As a qualified midwife I have worked in a variety of contexts in Scotland, England and in Nepal. My role has included providing midwifery care for women across the childbearing continuum, education and health promotion for women and their families and more recently health professional and multi-disciplinary education and research. My research has focused on maternal child health and well-being with an emphasis on reducing health inequalities. Research outputs have contributed to the body of knowledge around behaviour, behaviour change and the importance of context (e.g. socio-political, health care services) on maternal child health, well-being and decision making, particularly in relation to infant feeding.