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Mrs Susan Baines
Mrs Susan Baines
postal address Mary Seacole MS3.40.
email addressS.M.Baines@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44 (0)161 295 2524
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health & Society
From September 2011 to present.
From October 1998 to September 2011.
Profile Summary

Special Interest in Public Health - Aquatic exercise for Pregnancy, pelvic floor integrity and obesity.

Developed UK'S first University accredited module of Pregnancy Aquatic study (Salford & endorsed with the UK Register of Exercise Professionals (R.E.P 2011)

Background in project management (Bolton City Challenge Maternity & Women's Health Project) Gynaecology Nursing & Ethics.

Professional focus on "normal birth" The use of water and home birth.

Health Service Management & Leadership  (Associate Lecturer Open University)

Independent Midwife & Childbirth educator (Member of IMUK).

Key Qualifications
2004
2000
1997
2004
Successfully completed the NMC "AEquip" programme at the University of Salford in 2017.
1997

Won a M.E.S.O.L. scholarship

1997
1990
1989
1985
1975
1997

Aquafusion London

Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2018
Oct
450 midwifery, nursing and obstetric delegates attended this international conference which ran over 4 days.
2017
Dec
My presentation focused on developing programmes of parent education to prepare parents for the realities of their new role, it acknowledged the current high rates for postnatal depression in both women and men and suggested stra... more >>.
2012
May

Invited to present the 2012 Resolution to the Conference.

2010
Sep

1st International Conference

2010
Jul

A poster presentation

2008
Jun
Consultancy Roles
2013
Jan

Following on from the WI resolution I presented at the Royal Albert Hall in June 2012 regarding Midwifery care, I was asked to be a member of the joint steering committee which resulted in the report highlighted above.

2012
Jun

Input into the new module developed by the Physiotherapy team.

2012
May

New appointment

External Examiner Duties
2013
Sep
External for the BSc (Hons) undergraduate Midwifery 4 year programme.
2009
Oct

Programme and subject (dual) external examiner for BSc (Hons) Midwifery programme (direct and post RN pathways).

Honours and Awards
2011
Nov

Catagory; Innovator of the Year for the development of the Pregnancy Aquatics, Nutrition and Health Module

2011
Jan

Shortlisted in the Excellence in Education catagory (London)

Memberships of External Bodies
2017
Apr
I completed a post graduate certificate in clinical hypnosis and have offered it to many different types of individuals accessing care at my business. I specialise in hypnotherapy for childbirth.
2015
Jan
I currently offer acupuncture to individuals within my business setting, for a variety of conditions, including post maturity in pregnancy, infertility and Pelvic Girdle Pain.
2010
Sep
2009
Dec

Professional member of Greater Manchester Research Ethics Committee.

2000
Dec
I have been leading Aquanatal sessions in the community setting since 1997 and am now a level 3 pregnancy Aquatics instructor with the REP.
Other Evidence of External Esteem
2019
May
2018
Nov
2018
May
I was elected as a local Ward Councillor for Bolton. Blackrod and Horwich ward.
2017
Dec
I am an active member of this public committee, whose aim is to drive forward the Horwich Neighbourhood Plan in line with the Manchester Spatial Framework.
2016
May

I created this Association and become secretary . The aim of the association is to empower local residents in order to challenge issues affecting their lives and so better meet their needs.

2010
Sep
I set up the WI in Horwich and was President for 3 years. In that time, we made history in being the very first Lancashire federation of WI's to present a resolution at the annual WI AGM at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It was ... more >>.
2004
May

This award enabled me to travel to Australia for three weeks and present papers at the University of Sydney, RMIT Melbourne and James Cook University Queensland.

2000
Apr
Other Research Activity
2016
Dec
Writing up of a pilot project aimed at evaluating a student buddying system.