Gail Norris is a registered midwife who has spent over ten years working with pregnant women and their families, and latterly as a team midwife in Forth Valley. Gail began her career in higher education in 2003 at Edinburgh Napier University. Gail was the Lead Midwife for Education form 2014 - 2020. Gail is part of the School's Senior Leadership team and holds the position of Head of International and Student Recruitment. Gail in her role as Lead Midwife for Education has fostered strong links with clinical practice, particularly Lothian , Forth Valley, Fife and Borders. Gail is also a member of the Maternity Services Liaison Committee , enabling a strong link with the users of the maternity services. Her research interests include obesity, particularly during childbirth. Gail is a Senior Teaching Fellow, and currently teaches both pre-registration and post registration students.