Bríd is a retired nurse, midwife, health visitor and health service manager and worked predominantly in the NHS in London. She’s also worked as a fundraiser for a development aid charity. Since retiring, she has engaged critically with the shifting terms of debate around female genital mutilation/cutting via her blog at Shifting Sands. She is also using her retirement to indulge her interest in travel and walking long-distance paths. The next one she plans to tackle is in Portugal.