Annette worked as a midwife in Fife for 36 years ending her career in the role of consultant midwife where she was responsible for the maternity unit’s clinical governance agenda. She contributed locally, nationally and internationally to the promotion of quality maternity care, which is her passion. Following her retirement in 2017 she continued to work (until 2020) on a consultancy basis providing expert reports for pursuers and defendants as well as reviewing and contributing to the reports into the maternal deaths in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Annette supports various charitable causes including those with a focus on injustice, poverty, disaster and conflict.
She is now fully retired including from her role as a therapist where her practice included reflexology, reiki, Indian head massage and emotional freedom therapy.
Annette enjoys reading (is in 3 book groups!), is a passionate supporter of the arts, an enthusiastic but fair-weather walker and enjoys meeting up with her friends for meals. She is currently focusing on improving her baking skills having previously been very unsuccessful in this department!
Annette has recently walked 100 miles for the Kiltwalk over a few days in April to fundraise for Freedom from Torture to celebrate the Soroptimist centenary.
- Pittencrieff Park / Limekilns circular: 9 miles
- Dean Plantation: 8 miles
- Aberdour circular: 8 miles
- Culross Woodland Walk: 8 miles
- Coaltown of Balgonie / Star of Markinch Circular: 9 miles
- Gauldry circular: 7 miles
- Ravenscraig Park: 4 miles
- Dunnikier Park: 5 miles
- Kirkcaldy / Kilrie / Kinghorn circular: 10 miles
- Dalgety bay / Aberdour return: 8 miles
- St Monan’s / Crail return: 15 miles
- East & West Lomond: 9 miles