Professor Mary Nolan
Professor of Perinatal Education, Allied Health Sciences
Institute of Health & Society, University of Worcester
Before joining the University of Worcester, Mary Nolan worked for many years in the voluntary sector, supporting and educating mothers, fathers and families across the transition to parenthood. She is a passionate advocate for the Early Intervention agenda and its focus on the Very Early Years in order to ensure that every baby gets the best possible start in life. She thinks that this is best achieved by supporting those involved in caring for the baby – especially his or her parents – and also health and social care professionals who work with young families. Mary retains a keen interest in the voluntary sector and respects its commitment to ensuring that the voice of people accessing public services is always heard. She enjoys writing and helping others to get their work published. The Journal which she launched in 2013, the International Journal of Birth and Parent Education, aims to help practitioners who have not published before to share their best practice ideas with others. Mary is based in the IHS but also works frequently with the Centre for Early Childhood in the Institute of Education and values this cross-institution collaboration.
Ph.D; M.A.; B.A (Hons.); RGN