2020 – Dr. Shawn Walker

Shawn Walker, RM, PhD is a Midwifery Lecturer and Researcher at King’s College London, a Breech Specialist Midwife at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Trust and the Director of Breech Birth Network, CIC. Her research focuses on how maternity care professionals develop competence and confidence to facilitate physiological breech births. Clinically, she has worked in all midwifery settings – labour wards, freestanding and alongside birth centres, and home births. She pioneered the role of Breech Specialist Midwife in 2012.

Her research focus on breech birth is part of a wider interest in complex normality – working with obstetric colleagues to enable women at moderate and high risk to birth and bond physiologically where possible. She provides teaching, consultancy and breech support across the UK and internationally.

This is an RCM-approved study day for clinical skills trainers, obstetricians, midwives, paramedics and students. 

It provides an engaging and interactive update on professional skills to facilitate physiological breech births, planned or unexpected, and how to teach these skills to others.

The focus is on collaborative, multi-professional working to improve the safety of vaginal breech birth using the skills of all maternity care professionals.

Follow Shawn on her Blog: breechbirth.org.uk