Having been part of the first Diploma in Midwifery cohort at Canterbury Christ Church University in 1992, I began working for the university in 2007 as a midwifery lecturer. In 2010 I became the programme director of the shortened midwifery programme until 2015
I remain a practising midwife for a local NHS Trust which enables me to continue to develop my clinical skills as well as remain current in practice which is shared with my students at university.
Teaching and subject expertise
I have been a fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2010. This has enabled me to network with academics from other universities to share experiences and to develop teaching strategies within my own programme.
The student experience is of great importance to me and I was able to develop and implement the electronic submission and marking for the IPL Midwifery pathway in 2014.
I am an external examiner at another university, which enables me to share my expertise of programme development and curriculum with others as well as engaging in knowledge exchange concerning good practice.
My main area of interest is professional development and the role of the midwife as a clinical leader. Having been a practising midwife for 25 years I have extensive experience in all aspects of midwifery practice and I enjoy sharing this with students.