Sheena is a freelance midwifery consultant, using the knowledge and skill she developed during an extensive midwifery career in the NHS. She was one of the UK’s first consultant midwives, and successfully helped to lead the development of three birth centres in East Lancashire. She now lectures nationally and internationally on midwifery and childbirth related topics, and the benefits of using social media.
Sheena is a board member of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), a member of the RCM's Better Births initiative, Patron of StudentMidwife.Net, and Chair of the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust. Sheena was awarded an OBE in 2011 for services to midwifery, and received an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Midwives in 2015.
Sheena’s midwifery memoirs, Catching Babies, is a Sunday Times bestseller. Her latest book, ‘The Roar Behind the Silence: Why Kindness, Compassion and Respect Matter in Maternity Care’ is jointly edited with Professor Soo Downe OBE, with the hope that the book will used as a resource to promote positive childbirth throughout the world.
Sheena will be in conversation with BBC Radio Lancashire’s Graham Liver talking about her life, her work and her books in what promises to be a fascinating session.