Lecturer in Midwifery
Office: Ormskirk campus, H019
Phone: 01695 657026
Caroline has over 25 years’ experience working within the NHS qualifying as a Registered Nurse in 1990 and a Registered Midwife in 1993. She has extensive experience in midwifery practice, providing care in a range of primary and secondary care settings in the Merseyside area. Caroline is passionate about normality in pregnancy and birth and has been involved in the development of team and caseload midwifery models which are integral concepts to woman centred care. Caroline was a member of an award winning community midwifery team winning a Focus on Excellence Award in 2013 for their innovative strategies for bringing their excellent service to the public and for home birth promotion initiatives.
Caroline has a BSc (Hons) Health Care Practice-Midwifery Studies and a Diploma in Management. Caroline was awarded a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education in 2014 and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is currently completing an MA in Clinical Education. Caroline joined Edge Hill University as a part-time secondee from the NHS in 2012 and became a full time university lecturer at Edge Hill University at the beginning of 2015.Caroline maintains clinical currency as a link tutor for Liverpool Women’s Hospital.
Caroline’s commitment has always been to enhance the student learning experience both in theory and practice settings. Her research interests focus on the use of simulation in midwifery education with a particular interest in real time simulation as a modality to support student learning.
Caroline is currently involved in a project examining the Liverpool-Ireland ‘abortion corridor’ led by Dr. Deirdre Duffy from the Department of Social Sciences EHU which has been awarded funding as part of the Wellcome Trusts Humanities and Social Sciences Seed Grant Scheme