I’m Bernie, and I’m a postdoctoral researcher in maternal health at the University of Nottingham. I’m enjoying life in the Tower of Doom (ugly on the outside, shiny and new on the inside, and great views from my 12th floor office), where I work as a retriever of information on all things maternity and continue my mild obsession with midwifery clinical leadership.
I used to blog for the University of Warwick’s PhD Life, where I wrote a load of nonsense about the process of undertaking my PhD (the clue’s in the blog title, I guess), and I also write for the Piirus blog. The Travels of Doctor B will begin with my plans to make it to Australia for a conference in October – the challenges of finding money and getting over my fear of flying especially!
Just so you know, I don’t just obsess about research – I also love to crochet tiny things, play with my new sewing machine, bake nutritionally evil cakes, write in cafes, play the bassoon, do a bit of maths revision, and generally be around my family and friends. Most of all, I like to walk on a beach in Northumberland.