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Kim Watts

Kim trained initially as a general nurse and then as a midwife in the UK. She worked in various clinical and midwifery management roles across all service provision in several health regions in the UK. She is a passionate advocate for women, their families and midwifery.

She is an experienced academic with research expertise in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Her current research focuses on domestic violence, service models, smoking cessation and public health related topics that impact on maternal and neonatal outcomes and women’s long-term health. She has presented and published her findings widely at both international and national conferences and currently reviews for specialist journals and funding bodies.

Kim is an experienced educationalist and has recently designed and delivered training programmes across England to midwives and senior management on the implementation and delivery of Midwifery Continuity of Carer at local service delivery levels and she is also an experienced facilitator. In her academic career she has co-designed and managed educational programmes from undergraduate through to doctoral level studies at both cross faculty and divisional levels.

Combining her experience as a clinical midwife, educationalist and researcher Kim is able to examine the efficacy of maternity care and service provision and advice and support others leading and working in maternity services.

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