Personal profile

Biography

I commenced employment here at the University as a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery in May 2014.

I have been a practicing midwife for 22 years. I have gained both nursing and senior midwifery managerial experience within women's health, across several NHS Trusts in both the North and South of England. I have a MSc in Professional Leadership in Healthcare and a BSc (Hons) degree in Health related sciences. My understandings of the developments of midwifery practice are attributed to my extensive clinical, academic, managerial, teaching and leadership experiences.

My personal vision for a maternity service is multi-faceted however and my aim is that all services are women focused. Raising the profile of normality, normal birth and choice are key in delivering services to women with both low and high-risk pregnancies. Delivering a successful inter-professional service with dignity and kindness has to be presented by a skilled, knowledgeable, competent, valued and empowered workforce. In contributing to the effective learning and development within higher education, I am able to bring my comprehensive understanding of national agendas and NMC regulation that contribute to service developments, education and practice, improvements and workforce planning.

Gaining an MSc in Professional Leadership in Healthcare, has given me a greater understanding of how effective learning and leadership contributes to the success of an individual and for an organisation. I am a ‘situational leader’ and am able to identify and develop people irrespective of their role within the organisation. I have enabled and supported health professionals (both undergraduate and postgraduate), to feel valued, nurture themselves, because I enjoy being able to foster an empowering culture of learning for midwives and student midwives. I am both reflective and analytical, which has contributed, to my being able to recognise my vision of facilitating student midwives to take ownership and pride in delivering a women centered service. Many have told me that I have nurturing and empowering qualities as a manager, teacher, leader and team player.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Personal development and health improvement skills 
  • Quality, safety and long-term public health 
  • Perceptions of safety from women, birth partners and midwives perspectives prior to labour and birth

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Output 2014 2015

  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Article

Midwifery Basics: Mentorship: 6. Challenges of mentorship

Kenyon, C., Hogarth, S. & Marshall, J. 1 Mar 2015 In : Practising Midwife. 18, 3, p. 36-40 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mentors
Midwifery
Learning
Students
Open Access
Checklist
Thermometers
Parturition
Safety
Quality of Health Care