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Speaker Biography

Sue Jacob

Sue Jacob is Student Services Advisor for the Learning, Research and Practice Development (LRPD) department, Royal College of Midwives UK. Sue worked as a midwifery lecturer at King’s College, London, prior to joining the Royal College of Midwives in 1995.

Key aspects of her teaching role include developing, delivering and evaluating pre registration and post qualification education programmes. She is a programme leader for the RCM return to midwifery practice programme and manages the student midwives’ working group at the RCM.

She represents the RCM voice at a number of multi professional and political forums. Her international work includes linking the RCM with other organizations working on Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 targets. She was a co–facilitator of “training the teachers” Indonesia and Macedonia, Safe Motherhood projects.

Sue undertook research on women and work for her master’s programme. Her dissertation explored the hypothesis “midwives work is socially constructed as women’s work”. This has given her passion to enhance the role of midwives throughout the world and she seeks to strengthen their role at every opportunity. Sue is also committed to preserving the balance between qualified and unqualified workforce in the health service to maintain quality and standards of care.


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