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Lesley is a Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Medical Education and Programme Lead for The Advanced Fertility Practice Programme at Edge Hill University. Lesley has extensive experience working as a midwife, educator and researcher. Lesley’s research interests have a focus around maternity care and the current area of exploration relates to perinatal mental health. Research approaches have utilised qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodology to explore or test research questions around real life issues in practice. Lesley has presented about research and education locally, nationally and internationally. Her publications span nursing, midwifery, obstetric and paediatric journals. Her research experience informs her role as a reviewer for BJM, ‘Midwifery’ and ‘The Advanced Journal of Nursing’.


Lesley’s research feeds directly into postgraduate education and midwifery curriculum informing both Pre-Registration and Post Registration teaching, learning and assessment. Lesley currently teaching on the Post-Graduate Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice Programme. Lesley has a background as a Programme Lead in Undergraduate Midwifery Education, External Examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery, a reviewer on Research Ethics and Research and Enterprise Committees.


Lesley is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, which enhances her ability to link education and research to clinical practice. Externally, Lesley collaborates with experts in the field at the University of Manchester, University of Leeds and Liverpool University. Independent organisation collaboration involves working with BUILDING BONDS Limited in North West Boroughs Health care Trust and the Liverpool Women’s Hospital. Lesley is currently external examiner for Keele University in relation the three-year undergraduate programme and the University of Central Lancashire in relation to the Masters of Midwifery programme.

Education/Academic qualification

Midwifery Research, PhD, Edge Hill University

Feb 2017Feb 2018

Midwifery, MPhil, University of Central Lancashire

Jan 2003Jun 2006

Research, MSc, Manchester Metropolitan University

Oct 2000Jul 2001

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Parturition Medicine & Life Sciences

Research Output 2013 2018

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Are women empowered to make decisions about the use of antidepressants in pregnancy?

Randall, L. & Briscoe, L., 2 May 2018, In : British Journal of Midwifery. 26, 5, p. 329-335

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Antidepressive Agents
Decision Making
Maternal Mortality
Health Education
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Midwifery education: Reflecting on the past and changing for the future

Briscoe, L. & Clarke, E., 2 May 2018, In : British Journal of Midwifery. 26, 5, p. 284-287

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Population Dynamics
Public Policy
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Why is education for pelvic floor muscle exercises a neglected public health issue?

Dickinson, B. & Briscoe, L., 2 Nov 2017, In : British Journal of Midwifery. 25, 11, p. 724-729

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Pelvic Floor

A concept analysis of women’s vulnerability during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

Briscoe, L., Lavender, T. & McGowan, L., 3 Jun 2016, In : Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Nurse Midwives
Personal Autonomy
Information Storage and Retrieval
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A mixed methods study to explore women and clinician's response to pain associated with suturing second degree perineal tears and episiotomies [PRAISE]

Briscoe, L., Lavender, T., O'Brien, E., Campbell, M. & McGowan, L., 10 Jan 2015, In : Midwifery. 31, 4, p. 464-472

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Pain Measurement
Pain Management


Vulnerability within Maternity Care

Author: Briscoe, L., 15 Jan 2018

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis