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Anna Byrom

Lecturer and Phd Student

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB227

+44 (0) 1772 89 3419

abyrom@uclan.ac.uk

Anna is research active within the area of midwifery and maternal child health and is a member of the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit.

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Anna's interests include offering excellence in teaching across both the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. She is passionate about midwifery and strive to reflect this in the facilitation of learning and assessment. Research is an equal passion and she enjoys working closely in the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit led by Professor Fiona Dykes. Her doctoral studies are focused on exploring how the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative influences hospital cultures.

Publications

Book chapter

Byrom S, Downe S, and Byrom A (2010) Transformational Leadership and Midwifery: A nested narrative review, in Downe S, Byrom S and Simpson L (eds) Leadership, Expertise and Collaborative Working, Blackwell publishing, Oxford pp23-43.

Research Activities

PhD studies exploring Macro-interventions in to Micro-cultures: The Unicef/WHO Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. Working within the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN)

Teaching Activities

The focus of Anna's teaching responsibilities include supporting the BSc (Hons) Midwifery degree, for both the 18 month and three year programmes. In addition, she supports the teaching of the post-graduate degree programmes within the midwifery, neonatal and sexual health division.

Memberships

Anna is a member of Progress Theatre a midwifery theatre company who deliver interactive workshops around the country relating to specific issues in maternity care provision. The aim of this work is to improve services for women, babies and their families.

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Qualifications

Registered midwife - 2003

BSc (Hons) Midwifery BCU 2003

Conferences

Byrom A (2010) Macro-interventions into micro-cultures: The UNICEF BFHI, at North-West Infant Feeding Conference attended 23rd March 2010 at Lancaster University. (presentation given)

Byrom A (2010) Macro-interventions into micro-cultures: The UNICEF BFHI, at the Faculty Research Student Conference, UCLAN attended April 2010

Byrom A (2010) Removing the blindfold: Breastfeeding, bed-sharing and SIDS, at Liverpool University Student Conference July 2010