About the Author
Elinor J. Clarke is a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at Coventry University, UK. Elinor trained at Birmingham Women’s Hospital and registered as a midwife in 1982. She worked in hospital and community midwifery before undertaking a PG Certificate in Adult Education. Elinor gained a Masters in Child Care Law and Practice at Keele University. The author has many years of teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate courses in midwifery, nursing and allied healthcare professions. Elinor has considerable experience in teaching law and ethics to student midwives. She has served as an elected member of council for the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). Elinor has particular interest in ethical and legal issues around safeguarding babies and female genital mutilation (FGM). Elinor is a member of an FGM national clinical group.