School of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health

Student practicing CPR

Our School is proud to offer courses, taught by practitioners using the best available evidence-based practice research and literature.

We work closely with practice providers across Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire to ensure that our provision meets service needs and contributes to innovation so that service users receive the best possible consultations to make informed decisions regarding their care and treatments.

Our philosophy is to ensure that our students are well equipped for their careers so that they can support patients now and in the future as care, technology and practice evolves. Our learners benefit from the modern facilities in the Health and Wellbeing Building, and are taught by inspiring professionals, and individuals from within clinical practice. Our graduates have exceptional employability as our practice partners are keen to retain the talent they have supported in partnership with the University.

Group of nursing students
Midwifery students stimulating a caesarean
Students at a bedside in a stimulation ward

Staff Listing

Dr Sam Chenery-Morris

Sam brings a wealth of experience having been at the University since 2006.

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Dr Noreen Cushen-Brewster

Noreen is Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Exchange and has extensive experience in  senior leadership and management nursing roles.

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Jo Divers

Jo is Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and Student Experience and is a registered Midwife and Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.

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Fiona Judge

Fiona is Head of Midwifery. She trained in London as a nurse at King’s College Hospital, and worked in London before moving to York to train as a midwife.

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Gillian Heard

Gill is Lecturer in Adult Nursing and has worked in acute and chronic pain management.

Emma Pell

Emma is Head of Apprenticeships and Senior Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing.

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Mandi Syrett

Mandi is Head of Apprenticeships and Senior Lecturer in Health Apprenticeships.

Carolyn Benfield

Carolyn is Head of Placements and Health Partnerships and the role focuses on quality enhancement.

Laura Swinfen

Laura is School Manager, organising and managing the operational functions within the School alongside the management of the school administrative team.