Department of Midwifery and Child Health
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A pioneer of midwifery studies, we have created a new
department that brings together two well-established and closely
aligned fields of study to improve academic support, enhance our
international reputation and achieve a healthier future for
Here our expert team of midwifery and child health nursing
professionals use their wide-ranging professional and academic
expertise to build upon solid foundations and take innovation,
enterprise and teaching to a new level of excellence.
Within the Department we foster a culture of collaboration and
interdisciplinary scholarly activity. We also greatly value the
integration of high-quality research, education, enterprise and
professional practice to improve the health of women, babies,
children and families.
The Department is also a focal point for offering a variety of
learning experiences from pre-registration midwifery and child
nursing programmes to CPD and professional programmes. This
includes postgraduate study, including postgraduate research.
We are proud of our enthusiastic research community, which is
led by our professoriate through three Faculty Research Development
Groups (RDGs). The groups are:
The MARSH Group is led by a Professor of Midwifery and a
Professor of Sexual & Reproductive Health; it links most
closely with the Department of Midwifery and Child Health with some
Departments are the base for the development of our academic
themes which include maternal & sexual health, midwifery,
neonates and child health. These enable linkages to be built
between education and research across Departments and RDGs.
Beyond our campus we have excellent practice links with the NHS,
social enterprises and voluntary sectors with a number of our
colleagues maintaining their clinical expertise through part-time
practice roles to develop the application of our academic work.
The Head of Department will play a key role in the development
of this new initiative to develop an academic department of
midwifery and child health, integrating educational development
with research and professional practice.
All the foundations are in place to inspire a new era of
innovation in midwifery and child health education and