Elizabeth Quinn is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). For the last 24 years, she has provided breastfeeding information, encouragement and support for breastfeeding mothers as a trained and accredited La Leche League Leader. She is also member of the Professional Liaison Department of La Leche League which provides training and support to Leaders on the latest breastfeeding research; organises training events for lactation consultants and health professionals; and attends international conferences. Currently, she is undertaking a PhD in Trinity College Dublin in the area of Breastfeeding Support with a 3-year research scholarship from the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Elizabeth also holds a first-class honours degree in Psychology, an MA in Cognitive Science, an MSc in Occupational Psychology and an MPhil by Research. Elizabeth is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and their Division of Organisational Psychology (DOP) in addition to being a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and an affiliate member of their Division of Work and Organisational Psychology (DWOP) and member of their Coaching and Psychology Group (DWOP CPG).
About me as a mother
I am the proud mother of three adult children. As an expectant mother, I attended La Leche League meetings to get information about breastfeeding. In addition to getting information, I also got support, friendship and encouragement and a year later, started my training to be a Leader to help other mothers just as other La Leche League Leaders had done for me. I live in a rural area in South-East County Wicklow, commuting to Trinity College during the week and spending the weekends at home.
Elizabeth Quinn, BA, MA, MSc, MPhil, La Leche League Leader, MBPsS, IBCLC