patient Safety in 2012. In 2013 she returned to clinical midwifery practice at Birmingham Women’s Hospital and in 2015 took on the role of homebirth team leader during a pilot project to increase the number of homebirths at the Trust.
Fiona has been an active member of the Task and Finish Group that reported to the Department of Health for the national implementation of a perinatal review tool for both stillbirths and neonatal deaths. She has also had a role as an NIHR Intern researching adverse outcome reviews within maternity services with Professors Sara Kenyon and Marian Knight. Fiona was a Specialist Midwifery Clinical Advisor for the Care Quality Commission and currently is a midwife reviewer for MBRRACE perinatal death confidential enquiry panels.