Fiona is Senior Lecturer in Midwifery and Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Midwifery. She trained in London as a nurse at King’s College Hospital, qualifying in 1982 and worked in London before moving to York to train as a midwife. Fiona qualified in 1985 and worked in Bristol for a year before moving to Auckland, New Zealand to work as a midwife for 18 months. Returning to London she worked as a community midwife in central London for 5 years before leaving to study full time, achieving a BA (Hons) History and Health Studies in 1998. She moved to Suffolk in 1999 to take up my first teaching post as a Lecturer in Midwifery at Suffolk College, where she completed her teaching certificate in 2002. Fiona became a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in 2007. Following 3 years of part time study she completed her MSc Public Health in 2009.
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Fiona has experience of teaching at undergraduate level across the midwifery curriculum. At graduate level, teaching experience has focussed on developments in practice and theoretical perspectives in midwifery practice. Currently, the focus of her teaching is focussed on normal aspects of the childbearing continuum and midwifery practice supporting these aspects, public health and how it impacts on childbearing women and wider society is another area of teaching and learning and I have taught on public health modules on other health related courses. Fiona enjoys collaborating with colleagues from other disciplines teaching and developing interprofessional learning and teaching opportunities across the School of Health and Sports Sciences.
Recently Fiona was involved in the development of new national midwifery practice assessment documentation and curriculum development within the School of Health and Sports Sciences and the University.
Fiona works closely with education and practice colleagues in partner NHS Trusts in the region.
Fiona is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.