Dr Anna Byrom, PhD, NTFS, PG Cert Ed, RM

Anna Coonan ByromAnna has been a midwife for 18 years. With a passion for relational, humanised and rights-based midwifery care for all she has worked across the UK as a case-load, team and birth centre midwife. Before moving into her current role, as a midwifery educator and researcher at the University of Central Lancashire, she led infant feeding services in a local maternity service, implementing the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative. In 2019 she completed her PhD with the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture [MAINN] unit at UCLan. She is a member of the Unicef UK Baby Friendly Qualifications Board and Designation Committee. Anna is a Co-Director of All4Maternity.com, publishing The Practising Midwife and The Student Midwife journals. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship Award in 2019 for her contribution to midwifery education. With a passion for midwifery education and research, Anna leads the MSc Midwifery at UCLan and is a principal investigator with the MAINN unit and THRIVE research centre leading research projects exploring Collaborative Learning in Practice and Continuity of Carer across undergraduate education and Midwifery Continuity of Carer throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria.