Research Output per year
I am currently Academic and Proessional Lead/Senior Lecturer within the School of Health Nursing and Midwifery. Since June 2012, I hold the position of Lead Midwife for Education at UWS. This is a statutory role (NMC, 2009) that promotes midwifery at all levels of the University and at both local NHS Boards and national government forums. The role is to ensure midwifery is represented in relation to curriculum development, university review, local NHS board changes and government policy.
I have extensive expereince in curriculum development, programme leadership and quality assurance processes within the University.
School Plagiarism Lead
School Programme Board Chair (MSc Adult/Mental Health Programmes)
School Student Engagement Lead
Midwifery Programme Board Chair
UWS Academic Quality Committee
Mott MacDonald NMC Reviewer since 2015. Reviewer for the following programmes:
- Pre-registration midwifery
- Return to practice (Midwifery)
Scottish Government (2016 - present) Member of Supervision Transition Steering Group, Education sub group and Implementation Steering Group.
LME Activities (2016-present)
- Scottish Recruitment and Selection Project for pre-registration midwifery programmes.
- National Practice Documentation Project
Area of academic expertise - outline
I am particularly interested in research in relation to student teaching, learning and assessment. I am also interested in students experience of mentorship within the clinical areas and curriculum development for pre-registration midwifery programmes.
Current research activities
Current Research Activities include:
National selection/recruitment project: evalution of processes in relation to student midwives ie individual interviews vs group interviews. Also evaluating assessement of compassionate/caring values and behaviours during the interview process with students who are selecetd undertaking the Cambridge Personality Style Questionnaire. Trying to better organsie the interview processes and recruit students with the potential to develop compassionate skills.
Desired research direction
Planning to evaluate the effectiveness of the Maternity Care Assistant Programme inrelation to curriculum development and its impact on care delivery within the maternity services.
Mott McDonald Reviewer, Nursing and Midwifery Council1 Sep 2015 → 1 Sep 2018
External Examiner, University of Surrey1 Sep 2014 → 1 Sep 2018
- LB2300 Higher Education
- practice learning
- midwifery education
- curriculum development
Activities per year