Career History

  • UEA, Norwich Sept. ’04 – present Midwifery Lecturer
    •  Course Director and Module Lead Postgraduate Diploma Midwifery
    • NSC  representative for the “Baby Friendly Initiative for Higher Education Institutions”
    •  Sickle cell and Thalassaemia Link Lead for Midwifery Programmes
  • Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, Cambridge Sept. ’00 – Sept. ’04 Senior Midwife
  • UEA, Norwich Feb. ’98 – July ’00 Midwifery Lecturer
  • Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, Cambridge Jan. ’96 – Aug. ’97 Midwife
  • Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust Oct. ’93 – Dec. ’95 Midwife
  • Sir Gordon Roberts School of N & MW, Northampton Oct. ’94 – April ’95 Lecturer (secondment)
  • Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO), Nepal  Sept. ’92 – Aug. ’93 Nurse-Midwife Tutor
  • Nottingham Health Authority Sept. ’91 – Sept. ’92 Midwife

Academic Background

  • MSc in Education Manchester University 2001
  • PGDE Manchester University 1998
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery Luton University  1997

Key Research Interests

Publications

Hargreaves K & Harris A (2009) Nipple confusion in neonates British Journal of Midwifery February Vol 17, No 2, pages 97 - 103.

Teaching Interests

  • Obstetric Emergencies eg Antepartum/Postpartum Haemorrhage
  • Physiology related to childbearing
  • Postnatal complications
  • Breastfeeding
  • Public Health and Midwifery
  • Enquiry Based Learning (EBL)

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • 2008-2012 External Examiner Bournemouth University Adv Dip and BSc (Hons) Midwifery with professional Registration

Administrative Posts

  • Unit Leader for Level 2 and 3 Units on Diploma and Degree Programme
  • Interprofessional Learning Facilitator for all Schools across the Faculty of Health through the Centre for Interprofessional Practice (CIPP)
  • Appraiser for Midwifery Team
  • NAM representative for the “Baby Friendly Initiative for Higher Education Institutions”