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Research Profile

  • Lara qualified as a midwife from Oxford Brookes University with a first class honours degree in 2013. Following qualification, she was a rotational midwife working clinically across all areas of midwifery including a busy obstetric-led delivery suite at Oxford University Hospital Foundation Trust. Quite quickly into her midwifery journey, Lara realised her passion lay in community midwifery and caseloading and moved to a free-standing midwifery led unit in the Cotswolds. There she provided continuity of carer to women and their families across the childbirth continuum.

    Some of Lara’s main areas of interest are the use of holistical and non-pharmacological therapies in midwifery and relationship building to support women to make informed decisions around their care, ensuring they feel confident and in control of their pregnancy and birth experience.

    During Lara’s time at the birth centre, she was the interim manager for a period of 6 months gaining invaluable leadership and managerial skills. Lara is extremely passionate about positive leadership in the NHS and the effect that it has on a team.

    Lara has recently joined the University  of Northampton as a Lecturer of Midwifery and is looking forward to inspiring new students on their own Midwifery journeys.

  • Lara teaches across the BSc Midwifery Programme and will soon be a module leader. She will also be an academic assessor working with students out in practice at Milton Keynes University Hospital.