Christina Feltham

  • Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, Programme Lead for MSc Midwifery (pre-registration), Admissions Lead
  • Institute of Health
  • Health and Wellbeing
 Christina Feltham


I qualified as a midwife in 1991 and have over 23 years clinical midwifery experience working as a midwife in the NHS. I began my career as a hospital based midwife, moving into community midwifery in 1996. I have experience in working in a variety of community settings including Birth Centre and Homebirth. Subsequent roles include midwife for service development, following the publication of 'Maternity Matters' in 2007. This role involved setting up community maternity services for women with complex needs. I was a Supervisor of Midwives from 1995 until 2017 and I am a facilitator for PROMPT (Obstetric Emergency Training). I joined the University of Cumbria in 2013 as a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery.

I am currently undertaking a PhD. My research is focused on public health, considering women's experiences of care and management throughout the pregnancy continumn who have a raised BMI.

My lecturing roles:-

Programme Lead MSc Midwifery (pre-registration)

Link Lecturer

Academic Assessor

Module leader for midwifery modules across the midwifery curriculum (level 4-7)

Personal Academic Tutor

Lead for Midwifery Admissions

Masters dissertation supervisor and Post-Reg, Negotiated Work Based Learning (Midwifery), Examination of the New-born and Return to Practice


Qualifications and memberships

Registered General Nurse (RGN), Registered Midwife (RM), BA (Hons) Health Studies, PgC Academic Practice, MSc Midwifery and Women's Health. Fellow of the Higher Education Acadamy.

I am registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a midwife and teacher and I am a member of the Royal College of Midwives.

Academic and research interests

Special Interests:-

Public health

Safe and active birth

Obstetric Emergencies

Midwifery education

Peer Reviewer:-

Nurse Education Today

British Journal of Midwifery 

British Journal of Community Nursing


Journal of Maternal and Child Nutrition


Recent Publications:

Feltham, C. (2021) 'What's in a Word? Maternal Obesity.' The Practising Midwife, 24(4), pp.14-16

Feltham, C., Foster, J., Davidson, T., Ralph, S. (2016) 'Student midwives and paramedic students’ experiences of shared learning in pre-hospital childbirth.' Nurse Education Today, 41, pp.73-78

Feltham, C. (2014) 'The value of preceptorship for newly qualified midwives'. British Journal of Midwifery, 22 (6), pp.427-431

Recent external roles

Co-Lead, Implementing a Student Midwife Continuity of Carer Model (SMCoC) for Learning in Practice across Lancashire & South Cumbria: A Service Evaluation (in collaboration with UCLan).