Claire Reading

A UK nurse and midwife with a passion for women’s equality and rights. I completed my midwifery education at St. George’s Hospital in London in 2011 and continued to work there for 4 years.From there, I have worked on assignment with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in current conflict areas in DRC (2015) and South Sudan (2016 and 2017) and in rural Haiti after Hurricane Matthew in 2016. I also work with the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine where I am a facilitator for Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care skills and have worked in Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and Nepal. I am passionate about engaging communities to understand how best to tailor sexual and reproductive healthcare and to improve access.I am the focal point for survivors of gender based violence in projects and I facilitate educational sessions and direct support for project staff for SGBV. In between assignments I work as a midwife in the birth centre in Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, south west England. As of September 2017 I will begin a Masters degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research.

At the conference

“The way the gender affects health in displacement”