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Maria Pearson

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Maria is a registered midwife working clinically until 2012. Maria joined the University in 2008 and has worked as a full time teacher since 2013. Since registering as a midwife in 2002 Maria has worked in the acute setting rotating between the antenatal postnatal wards and delivering intrapartum care to women.

Her teaching expertise is in pre registration midwifery education and Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) Supporting learning and assessment in practice. Maria's teaching philosophy is to prepare student midwives for midwifery practice and assist them to achieve their full potential.

Expertise Summary

Expertise and module lead in the interprofessional mentor preparation modules

Module Leader - Mentor preparation module, School of Health Sciences MPR,SOM 70,73,74

  • Link teacher to all areas at Sherwood Forest Hospital
  • Acting Chair to the Practice Learning Team Sherwood Forest Hospital
  • Personal Tutor to Undergraduate Student midwives
  • Dissertation Supervisor
  • Facilitate Year One Undergraduate Foundations in midwifery module
  • Facilitate all medicines administration to undergraduate students
  • Facilitate/assess Clinical Skills
  • Member of the Extenuating Circumstances Committee
  • Member of the Library Committee
  • Facilitate and coordinate the Division's Annual Mentor Updates for midwives
  • Experienced Educational Auditor and named ratifier

Past Research


Bachelor of Science in Midwifery with Honours

Dissertation "Should second degree perineal tear/episiotomies be sutured? Which is the most suitable technique for perineal repair?

University of Nottingham


Master of Science in Midwifery-Merit

Dissertation "Father's influence on their partner's choice for place of birth"

School of Health Sciences

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