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Joanna Andrews

Joanna Andrews MSc, BSc (Hons), RM, RN, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery


I am a senior lecturer in Midwifery. My specialist areas of teaching include public health, perinatal mental health and FGM. I am currently course leader for the September 18 and 19 Midwifery cohort. I am module lead for Challenges for Labour and Birth undertaken by our level 5 midwifery students. My MSc focused on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).


I grew up in Sheffield and completed my Adult nurse eduction at University of Hull in 2006.  I then went on to study Midwifery at the University of Nottingham in 2010.  My clinical experience includes antenatal and postnatal care, labour ward and most recently antenatal edication and community midwifery practice.  I am NIPE (Newborn and Infant Physical Exam) qualified and was previously a Supervisor of Midwives at a local trust.  

My passion for education began when I was a community midwife as a learning environment for the team in which I was working within.  I really enjoyed supporting students in their midwifery journey.  I also supported women and their families in leading parent education.  I feel this is a really privilaged postion to empower families to increase their knowledge in materity care.

I commenced my position as a full time lecturer at SHU in June 2016.  I am academic advisor to two groups of undergraduate midwifery  students.  I am link lecturer linking with Chestefield Maternity unit.

For my Masters dissertation, I completed a critical review of literature surrounding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  I investigated the complexities and rationale of why FGM survivors may not access services and support.


BSc Midwifery 

Interprofessional Education 

Perinatal Mental Health education for undergraduate midwifery and mental health nursing students 

Midwifery Advancing Pregnancy Care Midwifery Advancing Labour and Birth Care 

Midwifery Advancing Postnatal Care Research and Evidence 

Management and Leadership


My teaching interest areas are: Community care in midwifery, Pregnancy care, Parent education, Newborn and Infant physical exam (NIPE), Perinatal metal health, Female genital mutilation (FGM), Academic advisor.

Midwifery foundations in pregnancy 

Midwifery foundations for practice

Midwifery practice 1 


Andrews, J., Hodgson, S. & Hughes, P. (2019) Perinatal mental health - beyond
professional borders. Presentation at the 21st Congress of the Nordic Federation of Midwives, Reykjavik, Iceland. 

Hodgson, S., Andrews, J. & Hughes, P. (2018). A workshop to address the fragmentation of perinatal mental health services to facilitate holistic care. International Midwifery Education Conference, Bournemouth.

Andrews, J., Hodgson, S. & Hughes, P. (2018). Perinatal mental health through different professional lenses. Royal College of Midwives Education Conference, London.

Other activities

2019 - Trained in Hypnobirthing

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