Christina is an experienced clinical health professional who previously worked for the NHS for 27 years and in higher education as a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery since 2013. While working full-time in the NHS she undertook her first degree BA (Hons) Health Studies and went on to undertake a MSc in Midwifery and Women's Health. More recently she completed a PhD entitled; Multiple dimensions of self: A longitudinal grounded theory study exploring women’s experiences of maternity care when they present in pregnancy with a BMI of 35 or above. In recognition of her contributions to teaching, Christina is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has a PgC in Academic Practice. She has a particular interest in maternal public health.