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Dr Sam Chenery-Morris

Head of Subject: Nursing and Midwifery

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Dr Sam Chenery-Morris

T: 01473 338644

Office: Academic Office, 2nd Floor, Waterfront Building 

Lead Midwife for Education
Associate Professor and Course Leader BSc. (Hons) Midwifery (shortened)

Sam 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. She worked as a midwife in all areas of practice at James Paget Hospital. She completed her BSc (Hons) in Midwifery Practice in 2000.

Teaching and Other Responsibilities

Sam joined the University of Suffolk (formerly University Campus Suffolk and before that Suffolk College) in 2006 as a midwifery lecturer. She became a Senior Lecturer in 2012, Course Leader for the shortened midwifery programme in 2014 and Associate Professor in 2015. She is currently Head of Subject for Nursing and Midwifery, Lead Midwife for Education and Revalidation Lead.

She teaches midwifery on the pre-registration courses (three-year and shortened programmes). Leading the following modules: Level 4 Foundations of Midwifery Practice 2, Level 5 Promoting Normal Midwifery and Level 6 Evidence Based Dissertation in Midwifery. She has also taught and led modules on the MA Healthcare Education.

As a link lecturer, Sam visits and supports staff and students in practice at the West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust and The Ipswich Hospital Trust. She is an External Examiner at Nottingham University for the MSc Midwifery.

Research Interests and Publications

Sam completed an MA Interprofessional Healthcare Education in 2010, using discourse analysis to examine an NMC policy document and her PhD at UEA in 2017: Grading student midwives’ practice: a case study exploring relationships, identities and authority.

Sam has presented at local, national and international conferences, co-authored and written chapters in edited books and articles in midwifery journals.

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

Fisher, M., Bower, H., Chenery-Morris, S., Jackson, J. and Way, S., (2017) 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: 99-105.

Fisher, M., Way, S., Chenery-Morris, S., Jackson, J. and Bower, H., (2017) Core principles to reduce current variations that exist in grading of midwifery practice in the United Kingdom. Nurse Education in Practice, 23: 54-60.

Chenery-Morris S. (2015) The importance of continuity of mentorship in pre-registration midwifery education. Evidence Based Midwifery 13(2): 47-53

Chenery-Morris (2014) Exploring students and mentors’ experiences of grading midwifery practice, Evidence Based Midwifery 12 (3):101-106

Chenery-Morris, S (2014) Presenting qualitative data through the co-construction of a model, The Practising Midwife, 17 (8) 27-29

Chenery-Morris, S. and H. Passmore (2014) Exploring the value of the tripartite assessment. Nurse Education in Practice 14 (1); 92-97

Chenery-Morris, S (2012) The students’ perspective of evaluating grading midwifery practice; a World Café model. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 22(2): 153-158

Chenery-Morris, S and H. Passmore (2012) Grading pre-registration midwifery education; a concept analysis, Evidence Based Midwifery 10(2):57-63

Chenery-Morris, S. (2010) Grading midwifery practice; a discourse analysis. Evidence Based Midwifery 8(4): 122-127.

Selected Book and Chapter Contributions

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

Gibbens, M, McLellan, S, McGirr, D, Chenery-Morris, S (2017) How to Survive your Nursing or Midwifery Course: A Toolkit for Success, Sage, 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

Selected Conference Presentations

Bower, H., S. Chenery-Morris, et al. (2014). Lead Midwife for Education (LME) UK Executive 'Grading of Practice for Pre-registration Midwifery Education. ICM 30th Triennial Congress Prague, Czech Republic.

Chenery-Morris S (2014) How grading student midwifery practice influences and affects student and sign-off midwifery mentor relationships? ICM 30th Triennial Congress. Prague, Czech Republic.

Chenery-Morris S (2013) Observations of working in an alongside MLBU: the lecturer s view, 6th Annual Birth Conference, University of Worcester, July 11th2013

Chenery-Morris, S. (2012) World cafe to evaluate student experiences of grading practice - poster presentation. RCN Education Forum and Exhibition, 23-24 February 2012, The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

Chenery-Morris, S. (2010) Grading midwifery practice: a discourse analysis. The First Global Conference of the Doctoral Midwifery Research Society, 1-3 September 2010, University of Ulster, Jordanstown Campus, Northern Ireland