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Biography

I joined the University of Northampton Midwifery Team following 20 years of clinical practice within acute maternity services. During that time I adopted a lead role for maternal and neonatal resuscitation training. I established, directed and taught on local and national courses alongside attending obstetric emergencies in practice to support the clinical team. 

I led on the adaptation and implementation of a local midified early warning system (MEOWS) which included guidance on sepsis and a nationally recognised communication tool. I established a neonatal simulation training programme and facilitated debrief sessions following both simulated and actual clinical incidents.  

Teaching Interests

I am currently module leader for the followong modules:

MID2029 The Compromised Newborn

MID3024P Consolidating Midwifery Practice

I currently teach on the following modules in the BSc (Hons) Pre-registration programme:

MID1021 Introduction to Midwifery Practice 

MID1021 Essentials of Midwifery

MID1023 Public Health and the Midwife

MID2025P Developing Midwifery Practice

MID2027 Integrated care for women with complex needs

MID3025 Care planning and management

I have a lead role in planning and delivering Basic Life Support mandatory training for adult and newborn resuscitation. I am intereseted in simulation teaching and learning and faciliate an interprofessional learning event for Year 3 student midwives and student paramedics.  

External Roles

I am an approved Newborn Life Support (NLS) Instructor, registered with the UK Resuscitation Council. 

In this role I teach and assess on national NLS Courses. 

Expertise related to UN SDGs

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

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Northampton

Award Date: 31 Jul 2019

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