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Dr Sam Chenery-Morris

Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and Student Experience

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Dr Sam Chenery-Morris

T: 01473 338644

Office: Academic Office, 2nd Floor, Waterfront Building 

Head of Nursing and Midwifery
Lead Midwife for Education
Associate Professor
Course Leader BSc (Hons) Midwifery (shortened)

Career Overview

Sam is the Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and Student Experience in the School of Health and Sports Sciences and Head of Nursing and Midwifery.

She trained as a Registered Sick Children's and Registered General Nurse from 1988-1992 at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool before completing her Diploma in Higher Education in Midwifery at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in 1995 and BSc (Hons) in Midwifery Practice in 2000 while working at James Paget Hospital.

She joined the university in 2006 as a Midwifery Lecturer, progression to Senior Lecturer in 2012 and Associate Professor in 2015. She completing her MA and PhD in 2010 and 2017 respectively researching student’s learning and assessment in clinical practice.

Sam has worked as an External Examiner at three universities, is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is the Academic Midwife for the NICE Antenatal Care Clinical Guideline Committee.

Recent Publications:

Fisher, M., Bower, H., Chenery-Morris, S., Galloway, F., Jackson, J., Way, S., 2019. Practice Assessment Toolkit. National ‘Grading of Practice in Pre-registration Midwifery’ Project. [Online]

Way, S., Fisher, M. and Chenery-Morris, S., (2019). An evidence-based toolkit to support grading of pre-registration midwifery practice. British Journal of Midwifery, 27, 4, 251-257

Fisher, M., Bower, H., Chenery-Morris, S., Galloway, F., Jackson, J., Way, S., Fisher, M.M., 2019. National Survey: Developing a Common Approach to Grading of Practice in Pre-registration Midwifery. Nurse Education in Practice, 34 (January), p150-160

Fisher, M., Way, S., Chenery-Morris, S., Jackson, J. and Bower, H., 2017b. Core principles to reduce current variations that exist in grading of Midwifery practice in the United Kingdom. Nurse Education in Practice. 3 (March), p54-60 

Fisher, M., Bower, H., Chenery-Morris, S., Jackson, J., Way., 2017a. A scoping study to explore the application and impact of grading practice in pre-registration Midwifery programmes across the United Kingdom. Nurse Education in Practice, 24, p99-105  

The Understanding Research Series comprises of 11 articles to be published bi-monthly until 2021 in The Practising Midwife.

Chenery-Morris, S., and Baker, B (2019) Understanding Research Series: 1 Philosophy in Midwifery, The Practising Midwife, 22, 6, 26-30

Chenery-Morris, S., and Baker, B (2019) Understanding Research Series: 2 Theoretical and Conceptual Frameworks and their application to midwifery knowledge and research, The Practising Midwife, 24, 6, 26-29

Chenery-Morris, S., and Baker, B (in press) Understanding Research Series: 3 Quantitative and Qualitative paradigms, principles and sampling. The Practising Midwife

Books and Book Chapters:

Forrest, E (ed) (2019) Midwifery at a Glance, Wiley and Sons Ltd.

Gribben, M., McLellen, S., McGirr, D and Chenery-Morris, S (2017) How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course, Sage Publications Ltd, London

Chenery-Morris, S, Passmore, H and Muscat, H (2015) Contexts of Midwifery, Learning Matters, Sage, London

Chenery-Morris, S and McLean, M (2013) Normal Midwifery Practice, Learning Matters, Exeter

Passmore, H and Chenery-Morris, S (2013) New Beginnings in Taylor, J, Bond, E and Woods M, Eds. Early Childhood Studies, 3rd edition, Hodder Arnold, London

Chenery-Morris, S and Theodosius, C (2011) Case Study: Lecturer-Student Perspective of Virtual Learning Environment in Cashin, A. and R. Cook, Eds. (2011). Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing Informatics-Concepts and Applications, IGI Publishing

Goodchild, T. and S. Chenery-Morris, (2011) Educational Podcasts at University Campus Suffolk, In Wan N (Ed) Mobile Technologies and Handheld Devices for Ubiquitous Learning: Research and Pedagogy, IGI Publishing, Australia

Chenery-Morris, S and Lynch A (2010) Reproductive System, chapter 16 in Coyne, I, Timmins, F and Neill F Eds. (2010) Clinical Skills in Children’s Nursing, Oxford University Press, Oxford