Maria Garcia De Frutos
Maria is a midwifery lecturer with a strong public health expertise. She teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as supporting students in clinical practice, acting as a link lecturer. Her main interests are in public health and sexual and reproductive health, with particular interest in women with complex socio-political needs, migrants, refugees and displaced populations. Over the years she has led her professional career to meet the needs of the most vulnerable populations, both at local and international settings. Maria contextualises health, both clinically and in her research, from a public health and anthropological perspective.
Maria has a strong clinical background, as a nurse and a midwife. She has worked in the NHS and in the third sector, both in London and abroad. Her academic background includes a MSc Public Health at LSHTM where she explored the sexual and reproductive life of Syrian refugees.
Her focus and interests:
- Public Health
- Sexual and reproductive health within a socio-economic and political context
- Women with complex needs
- Migrants, refugees and displaced populations
- Politics of reproduction
- Diploma Tropical Nursing, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, 2013 – 2014
- BSc Midwifery, London South Bank University, United Kingdom, 2011 – 2012
- BSc Nursing, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, 2000 – 2003
- MSc Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom, 2016 – 2017
- Clinical Research Midwife, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Oct 2017 – May 2018
- Public Health Midwife, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 2016 – 2018
English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review), Italian (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review) and Spanish; Castilian (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).