Janet Kelly, originally from Middlesbrough, is a nurse and midwife who trained at Stockton-on-Tees and Leeds in 1985 and 1990 respectively. In 1992, she joined Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, serving in Germany, Gibraltar, and England as a midwife and as a nurse on operational tours in Bosnia and Kosovo. She left the army in 2000, joined her local Territorial Army Unit, and commenced fulltime education, achieving degrees in both management and law. After a short while working as a Community Midwife in Middlesbrough, she took up a post as a Lecturer in Midwifery and Women’s Health and four years ago as a Lecturer in Medical Law at the University of Hull. More recently, she successfully completed her PhD in Professional, Ethical, and Legal Conflicts in British Military Healthcare Practice.