1978 Enrolled Nurse
1981 Registered Nurse
1983 Registered Midwife
1987 Advanced Diploma in Midwifery – Swansea
1989 Certificate in Education (F.E.) – Cardiff
2001 MSc Reproduction and Health â€“ UWCM, Cardiff.
Main Teaching Areas
All aspects of midwifery and related sciences especially anatomy and physiology; Health promotion; Women’s health issues; Gynaecology; Reproductive and sexual health, including family planning; Neonatology; Infant nutrition especially breast feeding; Periconception health issues; Environmental factors relating to health and reproduction; Primary health care; Midwives and public health issues.
Teaching Involvement: B Midwifery (Hons); Maternity care course for student nurses undertaking B.Nursing / Foundation Degree Nursing and enrolled nurse conversion students; B.Nursing / Foundation Degree Nursing – life sciences; Family planning / Reproductive and sexual health; Women’s health issues; Return to practice course; Assorted modules within Diploma in Professional Practice; BSc. Professional Practice; Msc Reproduction and Health; Portfolio development and reflective practice; Mentorship workshops; Enquiry-based learning for student nurses and student midwives. Neonatal examination and behavioural assessment.
Administration Module Manager / Curriculum Planning Team Leader for: Level 3 modules: Normal Midwifery; Normal Midwifery and Related Sciences, Neonatal Examination and Behavioural Assessment for Midwives, Nurses and Health Visitors; Family Planning; Womens’ Health; Womens’ Sexual Health; Mens Health. Level 2 Modules: Normal Childbearning; Family Planning in clinical practice; Family planning Awareness; Sexual health; Periconception Health Issues. Level 1 Modules: Normal Midwifery; Return to Practice for Midwives
Curriculum planning team member for – B. Midwifery; Return to Practice Course; Foundation Degree / B. Nursing Common Foundation Programme; Enrolled Nurse Conversion Course; Common Core; Health Promotion; MSc Nurse Practitioner.
Member – Health and Safety Committee; Teaching and Learning Committee; Mitigating Circumstances Committee; Midwifery Question Setting Panel; Audits and Placements Group; Organiser of Midwifery Lecturer Bank. Supervisor for University of Glamorgan Lecturer Development Programme. Supervisor for new members of staff. Placements co-ordinator –Midwifery students and nursing students undertaking Maternity Care Course. Schools liaison with UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Education Standards Programme
Health Professions Wales Midwifery Research Training Fellowship 2002-2003.
Pontypridd and Rhondda Maternity Services Liaison Committee; External Examiner Midwifery University of the West of England; Pontypridd and Rhondda Breastfeeding forum; North Glamorgan Breastfeeding forum Former external examiner for Family Planning module, Swansea. Member – Royal College of Midwives; Member of Home Birth Reference Group; UNICEF BFI education standards programme member.
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