I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2014 with a BSc (Hons) in Midwifery. I undertook my midwifery training at Queens Medical Centre moving back to Oxford in 2006. I have worked as a midwife across all areas of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care including midwifery-led, transitional care of the neonate and within the high-risk Silver Star and fetal maternal medicine teams.
In 2012 I joined the University to work on the OXPOPS, Oxford post-operative pain study. It was here that I began my career in research, to further develop my interest in pain and women's health.
I currently work as a research midwife with the Pain In Women group led by Prof Vincent and the Endometriosis CaRe team led by Prof Becker and Prof Zondervan. I have run a series of studies investigating pain in women including Endopain1 & 2, WIPSOx, GaPP2, and the FENOX study. I also work with the OSPREA team as a research midwife as part of the portfolio studies group and clinically with the OUH endometriosis and pelvic pain service.
In 2019 I completed an MSc by research (MRes) investigating serum hormone levels in women with chronic pain, supervised by Prof Vincent and Prof Williams. Following this I have recently commenced a pre-doctoral research fellowship in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care supervised by Dr Nery Astbury.
Impact of preoperative pain and psychology during pregnancy before elective Caesarean section
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Buck L. and Collins S., (2007), British Journal of Midwifery, 15, 753 - 758