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Speaker Biography

Maureen Treadwell

Maureen Treadwell, Co-founder, Birth Trauma Association

Maureen Treadwell was born in Tower Hamlets and worked as a lecturer/teacher before setting up her own company. Began campaigning for better maternity services in 1982 and has been involved in a number of TV and radio programmes on this issue. Served as an elected member of the Test Valley Borough Council for 7 years and has been a member of both MSLCs and Community Health Councils. She worked on the Intrapartum Care Guideline Development Group for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and has been involved in various maternity research projects. She is co-founder of the Birth Trauma Association, an organisation which both supports women who have had traumatic experiences in childbirth and campaigns to improve maternity services. (www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk)