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About the Mum & Baby Academy

The Mum & Baby Academy provides relevant and interesting CPD modules for midwives and other maternity professionals, including GPs, gynaecologists, obstetricians, neonatologists and doulas. Topics cover a range of antenatal, postnatal and neonatal areas, from c-sections and colic to sepsis and stroke.

We’ve carefully selected leading academics to review each module, so you can be confident that what you’re learning is reliable, referenced and recent.

The Mum & Baby Academy is brought to you by Lifecycle Marketing, the publishers of Emma’s Diary and parenting website, Families. We’ve been a trusted partner in healthcare education for more than 26 years, working alongside professional health bodies and Royal Colleges.

Our academics
Amanda Burleigh, RGN, RM, BSc (hons)

Amanda is a midwifery consultant with more than 30 years’ experience. She’s been instrumental in changing practice to delay cord clamping and, together with other health professionals, developed a mini resuscitaire enabling intact cord resuscitation, proven to improve neonatal outcomes. Amanda won Midwife of the Year in the British Journal of Midwifery in 2015 and regularly speaks at national and international conferences.


Associate Professor Helen McIntyre SFHEA, DHSci, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGDE, RM, RGN

Helen is a strategic, global thinking midwife and academic who has guided transformational change in education and clinical practice. She implemented and achieved the awarding of the 3rd University to achieve Unicef’s Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation, and subsequently explored its practice to gain a Doctor of Health Science. Michelle has developed a skin-to-skin undergarment, which is currently being clinically trialed.


Jayne Marshall, FRCM, PFHEA, PhD, MA, PGCEA, ADM, RM, RGN

Jayne is an experienced midwife, educationalist, external examiner, subject/institutional reviewer and quality assurance reviewer for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). She’s currently Foundation Professor of Midwifery at the University of Leicester, where she leads the development of a new midwifery faculty, focused on developing midwifery education programmes and preparing the future generation of midwives.

In 2017, Jayne was appointed to the International Confederation of Midwives’ Education Standing Committee. Jayne continues to write and edit key midwifery textbooks, including the 16th edition of Myles Textbook for Midwives, and is an associate editor of the International Journal of Childbirth.


Nicky Clark,RM, RGN, ADM, Cert Ed (Adults), MA

Nicky has been a midwife since 1984 and an educator since 1990.  She is the Lead Midwife for Education at the University of Hull, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Nicky has worked with NHS England, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and internationally in Oman, Croatia, Greece and Malaysia.