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Maggie Fisher

Maggie has worked as a health visitor for over 30 years both within and outside the NHS. Her specialist areas of interest and expertise are infant and child mental health, sleep and parenting. She has extensive experience in running a range of parenting courses and is a schools trainer and a national trainer of parent group leaders for the Family Links Nurturing Programme.  Maggie is involved in various groups at national level and has wide experience of working with the media. For the last 18 months Maggie has been working with the iHV helping to roll out various national training programmes for health visitors and as a Professional Development Officer. Maggie is a Fellow of the Institute of Health Visiting.

Maggie has previously worked as a national consultant for the Restorative Supervision programme and is an associate lecturer at the University of Winchester. Maggie was Professional Officer at Unite/CPHVA and between 2009-2015 worked as an area coordinator and on-line parent support health visitor with Netmums. Whilst there she was instrumental in setting up the sleep support forum and sleep advice pages which are used by over 8,000 parents a month. Prior to this Maggie set up and ran a sleep support service for 15 years in Hampshire which received a Charter Mark Award.

Maggie is author of a number of publications, including “Skill Mix in Health Visiting and Community Nursing Teams” (CPHVA, 2009); co-author of approaches to parenting with Professor Diane DeBell in “Public Health Practice and the School-Age Population” (Hodder Arnold, 2007); collaborated on “Baby Sleep Solutions” (Netmums, 2010) and “The Ultimate Baby and Toddler Q & A” (Netmums, 2012).