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SRN 1977(Neath General Hospital)
SCM 1980 (Neath General Hospital)
Diploma in Nursing 1981 (Part 1) (Swansea University)
Advanced Diploma Midwifery (1989) (Swansea University)
Diploma in Management Studies (1993)
Bachelor of Science (Midwifery) (1995)
Supervisor Midwives Cert (1997)
Post Graduate Certificate Education (FE) Cardiff University (1996)
Master of Science (Social Science Research Methodology) (2004) Distinction


I am the professional head of midwifery education at the University of Glamorgan. My special interests include:- Research methods. Women’s Issues. Normal midwifery. Intrapartum Care. Obstetric emergencies. Clinical effectiveness. Midwifery Supervision. Evidence based practice. Public health. I am a bard of the National Eisteddfod for Wales and the Isles of Great Britain for services to Midwifery. I am a Welsh speaker and support students in pastoral and supportive education in the medium of Welsh.


1979 1980 Staff Nurse
1980 – 1981 Student Midwife
1980 -1984 Staff Midwife (Neath General Hospital)
1984 – 2007 Midwifery Manager (Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust) P/T
Current: Supervisor Midwives
1995 – Senior Lecturer P/T. Full time Senior Lecturer from 2008
2007 – Project Manager (Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust) To write and implement a curriculum for Maternity Care Assistants
2008- 2012 Senior Lecturer (Midwifery) University of Glamorgan
2012 – current Professional Head of Midwifery Education. University of Glamorgan.


Module manager for MSc (Midwifery)
Module manager for Midwifery Supervision Qualification (All Wales)
Module manager for Midwifery Practitioner
Facilitator of Normality Workshops (Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust)
B Mid (Hons) Teaching. MSc Teaching
Welsh Language Representative for University of Glamorgan
Link lecturer for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust
Lead lecturer on the development of a case conference academy for child protection issues


Davies J W (2002) Do student midwives practice midwifery as they are taught in the classroom? Newyddion. Welsh National Board Research Edition
Davies J.W (2006) A matter of influence. RCM Midwives. Oct, 9 (10) 392-4

Davies J.W (2008) November ‘Guilty as Charged’. Midwifery Matters

Davies J. W, Davies N.W (2009) One size does not fit all in evidence base practice. (Submitted to the British Journal Midwifery)

Davies J W (2009) ‘Giving birth to a maternity care assistant’ Practicing Midwife (12) No8 20-22

Davies J W (2009) ‘The Glamorgan Gauge’ au audit tool for the contact supervisor of midwives. November 718-721
Davies J.W. Patterson M (2011) Welsh Caps for Glamorgan Students. Practicing Midwife

Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust (2003) Obstetric Emergencies
Royal College of Midwives (2005) The theory practice gap
Welsh Assembly Government Conference. (2006). Hospital Midwives and Normal Birth
Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference (2006) Evidence based practice
Royal College of Midwives (2007) Plenary Speaker ‘The court room scenario’
Midlands Local Supervising Authority (Supervisors Conference) The guardians of Normal Birth
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust (2008) (Synergy conference) Giving birth to a maternity care assistant
University of Glamorgan Mentorship Conference (2009) Case conference Academy
Maternity Care Assistant Conference (2009) Gwent Trust: Giving birth to an MCA.
Royal College Midwifery Conference (2009) Case Conference Academy
Breastfeeding in the 21st century BBC Wales (September 2009)
Fathers in the birthplace. BBC Wales (October 2009)
Local Supervising Authority Wales Conference Wrexham (2010) Academic Requirements for Supervised Practice
Local Supervising Authority National Conference 2010 (Nottingham) The development and the implementation of the Glamorgan Gauge
Local Supervising Authority Wales Conference Cardiff (2011) ‘Handbags and Kitbags’
Radio Cymru Exercise and body image March (2011)
Radio Cymru. Stillbirth rates in the UK. April (2011)
Radio Cymru Music and childbirth May (2011)
Radio Wales. Obesity and childbirth (2011)
Radio Wales Modernisation of the NHS; A midwife’s perspective January 2012
International Conference Midwives South Africa ‘Child protection’ (2011)
2012) Royal College Midwives Conference. Who does what by whom and when.


Member of Royal College Midwives
Member of WAML
Supervisor of Midwives
Post registration educational development.
Home birth reference group member
Normal Birth Consultant for NCT
Royal College Midwives Consultant for Normal Birth Campaign
Module manager for the All Wales Supervisor of Midwives Qualification
Local Supervising Authority Wales Educational link.



An examination of normal birth in Tepee Valley
The development of a competence tool for contact supervisor of midwives
Cross cultural working in Botswana
The development of an interactive DVD ‘Case Conference Academy’
Multidisciplinary working: The MDT: Welsh Government;
The development of an interactive DVD ‘Breaking Bad News’
The development of an interactive DVD ‘Breaking Bad News’ in the Welsh language
The development of a medicine tool kit


External examiner in Midwifery Brighton University 2004.
Radio Cymru Current Affairs Programmes
S4C Current Affair Programmes
Head of Midwifery education representative on the HOMED (Wales) group


Welsh National Board Research Fellowship (2003)
Royal College of Midwives Award Winner (2006) Putting Evidence into Practice.
Accession to the Bardic Circle (2008) Honored by the National Eisteddfod of Wales and the Isles of Britain for Services to Midwifery and the Welsh Language.
Royal College of Midwives (2009) Education Award (Case Conference Academy)

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