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Dr Susan Way - Chair of the RCM Board and RCM Trust Board

Dr Susan Way - Chair of the RCM Board and RCM Trust Board

Susan currently works at Bournemouth University as the Associate Director of Employer Engagement and holds a position as Associate Professor. She has been a practising midwife for 30 years and had gained experience and expertise in practice, education, research and regulation.

Susan currently works at Bournemouth University as the Associate Director of Employer Engagement and holds a position as Associate Professor. She has been a practising midwife for 30 years and had gained experience and expertise in practice, education, research and regulation.

Until September 2015 Susan was the Lead Midwife for Education at Bournemouth University and stepped down as the Chair of the LME UK Executive, a national group which advises on matters relating to midwifery education, in March 2015.

Susan completed her PhD in 2007, titled: Women’s experiences of their perineum following childbirth: expectations, reality and returning to normality. She continues to have an interest in perineal care at the moment of birth and in the early postnatal period.

In 2001 Susan became a Midwifery Adviser with the UKCC/NMC and remained with the regulatory body until 2009. As well as leading the consultation on the Standards for pre-registration midwifery education and facilitating work relating to statutory supervision and midwifery practice, Susan was actively involved in a range of advisory and working groups, influencing local, national and government bodies.

She is extremely honoured at being elected to the RCM Board and being appointed Chair.