About Me


Designing Better Breastfeeding Symbols


Upcoming Presentations!

International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management 2019Information needs of exclusive pumpers

Breastfeeding and Feminism International ConferenceBreastfeeding Without Nursing: What should we do about the prejudice against exclusive pumping? and Human milk has no gender: 21st century breastfeeding language

iLactation – Nutrition + Love 2019Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Myth-busting exclusive milk expression to improve practical, informational, and emotional support given to exclusive pumpers

GOLD Lactation Conference 2019Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Why do some breastfeeders exclusively pump and what can we do to support them?

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland’s iSchool. My background is in the law but, following the birth of my daughter and successfully breastfeeding without nursing, I am conducting pioneering research into the experiences of those who exclusively pump breast milk. You can follow along with my findings by joining my Facebook group. I am an ALPP Advanced Lactation Consultant and am training to be a DONA-certified postpartum doula. Click here if you are interested in the lactation and postpartum services I offer.

On campus, I am the Graduate Assistant for Faculty Writing for the iSchool’s Research Support Team. I have been a Graduate Writing Fellow at the Graduate School Writing Center since 2014; I provide one-on-one writing consultation for students in any graduate program. I also offer professional editing services.

I am originally from (the old) York in the north of England but moved to America in 2008. I have a wonderful wife and amazing daughter who provide me with constant support, encouragement, and inspiration. Crafting—predominantly knitting, needle felting, and sewing—is my drug of choice and I am an ardent animal lover, counting bees, prairie dogs, and backyard hens among my animal menagerie. I am progressively failing to live up to the English stereotype of drinking lots of tea as I increasingly realize that coffee is life.

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