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.