I have worked at Swansea University since 2005, prior to this I worked in the NHS in Wales and England for 22 years. I took on the role of Programme Director for the BSc Health and Social Care programme in 2019, following many years of leading on MSc programmes. I convene a range of modules across several postgraduate and undergraduate programmes and teach topics related to public health, policy, safeguarding, health inequalities, leadership, management, and organisational culture. In 2018, I completed a doctoral study which explored the predominantly female public health profession of health visiting and its interaction and influence on policy. Lipsky’s (1980, 2010) theory of street level bureaucracy (SLB) and Fraser’s (1989, 2013) critical feminist frameworks were the main theories used in the interpretation of the findings, providing a novel perspective across the policy continuum from the ‘micro’ frontline level, to the ‘official-political’ ‘macro’ policy making level.The findings of this study are of relevance for other similar frontline professional groups.