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Maria is a midwifery lecturer with a strong public health expertise. She has over 18 years of nursing and midwifery experience, both within health systems and third sector organisations. In addition to her strong clinical background, she gained a MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her clinical focus and research interests relate to social and reproductive justice, reducing health inequalities, women with complex socio-political needs, migrants and displaced populations.
Maria is a HEA fellow and teaches both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, mainly public health and global maternal health related subjects.
Maria has led her clinical and academic career to meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations, both at local and international settings. She has focused on women’s health in contexts of social exclusion, from a clinical and socio-political perspective while working as a midwife in East London, one of the most deprived and diverse communities in the UK. She has worked and conducted academic and community research on migrant and refugee women’s health in contexts of social marginalisation and protracted displacement, in Greece and in the UK. She has also contributed to advocacy reports and research on socially excluded pregnant women facing the criminal justice system in England.
Her focus and interests:
- Public Health
- Global Health
- Medical Anthropology
- Sexual and reproductive health within a socio-economic and political context
- Women with complex needs
- Migrants, refugees and displaced populations
- Politics of reproduction
- Inequalities and Social justice
- MSc Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, 2016 – 2017
- Diploma Tropical Nursing, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, Jan 2013 – Jan 2014
- BSc Midwifery, London South Bank University, United Kingdom, Jan 2011 – Jan 2012
- BSc Nursing, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, Jan 2000 – Jan 2003
- PG Cert Academic Practice, City, University London, London, United Kingdom, 2019 – 2020
English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review), French (can read and understand spoken), Italian (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review) and Spanish; Castilian (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).