Personal profile


I joined the university in 2002 and am currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery in the School of Human and Health Sciences. I have a wide range of experience of course and module leadership, teaching and developing assessments such as OSCE and oral examinations. I have supervised dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I qualified as a midwife 1986 and practised as a clinical midwife until 2002. I practised in all areas: antenatal / postnatal / SCBU / community / antenatal and fetal assessment unit, however,spent the last years in practice on delivery suite as a senior midwife. I was involved in the development of the Yorkshire Maternity Emergencies Training and was a supervisor of midwives within the local trust until 2015.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Clinical leadership on the labour ward
  • Qualitative research
  • Critical ethnography¬†
  • The use of Bourdieus' Theory of Practice¬†

Research Degree Supervision

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