Ms Claire Smith

RM, MSc Midwifery, PGCE

Midwifery Lecturer

Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

Claire Smith


I have recently been appointed as a Midwifery Lecturer, November 2019. This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with student midwives at all stages of their undergraduate and postgraduate experience.

I am particularly keen to promote normality whereby student midwives gain an appreciation of optimising birth in all settings. In addition to this I will be raising the profile of vulnerable groups and the role of the midwife.

My midwifery lecturing is enhanced by working as a community midwife where I support women and their families through pregnancy, birth and during the postnatal period, with particular emphasis on home and midwifery led unit births.

I am also the Link Lecturer for Bicester and Banbury and offer academic support to a small group of student midwives.

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

I am involved in all aspects of undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum planning. Currently I am teaching the Emergencies module which includes OSCE's and MCQ's. I have also been involved in assessing the Public Health module.


I have recently completed a phenomenological inquiry, focusing on the preceptees experience of managing obstetric emergencies.

Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Registerd with NMC. PIN 76I4197E
  • Member of RCM.

Areas of expertise

  • Experienced in intrapartum care and breastfeeding support
  • Mentoring and supervising students and midwifery staff.

Further information

  • Associate lecturer for NMC OSCE assessment.