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Look, who's talking?

I like to talk. The world is so interesting and my head is always full.

Being chatty can be powerful - research is all about building a rapport fast. But when it comes to good interviewing, the trick is knowing when to shut up.

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On finding your path

Being useful is important to me. What I love most about my job is the feeling that I can make a difference, even if it’s in the tiniest of places or the smallest way. Together we chip away slowly at the rock face of change. When I started out, I didn’t really expect that my change-making would occur around birth nor that I could spend 15 years immersed in something and still find it interesting…

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Capturing experience...and letting it go

A very, very, long time ago, maybe it was 2005 or 2006, I went on a writing retreat with the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender at the University of Warwick. I had recently finished my first ever piece of qualitative research. On that writing retreat I didn’t spend my time writing what I was probably ‘supposed’ to be writing. Instead I wrote some poems, or were they tiny pieces of flash fiction? I tried to distil the essence of these midwives’ joys and struggles to their smallest possible form.

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