As a midwifery lecturer and a first year module leader, I am enthusiastic about teaching a future generation of midwives. I am passionate about hearing the views of women and their families and this is reflected in my role as service user champion within the midwifery team. Having service users involved in the course is invaluable and gives an insight into maternity care from the views and experiences of those who use the service.
My clinical background is core labour ward and community midwifery. I am qualified in Newborn and Infant physical exam (NIPE) and was a Supervisor of Midwives within the Sheffield team. My clinical passion is community midwifery and I have been very fortunate enough to be involved in many home births.
Although I teach across the 3 years of the midwifery programme, I enjoy being involved in first year undergraduate education and supporting student midwives in their early stages of their journey to becoming a midwifery practitioner.
I currently teach on all 3 years on the undergraduate midwifery programme and am module leader on 2 first year modules. I am a placement link lecturer and enjoy supporting students and mentors out in practice. I try to facilitate learning in an engaging and fun way, I like to use varied methods of teaching such as incorporating technology enhanced learning and problem based learning to empower students to maximise their time at Sheffield Hallam University.
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.
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My current research interests include Integrated learning, Health promotion in relation to alcohol intake in pregnancy, Impact of service users within the midwifery curriculum, Female genital mutilation (FGM).