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Current role and responsibilities
Since 2006 I have been the Director of Midwifery and Lead Midwife for Education on behalf of the NMC. After 41 years of service to NHS/University and midwifery I have taken flexible retirement and now I am senior lecturer in a team of midwifery lecturers where our aim is to achieve the University goals and uphold a student centred approach to teaching and learning. I have a diverse and interesting position and straddle various interfaces of clinical practice, education, management and research at national and local level.
My professional background is in midwifery care and practice. The focus for my research interest is on practice development through action research and action learning. My PhD study examined the evolving roles of a group of education and practice development midwives as they led change in clinical practice. This developed my capability in facilitation and coaching for leadership roles in the clinical environment and led me to enjoy and use appreciative inquiry approaches to learning and change. I am now researching with Rose McCarthy on a HENW funded Social Media Project. (£250,000)
Health Education North West held a half day event on the 6th November inspired by the Mandate requirement to red... more >>.
‘As we communicate with each other, we construct the world in which we live’
This presentation sought to empower supervisors of midwives in the North West of England to provide leadership and support to midwives undergoing change though transfer of maternity services. The LSA Midwifery Officer commissio... more >>.
To demonstrate the supportive nature of supervison of midwives during reconfiguration of maternity services. A one day seminar for midwives who were involved in the closure and transfer of maternity services in Greater Manchest... more >>.
I am a supervisor of midwives, accountable to the Local Supervising Authority (NMC Statutory responsibility) My role is to uphold the safety of the public by providing supervision to a caseload of midwives, by leadership, educa... more >>.
As LME I am accountable to the NMC for upholding the quality of all midwifery programmes at the University of Salford. This is a national role and forms the statutory requirement within the Midwives Rules and Standards (NM... more >>.