GOLD Speakers

United Kingdom

Sally Pezaro, RM, BA(Hons), MSc, PhD

  • Speaker Type: 2019 Main Presentations
  • Country: United Kingdom
Biography:

Dr Sally Pezaro is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Childbirth and a steering group committee member of the Mary Seacole Awards which recognise outstanding work in the black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. She is also ‘The Academic Midwife’ on Facebook, where she shares her academic life as a registered midwife online. She has experience working as a midwife clinically in the United Kingdom, the Gambia and Ethiopia. These experiences, along with further workforce research have afforded Sally new insights into the emotional labour of midwifery work. Through these insights, Sally has developed a passion for supporting the psychological wellbeing of health care professionals. Throughout her PhD work, Sally secured the case for developing an online intervention, designed to primarily support midwives in work-related psychological distress. The overriding vision for Sally’s ongoing research as an academic midwife is to secure a psychologically safe professional journey for midwives and excellence in maternity care. Her latest work focuses upon improving maternity care for women with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) in particular.