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    I am a registered midwife and have worked clinically across different midwifery areas both in the UK and Internationally.   I trained as a direct entry midwife gaining a first class honours degree from Manchester University, and wroked as a rotational staff midwife at Trafford General Hospital.   Following this I then moved to a role as an enhanced midwife (vulnerable women), then became team leader of the enhanced midwifery team at Liverpool Women's hospital.   I then spent time at LJMU with my core role as a senior lecturer in midwifery, whilst carrying out additional roles: BFI Lead, Admissions Tutor, Programme Lead Undergraduate Midwifery and a Faculty role as International Mobility Coordinator.   During this time I also worked clinically at LWH in a specialist antenatal clinic for women whose first language is not English (Link Clinic), where I have an honorary contract.   I have now commenced in a new role here at Edge Hill as Associate Head of Midwifery and Lead Midwife for Education, with a remit of management and strategic focus.    

    Research interests

    Currently I am a part time PhD student at LJMU, the title of my study is "Negation in the Childbearing Continuum: An In-Depth Exploration of Women's Narratives".   The study uses qualitative methods - narrative approach and methodology - to explore the stories of women who either concealed their childbearing or did not know they were pregnant - known as negated childbearing.

    I have also contributed to research around midwives knowledge of nutrition and information giving, and muslim women's experiences of maternity care. 


    I have a broad teaching remit and have expereince of teaching midwives, nurses, paramedics and other health professionals, although my main area of expertise is midwifery and maternity teaching.   My teaching interests include: research (qualitative methods, ethics), vulnerable women and families, public health and maternity, professional issues, safeguarding, perinatal mental health and global midwifery.

    Recently I have been involved in the development of new midwifery curriculum to support the changing role of midwives, and the fulfillment of the the new NMC Midwifery Standards for pre registration midwifery education. 

    External engagement

    I fulfill the role for Edge Hill as the Lead Midwife for Education (LME), which is a statutory role with a strategic approach - linking with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and other lead stakeholders as appropriate.  I represent the University at regular meetings and contribute to discussions and working groups around the standards and guidance for midwifery education at a national level. 

    I hold two external examiners posts, at Bournmouth University for Midwifery CPD modules, and at Salford University for the Midwifery Shortened Course (BSc).

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

    Education/Academic qualification

    Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PG Cert HE) NMC route, PGCert

    Award Date: 1 Feb 2013

    Professional Studies in Midwifery, BSc

    Award Date: 1 Sep 2005

    Philosophy & Ethics, MA, University of Manchester

    Award Date: 1 Jun 1998

    Environmental Studies & Geography, BA, Liverpool Hope University

    Award Date: 1 Sep 1992

    Other positions

    Lead Midwife for Education

    Research Groups

    • Children & Young People Research Network


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