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My career started in nursing where I became a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1989 and quickly moved on to become a Registered Midwife (RM) in 1992.  Throughout my 24 years as a Registered Midwife I gained extensive knowledge and expertise within a variety of maternity settings including antenatal, intranatal, postnatal and community.  My interests centred around maternal obesity and this was a theme that I focussed on throught my MSc in Health Studies programme.  I addressed maternal obesity throughout a variety of modules, including, health inequalities, health economics, social studies, leadership for effectiveness and also from a business in health care perspective.  This lead me to carry out a phenomenological study titled "Midwives perseptions and Experiences of Obesity and Obese Women Who Enter Maternity Services", as part of my MSc Dissertation study.

Following successful completion of my MSc Health Studies, I moved into Higher Education in 2014, taking the post of Clinical Midwifery Lecturer.  This post then lead to a Midwifery Lecturer position the following year.  The focus within my post is to deliver current research evidence-based teaching to students on the BSc / MSc Midwifery Programmes and within the Mentorship in Professional Practice module.

Area of academic expertise - outline

My area of expertise lies within the field of Midwifery.  I am particularly interested in maternal obesity and how this impacts within families, society and maternity services.  The focus in my current role is delivering evidence-reseach based teaching within the BSc / MSc Midwifery Programmes.  I am also engaged in Masters supervision.

Current research activities

My current research activity lies within the delivery of research evidence-based teaching and learning.

Desired research direction

I would like to further explore the effects of maternal obesity and publish research from my Dissertation findings to evidence my research output.

Target collaborative companies

Within NHS or those who provide maternity services.

Target collaborative organisations

Within NHS or those who provide maternity services.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Areas within Midwifery practice.

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Compassionate Connections National Conference

Susanne Morrison (Invited speaker)

3 Sep 2015

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