Joanna is a consultant obstetrician and currently holds a clinical obstetric research post at the University of Florence in Italy.
Her passion and clinical interests are intrapartum care and proactive risk management. In her previous consultant post at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, where she was based between August 2007 and May 2018, she held the roles of labour ward lead, risk lead and clinical effectiveness lead.
Joanna was on the advisory panel for the Each Baby Counts project and was previously the labour and delivery representative on the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society committee. The safety of maternity healthcare has always been a huge consideration in her work, both on a local level in her NHS trust roles, and through exposure to adverse preventable outcomes in her role as an expert witness.