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Joy Kemp is Global Professional Advisor for The Royal College of Midwives in the UK has had parallel careers in healthcare and international development.  She has led the RCM’s international twinning partnerships for the past 10 years. Most recently she facilitated a 5-year partnership with the Bangladesh Midwifery Society that finished in December 2022.  She has is a registered as a midwife, nurse and teacher with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council and is an experienced educator/researcher with significant international development experience in Asia and Africa.  Her areas of specialty are professional association capacity building, health professional education, midwifery practice, qualitative research, global health and humanitarian response.  Joy has published widely, including the 2021 textbook  ‘Global Midwifery: Principles, Policy and Practice’, and is a reviewer for several peer reviewed midwifery and global health journals.  She has lived in Asia and Eastern Europe and speaks fluent Khmer (Cambodian).  Outside of work, Joy enjoys knitting, baking, foraging for wild fruits and vegetables, making preserves, walking her elderly dog, swimming (in pools and in the sea) and attending her local church where she plays piano and organ. She lives in Kent, UK.