Bunty Lai-Boyd

Bunty Lai-Boyd

Senior Lecturer and Course Lead - BSc (Hons) Midwifery

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Department of Midwifery

Contact Details

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

Bunty is a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery. Her most recent clinical background was as a lead midwife on Labour Ward. She also has experience 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 research for her MSc Midwifery, which explores student midwives’ experiences of caring for trans and/or gender non-conforming people. Bunty is also currently completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.


  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery: University of Worcester 2016


  • Physical Examination of The Newborn: Oxford Brookes 2020

Teaching Interests

  • Equity and inclusivity in perinatal services and education


  • Research methods and design


  • Facilitating physiological birth in hospital settings


  • Optimising multidisciplinary team working


  • Fetal monitoring


  • Feminism and gender studies

Research Interests

  • LGBTQIA+ equity and inclusivity


  • Optimising multidisciplinary team working


  • Equitable, diverse and inclusive education

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

  • Associate Fellowship of The Higher Education Academy


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