Biography

As a lecturer in Midwifery, I am responsible for leading modules such as Fundamentals of Midwifery Practice (level 4) and Using Evidence to Support Practice (level 5). I facilitate the acquisition of clinical skills in the first and second years of the degree programme, and lead on the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). As a lecturer I also undertake link visits to support students in clinical practice.

I worked as a journalist before training to be a midwife, following the birth of my children. As a midwife, I worked in clinical practice in hospital and the community. I enjoyed working with student midwives, and was passionate about evidence-based practice and choice for women and their families.  This led to further study, and the opportunity to lecture.

Qualifications and memberships

MSc Practice Development (Midwifery)

Post-graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Higher Education (PGLT)

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (HEA)

BSc (Hons) Midwifery

Registered Midwife (RM, NMC)

Royal College of Midwives

BA (Hons) English 

National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) – National Journalism Qualification (NQJ)

Academic and research interests

Safe infant sleeping

Continuity of care

Informed choice

Obstetric emergency training

Normal birth

Midwifery leadership and autonomy