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LORNA GERRISH

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    Biography

    I am a registered midwife who has worked clinically across the country in a variety of midwifery practice areas.   I trained as a direct entry midwife, gaining a first class honours degree from Canterbury Christ Church University before working as a rotational staff midwife at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.  During which time I achieved my band 6 status and took a core position within Antenatal Clinic with a focus on vulnerable women.

    An opportunity then presented to relocate and become a caseloading midwife with One to One Midwives NW which, over time enabled me to adopt a managerial position and later a clinical triaging post within the company.  I began guest lecturing at this time across multiple NW based HEIs and then went on to accept a Midwifery Practice Education Lecturer role at Edge Hill University. Whilst carrying out additional roles such as Skills & Simulation Lead, Service Users & Carer Lead, Practice Learning Representative I have completed a PCGTHE and have enjoyed leading on the Service User consultation rounds in response to changing NMC standards. These roles have allowed me to express and impliment multiple examples of teaching innovation across our programmes. 

    I now lead on the student support and quality assurance of our practice placement areas in collaboration with a wider Practice Learning lecturer team. I am however, continuing to have a research focus on optimising student support, pepardness to practice and the teaching strategies of clinical skills.    

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development 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 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

    Education/Academic qualification

    Post Graduate Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education, PGCert, Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 1 Oct 2020

    Mentorship in Clinical Practice (Level 7), Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 31 Aug 2014

    Midwifery BSc (Hons) with Interprofessional Learning , BSc, Canterbury Christ Church University

    2008 → …

    Award Date: 1 Sep 2011