I received my PhD in Science from the University of Durham in the UK. I lectured and researched for 14 years in Trinity College Dublin.
I started training as a birth mentor and doula in 2003 and have since supported many families in achieving healthy happy pregnancies. I am a certified Birthing From Within mentor and doula.
In 2006 I became a La Leche League breastfeeding counsellor and in 2014 I trained as a placenta encapsulator. I have done many CPD courses in rebozo work, spinning babies, aromatherapy and massage. In 2014 I started doula training with Midwife Bridget Sheeran and we did our first Birth Know How Training. In 2017 I trained as a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher.
I also work in a voluntary capacity as a birth advocate. In my role as the Chair of the Association for Improvements in the Maternity Services (AIMSIreland), I represent the service user experience at various HSE and Department of Health Committees.