GOLD Speakers

United Kingdom

Dr. Amy Brown, PhD

  • Speaker Type: 2017 Main Presentations
  • Country: United Kingdom
Biography:

Dr Amy Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences at Swansea University in the UK. Her research explores psychological, cultural and societal barriers to breastfeeding, with an emphasis on understanding how we can better support women to breastfeed and subsequently raise breastfeeding rates. Her primary focus is how we can shift our perception of breastfeeding as an individual mothering issue, to a wider public health problem, with consideration how we can make societal changes to protect and encourage breastfeeding. Dr Brown has published over 50 papers exploring the barriers women face in feeding their baby during the first year and has recently published her first book ‘Breastfeeding Uncovered: Who really decides how we feed our babies’. She is a regular Huffington Post blogger, aiming to change the way we think about breastfeeding, mothering and caring for our babies.