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Jacqui Williams

Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Practising midwife.

  • Professional credibility and breadth of knowledge of continuing professional development.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work effectively as a member of a team as well as independently.
  • Well-developed analytical skills and report writing.
  • Proactive lecturer supporting adult learners at a distance.

Experience /skills

  • Current experience as a practising midwife in a variety of settings.
  • Proven excellence as an educationalist with particular expertise in normal midwifery and distance education.
  • Ability to proactively support students with different learning needs, motivational, and expertise in pastoral care
  • Up to date knowledge of continuing professional development for health care professionals.
  • Ability to analyse, critique and respond to the current agenda and its application to the midwifery profession.
  • Ability to participate and function in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Computer literate with an interest in information technology and management and its application to open education resources.

Education

  • Professional and recordable midwifery teaching qualification.
  • MA in Distance Education.
  • Doctor of Health Science programme commenced September 2013.

Communication

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate at all levels.
  • Liaison and collaborative skills.
  • Accessible writing style.

Personal Qualities

  • Highly motivated.
  • Commitment, energy and drive.
  • Excellent time management.

Expertise Summary

1979 SRN

1981 SCM

1981 Nursing Officer Midwifery PMRAFNS

1985 Community Midwife British Forces Germany

1986 Community Midwife UK

1987 Advanced Diploma in Midwifery

1988 Midwifery Sister

1988 Post Graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults

1989 Midwife Teacher Grade 2

1993 Assistant Director of Midwifery Education

1994 Independent Midwife Teacher (Distance Learning)

1994 BSc (Hons) / Diploma in Applied Social Sciences

1995 Midwife Saudi Arabia

1996 Nursing Programme Director / Registrar - Distance Education Courses,

Saudi Arabia

1998 Part-time Midwifery Lecturer

1998 Professional Development Programme Co-ordinator

Royal College of Midwives Trust

  1. Associate Lecturer Open University

Bank Midwife, Peterborough NHS Trust

2001 Academic Director of Health Care Programmes and Continuing Education

(Ladies section), Saudi Arabia)

2003 Education & Training Consultant, The Open University

2004 Associate Lecturer, The Open University

2006 Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, De Montfort University, Leicester

2007 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2011 SCORE Fellow - The Open University/MORE Project Lead

2012 Commenced Professional Doctorate

Teaching Summary

Normal midwifery

Open and Distance Education

Open Education Resources

Recent Publications

  • 2017. Adding to the midwifery curriculum through internalisation and the promotion of global mobility British Journal of Midwifery. 25(3), 184-188
  • 2016. Navigating the Midwifery Undergraduate Programme: Is resilience the key? British Journal of Midwifery. 24(11), 2-10
  • 2016. Flipped learning: Are we throwing the baby out with the bath water? MIDIRS. December,
  • Flipped Learning and Midwifery Education - are we throwing the baby out with the bathwater?: Proceedings of the 1st Annual Higher education Flipped Learning conference Greeley Colorado Overmeyr, J. Yestness, N. (Eds).
  • 2017. Adding to the midwifery curriculum through internalisation and the promotion of global mobility British Journal of Midwifery. 25(3), 184-188
  • 2016. Navigating the Midwifery Undergraduate Programme: Is resilience the key? British Journal of Midwifery. 24(11), 2-10
  • 2016. Flipped learning: Are we throwing the baby out with the bath water? MIDIRS. December,
  • Flipped Learning and Midwifery Education - are we throwing the baby out with the bathwater?: Proceedings of the 1st Annual Higher education Flipped Learning conference Greeley Colorado Overmeyr, J. Yestness, N. (Eds).

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