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Speaker Biography

Breedagh Hughes

Breedagh Hughes, Board Secretary for Northern Ireland, The Royal College of Midwives

Breedagh Hughes has been Northern Ireland Board Secretary to the Royal College of Midwives since April 1997. She was previously employed by the Royal Group of Hospitals in Belfast where she worked as a midwife between 1986 and 1997.

Breedagh has a particular interest in women’s issues, health care ethics and women's rights as human rights. She is vice president of the Queens University of Belfast Ethics in Healthcare Forum.

Breedagh holds a BA Honours degree in Social Sciences and a Masters Degree in Human Rights Law.