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Chantelle Thomas RM, BSc (Hons), BMid (Hons)

Lecturer in Midwifery


Summary

I am a proud to be a midwife and have a passion for academia and research.

I am enthusiastic about teaching and supporting students to develop their knowledge and skills in order to help them achieve their goals of being a midwife, whilst aiding in the provision and promotion of holistic evidence-based care in midwifery.

About

Prior to joining the Midwifery lecturing team at Sheffield Hallam University, my clinical background included Rotational Midwifery, being a Core Midwife in antenatal assessment and triage, and being a Quality and Effectiveness Midwife in relation to audits, guidelines and governance. I continue to practice as a clinical midwife, providing antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care.

I am currently completing a MSc Midwifery at the University of Central Lancashire and PgCert Health and Social Care Education at Sheffield Hallam University.

I teach across the pre-registration midwifery programme and support students in clinical placement as a link lecturer at the Jessop Wing in Sheffield Teaching Hospital.

Teaching

I teach across the BSc (Hons) Midwifery Course.

My specific areas of teaching interest include; Antenatal Complications and Emergencies, Vulnerabilities in Pregnancy, Clinical Skills, Optimising Birth Experiences and Research, Ethics and Governance.

I am Module lead for Midwifery Advancing Holistic Practice (Level 5). I teach Inter-Professional Education as part of the Enhancing Quality of Services Through Effective Collaborative Practice Module.

BSc Midwifery (Hons).

Midwifery Advancing Holistic Practice.

Research

My research interests include; Reduced Fetal Movements, Advancing Maternal Age, Stillbirth, Midwives Experiences of Practice and Women’s Experiences of Care.

Publications

Conference papers

Spencer, R., Thomas, C., & Stephenson, J. (2019). Infant feeding education, clinical experience and preparedness for practice: student midwives' experiences. In Nurse Education Today, 3 September 2019 - 5 September 2019.

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