Rachel Woodcock

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

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School of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health

Rachel is a practising midwife at a maternity unit in Norfolk as well as being a part time lecturer with the midwifery team at the University of Suffolk. Rachel began her career as a rotational midwife in south west London before working primarily in the midwifery led birthing unit and clinical research in a central London hospital, with a research focus on pre-eclampsia and pregnancy hypertensive disorders.

Rachel currently teaches on year two modules in the undergraduate midwifery course, focusing on normal midwifery and deviations from the norm. Rachel has previous experience delivering emergency management seminars in Monrovia, Liberia, and normal birth seminars to Kings College medical students.

Rachel completed her master’s degree in advanced midwifery practice, conducting primary qualitative research on ‘Obstetric trainees’ knowledge, views and opinions on physiological birth: an exploratory study’, the results of which were published at the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society in Edinburgh in 2018.

Rachel is a registered midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and a member of the Royal College of Midwives.