Heather’s involvement in NCT has spanned 17 years; as a parent of four children, volunteer, MSLC representative, breastfeeding counsellor and researcher.
Heather is a public health policy researcher at Cardiff University, focusing on parenthood and how policy can be improved by paying attention to parents’ experiences. Heather’s current projects are on infant feeding, perceptions of the guidance on alcohol in pregnancy, innovative ways of working with peer supporters, and developing a ‘respect agenda’ for public health messages relating to pregnancy and birth.
Heather sits on the designation committee for UNICEF Baby Friendly and contributes to Welsh and Scottish strategy and research groups on infant feeding. Heather led the development of NCT’s first Infant Feeding Message Framework.