Biography

I started my career at Guy's Hospital in London where I completed my RGN training in 1985. I decided to pursue a career in midwifery after enjoying some exciting and challenging posts at Guy's including Acute surgical wards and A&E.

Midwifery has dominated my professional career since 1989 and I have loved every minute of it. I was appointed as Supervisor of Midwives in 2005 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kings Lynn. 

I have enjoyed numerous clinical roles (Midwife Grade E &F; Midwifery Sister grade G and Team Leader). During this period, I was employed by NSC at UEA as a sessional teacher. 

I became a full time lecturer at UEA in 1999. Since starting at the UEA I have had general teaching responsibilities for Pre-registration and Post-registration groups. My areas of specialty are emergencies in childbearing and all aspects of professional practice and behaviour. I have been a plagiarism officer and Investigating Officer for the school. 

In 2012 I was appointed Director Teaching and Learning (Student Affairs) and Chair of Fitness to Practise Review Group.

Career History

RGN 1985
RM 1989
Supervisor of Midwives 2005


DPSM 1995
MA in Teaching and Learning 2003

All Publications

Bates, K., Crozier, K.

(2015)

Managing Childbirth Emergencies in the community and low tech settings,

Palgrave

ISBN 978–1–137–37481–3

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Lindsay, B., Curson, N., Bates, C., Hadlett, N., Lindsay, J.

(2005)

Midwifery Ante Natal Assessment. MANA Project,

in EPRINTS-JOURNAL

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Bates, C., Young, N.

(2004)

Managing Childbirth Emergencies: Pre registration and Post registration Educational Needs,

in Managing Childbirth Emergencies in Community Settings.

Palgrave

ISBN 1403905177

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Bates, C., Young, N.

(2004)

Pre-eclampsia and the emergency management of eclampsia outside the hospital,

in Managing Childbirth Emergencies in Community Settings.

Palgrave

ISBN 1403905177

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Lindsay, B., Pfeil, M., Bates, C.

(2003)

The Invisible Nursing RAE 2001 - an analysis,

in Nurse Researcher

11

(2)

pp. 60-72

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

PUBLICATIONS:

1995    “Is Hypothermia Induced by Bathing Babies Immediately after Delivery? A small scale randomised controlled trial”

2002    “From Teacher to Facilitator: An Action Research Study”

2003    “An Investigation of the relationship between Student Expectations of Learning in Higher Education and their Experiences of Enquiry Based Learning in Midwifery Education”.

2001    Shoulder Dystocia or just difficult delivery of the shoulders? Midwives: Royal College of Midwives Journal vol 5 (8) pp.266-267 Royal College of Midwives. London

2005    Woodward V, Bates K & Young N [2005] Managing Childbirth Emergencies in Community Settings UK: Palgrave

2005    The Midwife’s Management of Shoulder Dystocia IN Woodward V, Bates K & Young N 2005 Managing Childbirth Emergencies in Community Settings UK: Palgrave.

2007    Plagiarism Pilot – Turnitin UEA. This has involved development project proposal and seeing this proposal through to analysis of data

2008    Bates [2008] Communication IN Williamson A and Crozier K Neonatal Care A Textbook for Student Midwives and Nurses Edited by UK: Reflect Press

2011    Bates K [2011] Emergency Room The Practising Midwife vol 14 no 7 pp 13-16

Teaching Interests

Since starting at the UEA I have had general teaching responsibilities for Pre-registration and Post-registration groups. My areas of specialty are emergencies in childbearing and all aspects of professional practice and behaviour.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Fitness to Practise panellist
  • Previous External Examiner Roles
  • Medico Legal work - Midwifery