Claire has been a practising midwife for 15 years, with a particular interest in vulnerable women and drug misuse. Her expertise is in physiology, pharmacology, substance misuse, safeguarding and medical law and ethics and e-learning.
Claire trained as a midwife in 1998 following completion of a degree in Biomedical science. She has practised locally as a passionate midwife since this time in a range of settings; midwife and consultant led, with a particular interest in pregnant drug using women and vulnerability.
Claire's doctoral research used case study methodology and explored education as a tool in improving negative attitudes toward substance misusing women. Complementing her research she is a volunteer recovery worker at a local drug and alcohol charity; open road, where she has been involved in running a joint project with Essex probation service for women. Alongside the research Claire has an active role in both the undergraduate and postgraduate Midwifery courses at Anglia Ruskin University and is currently course leader for the MSc Advanced Midwifery Practice.