Academic appointed to Royal College of Midwifery Ethics Committee
A Swansea University academic has been appointed to a committee that will advise the world's oldest and largest midwifery organisation on ethical issues related to midwifery practice and maternity care.
Sarah Norris (pictured), a midwifery tutor in the University's School of Health Science, has been selected as the new Welsh representative of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Ethics Committee.
She will join a team of ethical professionals from across the UK drawn from midwives with a special interest in ethics.
Sarah, who will sit on the committee for the next two years, teaches ethics and professional issues to student midwives.
Her background as a registered midwife, Masters Degree in Ethics and Healthcare, and research interests in the relationships between midwives, obstetricians and mothers, will provide her with a unique insight into some of the complex issues that are facing midwives in today's maternity services.
"It is an honour to be appointed to this prestigious body, especially at a time when there are so many challenging and complex issues facing the provision of maternity care across the whole of the UK," said Sarah.
"I am looking forward to working as part of the committee in advising the RCM on topical ethical issues that relate to maternity services and the practise of midwifery in the UK."
For more information about the School of Health Science at Swansea University visit www.healthscience.swansea.ac.uk.