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Meet the Team

Debbie Carrick-Sen

Forum Chair 

Judy Evans

Associate Lecturer, Anglia Ruskin University

Judy Evans is a registered nurse and midwife. She has a wide range of midwifery experience in all settings both in the UK & overseas. Recent posts include practice development and midwifery lecturing. 

Judy currently she works as an associate lecturer and is also a supervisor of midwives at Basildon Hospital. Her clinical practical skills are maintained as both an RM and RN working for the bank. One of her main passions is continuing professional development. 

Jessica Read

LSA Midwifery Officer, NHS England London Region

Jess began her midwifery career in 1985 having been trained by the same Nursing Order of Nuns who were recently featured in the popular Call the Midwife television series. Jess has worked across all aspects of the maternity services with experience in community midwifery and promotion of home birth to managing a busy labour ward, birth centre and community services. 

Jess has a strong interest in supporting midwives to promote midwifery led care and increase rates of normal birth. In 2011 Jess took up the role of LSA midwifery officer for London and led the LSA team to achieve full compliance with the Standards for Statutory Supervision across London in 2014.

Jess is currently the Chair of the LSAMO Forum UK and a member of the London Maternity Clinical Network Clinical Network Leadership Group. Jess has worked as a quality assurer for the NMC and is a member of the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Midwifery. 

Away from work Jess enjoys everything about the sea; walking by it, swimming in it, and surfing on it, usually with family and Border Collie Zack.

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Pat Lindsay

Patricia Lindsay

Registered Midwife

Pat did her nurse training in London in 1970 then trained as a midwife. She has been a practising midwife since 1974, and a midwifery teacher since 1991. She has worked in the UK and in the Sultanate of Oman. 

Pat was awarded a doctorate in health care by King’s College University of London in 2011 and was Lead Midwife for Education at Anglia Ruskin University until the end of August 2014. She was Project Midwife at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust from August 2015 to October 2017 

Her doctoral thesis was on incident reporting in maternity care and she has presented posters on this topic at national and international conferences. Her interests are patient safety in maternity care, women’s mental health and support worker training. 

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Sarah Esegbona-Adeigbe

Senior Midwifery Lecturer, London South Bank University

Sarah trained as a registered nurse at the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel and completed her midwifery training in 1994 at St Thomas' and Guy's hospital. Sarah has worked for six years as a community midwife, for four years as a labour ward coordinator and for five years as a fetal medicine specialist midwife in three major London NHS Trusts. 

During a two-year career break Sarah worked in the USA as an obstetric nurse and as a volunteer in West Africa working with women with obstetric fistula.  Sarah was a NMC fitness to practice panellist from 2008 until 2016, during which time she became an honorary midwifery lecturer at Kingston and St George’s University in 2009 for eight months. Sarah returned to lecturing in 2011 whilst still working as a labour ward coordinator.

Sarah is currently working as a senior midwifery lecturer at London South Bank University. Her specialist interests and passion are African culture and childbirth, female genital cutting, sickle cell and thalassemia and high-risk pregnancy. Sarah regularly reviews papers for the African Journal of Midwifery and has published papers in the British Journal of Midwifery and MIDIRS.  Sarah is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Hertfordshire, researching access to maternity care for migrant black African women.

Outside of work Sarah enjoys travelling and watching documentaries, which have an historical content. Her other interests are art, music and reading.

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Claire Chaubert

Independent Midwife

Claire is an Independent midwife who combines this with complementary homeopathic health practice specialising in hormonal issues and women’s health.

Claire has co-written two books: one on infertility (Ten things about fertility that could change your life) and, most recently, one on menopause (Menopause: Survive and Thrive) which is a self help guide for women.  

Claire is passionate about supporting women’s informed choices, physiological birth and the promotion and protection of autonomous midwifery practice. Prior to her midwifery career, Claire worked in central Government for twenty years. 

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Professional Lead: Carmel Bagness

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Yvonne Bronsky

Yvonne Bronsky

Registered Midwife

Yvonne began her midwifery career in 1984 and has been passionate ever since around women’s choices being met and within a setting of their choice. She has worked in all areas within maternity services with her main area of passion being in the community. She has a vast amount of managerial experience both with maternity services and general hospital services.

Up until recently she was the Local Supervising Authority Midwifery Officer for Scotland and continues to have a keen interest and involvement in ensuring and evidencing that midwives are supported and encouraged to be fit to practice and that maternity services are meeting the needs of the women they serve.

Outside work Yvonne enjoys walking, running and socialising with friends and family.

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Page last updated - 06/09/2018