GOLD Speakers


Shawn Walker, RM, PhD

  • Country: GB

Shawn is a midwife who has worked in all midwifery settings, in the US and the UK: home, freestanding and alongside birth centres, and hospital labour wards. In response to local women’s demands for more choice and continuity in breech services, Shawn worked with her multi-disciplinary colleagues to develop the Heads Up Clinic, which was shortlisted for a Royal College of Midwives Excellence in Maternity Care Award in 2013, and where she worked as a Breech Specialist Midwife until January 2014. She has published numerous professional articles about breech practice and service organisation, and blogs at Shawn’s on-going PhD research concerns the development of competence and expertise among professionals in upright vaginal breech birth. She currently works clinically on the labour ward at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital.