About the Author
Gill Thomson is a social scientist with extensive experience of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis in health and social care settings. She is currently Research Fellow at University of Central Lancashire, UK.
Fiona Dykes is Professor of Maternal and Infant Health and Director of the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN) at University of Central Lancashire, UK. She is also an Adjunct Professor at University of Western Sydney. Fiona’s research and teaching focuses on the global, socio-cultural and political influences upon infant and young child feeding practices.
Soo Downe is Professor of Midwifery Studies at University of Central Lancashire, UK. Her main research focus is the nature of, and culture around, normal birth. She is the editor of Normal Childbirth: Evidence and Debate (2004, 2008), and the founder of the International Normal Birth Research conference series.