Bunty Lai-Boyd

Bunty Lai-Boyd


School of Nursing and Midwifery

Department of Midwifery

Contact Details

email: b.lai-boyd@worc.ac.uk

Bunty has recently made the transition into working in higher education from clinical practice where she worked as a lead midwife on the Labour Ward. Her clinical experience is in a variety of settings such as community, stand-alone birth units and practice development.

Bunty is passionate about LGBTQIA+ equity and inclusivity in perinatal services and is a passionate advocate for human rights during the childbearing journey. She is currently undertaking her MSc in Midwifery and plans to explore these areas in more depth through further postgraduate research.


  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery: University of Worcester 2016

    Physical Examination of The Newborn: Oxford Brookes 2020

Teaching Interests

  • LGBTQIA+ equity and inclusivity in perinatal services and education

  • Facilitating physiological birth in hospital settings

  • Optimising multidisciplinary team working

  • Foetal monitoring

  • Feminism and gender studies

Research Interests

  • LGBTQIA+ equity and inclusivity

  • Optimising multidisciplinary team working

Professional Bodies

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council


Lai-Boyd, B. And Otieno, N (2022) Increasing Inclusivity in Perinatal Language: Why words matter. The Practising Midwife

Ritchie, A. and Lai-Boyd, B (2021) Inclusivity and Equity in Antenatal Education for The LGBTQIA+ Community. The Practising Midwife

Lai-Boyd, B. and Lai-Boyd, S (2021) Pride in Maternity: Proud of What?. The Practising Midwife

Byrom, S. and Lai-Boyd, B (2021) ‘Twinkling the rooms’: Optimising normal birth in a hospital setting. The Practising Midwife

Lai-Boyd, B (2020) What about the future? Holding on to our philosophy of care. The Student Midwife Journal

Lai-Boyd, B (2020) Maternity Care for LGBTQ+ People - How can we do better?. All4Maternity


Birth Trauma for The LGBTQ+ Community: The 7th Annual Birth Trauma Summit 2022

High-risk and Normality: Normality Conference 2021 - University of Suffolk

Inclusive Language: Normality Conference 2021 - University of Suffolk

Navigating care giving for same-sex couples: International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference 2020