I am a midwife now for over 30 years. I practised in England and Saudi Arabia until 1988, when I returned to Ireland to undertake a BNS degree full time. Since 1991, I have been mainly engaged in teaching midwifery first as a midwife teacher in The Rotunda Hospital, Dublin and, since 2000, as a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College, Dublin. In 2000, I was involved with colleagues in Our Lady of Lourdes, Drogheda and The Rotunda Hospital in the development, delivery and evaluation of a pilot programme of Direct Entry to Midwifery. I was Director of the Midwifery Programmes and Head of Discipline for Midwifery in the School until 2012 and, with my colleagues, worked closely with our partner hospitals, the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital and the Rotunda Hospital to provide the Higher Diploma and Bachelor in Science in Midwifery programmes. Since 2013, I have been seconded to work on the MAMMI (Galway) Study. I continue to teach midwifery and I was appointed to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland as the midwife representative of the HEI.