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Speaker Biography

Shirley Andrews

Shirley Andrews, Chair, Employment Relations and Development Committee

Shirley qualified as midwife in 1998 and subsequently as a midwife sonographer in 2001. For eight years she practiced midwifery and ultrasonography in low and high-risk pregnancies.

Shirley has worked in both large tertiary hospitals and community based settings in Leeds. Her community based work unit was located in a multidisciplinary building, which included midwife-led antenatal and ultrasound services.

Last year she moved to Brighton and now works at Worthing Hospital in the Antenatal DayCare Unit.

Shirley is a strong believer in appropriately combining practice, education and training. She has published articles in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and spoken nationally and internationally.

Shirley was elected to Council in 2007. She is a member of the employment relations committee, the benevolent fund and sit on the editiorial board for the midwives journal.