Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Maria is a registered midwife working clinically until 2012.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. Maria joined the University in 2008 and has worked as a full time teaching associate since 2013 and as an Assistant Professor since 2016.
Maria has been the Admissions Lead for midwifery from 2017 until September 2020. Maria leads on the Compassionate and Professional midwife course. Together with teaching and assessing on year two and three of the midwifery course. Maria's teaching philosophy is derived from personal and professional beliefs that midwifery education for future midwives is central to the care of women accessing the maternity services.
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My teaching is centered on my evolving practice developed through eighteen years as a midwife and educator. I aim to enhance and transform the student learning experience with the belief that… read more
Maria commenced the Professional Education Doctorate (EdD) in October 2015 with the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. Maria's research interest pertains to educating student midwives about compassion. Maria hopes to submit the thesis in December 2020
My teaching is centered on my evolving practice developed through eighteen years as a midwife and educator. I aim to enhance and transform the student learning experience with the belief that midwifery learning is recursive. Learning starts with the students' varied experiences they bring with them onto the course. Each course within the BSc (Hons) Midwifery aims to prepare students for professional practice and build their confidence to lead, change and make their individual contribution to the midwifery profession. Midwifery learning should be active and premised on authentic midwifery scenarios. Clinical practice enhances and consolidates students' learning.
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"
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Nottingham, NG7 2HA
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