I lead a number of modules, and teach across a wide range of topics right across the pre-registration midiwfery curriculum; with particular interests being:
Anatomy and Physiology - the myriad of physiological changes and adaptations each woman undergoes during pregnancy birth and beyond is ever-fascinating!
The Midwife as Clinician - The midwife's role is extensive; but a core part of it is their role as an autonomous clinician. Developing midwives of the future who are able to make sound clinical decisions in partnership with the birthing person is another core interest of mine.
The importance of research and evidence-based practice - being able to understand and apply the best available evidence is a fundamentally important part of the role of a midwife; I teach on the Critical Appraisal and Dissertation modules which helps to develop such skills in our student midwives.
I am also Course Lead for our new Professional Doctorate in Midwifery, and lead and/or teach on taught modules on this course and the sister DNurs programme.
Second Supervisor on PhD project investigating use of water immersion during labour for women who are obese.
MSc Dissertation Supervisor for our pre-registration MSc Midwifery students.