Consultant Midwife, Public Health
Research and Quality Standards, University of Leicester
Julia Austin has been a midwife for over 25 years. Her background is in clinical midwifery and for the last 8 years she has been working as a Consultant Midwife in public health and research at University Hospitals of Leicester.
She is an established public speaker having presented published work at several national conferences on health inequalities, social marketing, vulnerable groups and public health. Her time is split between research, education, leadership and clinical practice. She has been developing a strong midwifery research team over the last three years within which there are around 10 midwives, a research board and many research projects.
She has a particular interest in perinatal mental health and has developed services for vulnerable groups/obese women.