Ms Claire Smith
RM, MSc Midwifery, PGCE
Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery
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
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.
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.
- Associate lecturer for NMC OSCE assessment.