I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1986 at the Whittington Hospital, London, after working as a staff nurse in Rheumatology & Orthopaedics in Norfolk, I qualified as a midwife at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital in 1986. I held posts in the acute hospital Trust and community areas as a Senior Midwife until 1996 when I worked for the Soldiers, Sailors and Air Force Families Association being attached to the British Forces Germany developing a Community Midwifery service for service men's wives in Germany. This post involved liaison with German secondary care maternity services and primary British Forces Healthcare.
My professional development includes, a Diploma in Professional Studies in Midwifery, Bsc (Hons) Health Studies and an MA in Education for Health & Social Care Practice from the University of Sheffield.
Midwifery Ante Natal Assessment. MANA Project,
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Key Research Interests
2005 Tour of Thailand Universities to explore international recruitment.
MANA (Midwives Antenatal Assessment) developing virtual learning environments for healthcare, 2004.
The Student Midwife Experience: A study exploring student midwives experience of midwifery, 2000.
Birth through the eyes of fathers, 1993-1994.
My first Midwifery teaching post was at the University of Hull, I came to UEA in 2001 and have been Course Director for the Bsc (Hons) Midwifery programme since 2002. I have experience in pre and post registration education and inter professional learning programmes and utilise a wide range of approaches to learning and teaching, including enquiry based learning.
I completed the ‘Safer People Handling Trainers Course’ in March 2011 and work with a team of lecturers in the school to deliver all the manual handling training for pre-registration students in the school and for some programmes across Faculty.
I am experienced in curriculum development having led curriculum development and implementation of the BSC (Hons) Midwifery programme.
External Activities and Indicators of Esteem
- I am an experienced member of Examination Boards and have been an external examiner for midwifery programmes since 2009.
- On several occasions I have been an external panel member for NMC validation events.