Esther Sharma is a UK Registered Midwife and Research Midwife at the University of Bedfordshire, UK, where she is part of a team developing a tailored community-based intervention to increase access to antenatal care.  She has 10 years of clinical experience in the UK and holds a MSc Public Health from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she is also pursuing doctoral research looking at maternity experiences of Afghan refugee women on the move.