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I am working in collaboration with organisations to improve training and care provision for autistic women and people in Maternity Care provision. I provide information, consultation and training for individuals and organisations.

Diane has lived experience of autism. She is a founding member, Clinical Lead and Vice Chair of MARG, the Maternity Autism Research Group. She has collaborated with NHS Trusts, the Perinatal Institute and the National Autistic Society to improve awareness and understanding of the needs of autistic people in pregnancy and childbirth to address health inequalities. Author of the Royal College of Midwives e-learning training on Autism in Maternity and presented at the RCM Education and Research Conference 2022. Diane has published in MIDIRS Midwifery Digest and the National Autistic Society exploring Autism in Midwifery Care and Professional Practice. She is a member of NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) Midlands Autism Expert by Experience Focus Group. Diane also works in the Telehealth Sector supporting autism assessment and care planning.

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Achieving Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility - Making Care Accessible

THE NATIONAL MATERNITY SAFETY CONFERENCE 2023 by Baby Lifeline 

Invited Speaker

Clinical Lead, Vice Chair and Founding member of Maternity Autism Research Group (MARG)

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Classmates in the Library

Working in partnership with the Autistic Girls Network (AGN) to develop online resources for health professionals and service users about autism and maternity care provision. 

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Collaborated with the Royal College of Midwives to create  E learning on
Autism and Pregnancy

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The Neurodivergent Birth Podcast
by Victoria White and Sam Sheppard
Episode 15

Considering Care Pathway planning for autistic women to improve care outcomes and reduce health inequalities.
MIDIRS Monthly

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Fox D (2022) ‘Supporting pregnant autistic people’ published in Professional Practice, National Autistic Society

Fox, D (2022) Exploring how health inequalities can be addressed through autism training and understanding in maternity services’,  MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, Vol 32, No3, September 2022, pp279-282

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Collaboration with The Perinatal Institute to include information about Autism and Pregnancy in the NHS Pregnancy Notes.

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Raising autism awareness in midwifery
Royal College of Midwives Education and Research Conference 2022

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Presenter
'Raising Awareness of Autism in Midwifery Practice and Healthcare Settings'
Virtual International Day of the Midwife Conference (VIDM) 2020

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