GOLD Speakers


Gayle Subramaniam, IBCLC

Indira Lopez-Bassols, BA (hons), MSc, IBCLC, MPhil/PhD Student

  • Speaker Type: 2024 Main Presentations
  • Country: UK

Indira has supported birthing and breastfeeding families for the past 17 years. She has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant for 13 years and currently works as a clinician, educator and researcher. As a clinician IBCLC, she has led the Specialist Breastfeeding Clinic (Central London Community Healthcare NHS trust) for complex breastfeeding dyads for the past 6 consecutive years. As the Director of the Centre for Breastfeeding Education and Research, she created 13 years ago the Breastfeeding London Course, a 1 year-long international in-depth training course for HCPs who want to become IBCLCs. She is currently doing Doctoral studies within the Mother, Infant and Child Health research group (MIRU) in the School of Health Sciences at Dundee University. Her PhD examines breastfeeding education for HCPs, the interplay between learning needs and motivation.

Gayle Subramaniam is a lactation consultant, educator and author. She has over 15 years experience in research where, as chair of research teams, she has written, produced, and presented research internationally. Gayle is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Breastfeeding Education and Research (CBER), delivering lactation education internationally in preparation for the IBLCE exam and publishing peer-reviewed research. She is also an Associate Editor with the Journal of Human Lactation (JHL). Gayle has a small private practice in London, UK, and is a clinician with the UK National Health Service (NHS) providing lactation care to families. Gayle has volunteered extensively in the community with The National Childbirth Trust (NCT), a national charity for pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood in the UK and the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers (ABM), a major breastfeeding charity in the UK.