Alison Salmon

Alison Salmon

Midwifery Lecturer


I am passionate about exploring skills and knowledge unique to midwifery and keeping the birthing person at the centre of every decision and episode of care
I recognise and value the innate strength, personal growth and rite of passage experienced at the time of birth.
I am fascinated to learn more about the relationship between mother and baby before and after birth and the influence this can have on psychological and physical well-being. I am excited to be working in an educational environment where concepts and ideology about pregnancy and birth are being explored and new research evidence is published.


BSc Hons Midwifery at Bournemouth University
MA Advanced Practice Bournemouth University
PGCE Cert Huddersfield University
In my early career I worked in community and hospital maternity settings. I enjoyed supporting women and advocating for their birth choices, and later an opportunity to be part of an innovative Home Birth team was a privilege I relished. To be welcomed into someone's home for such a pivotal event was humbling. I observed first-hand how power shifted when birth was moved from the hospital and into the home. Occasionally this involved birth in a Yurt, during a storm and with sleepy eyed siblings joining in.
I then moved into practice education, supporting newly qualified midwives and an apprenticeship scheme for maternity support workers. I love teaching and the opportunity to be part of the journey student midwives make towards qualification as registered midwives. I was delighted to join the SHU team in 2022




Department of Nursing and Midwifery

College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

BSc Midwifery
MSc Midwifery pre- registration for nurses

The Midwife as Leader
Personal and Professional Development
Working with Complexity in Practice

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