I am a registered Italian midwife since 2008 with experience in clinical practice, research and teaching. I worked as a community midwife in Italy until December 2011, when I received an European Research Excellence Scholarship to do a full time PhD at The University of Nottingham (School of Health Sciences), completed in December 2015. I currently work as Teaching Associate and Deputy Lead for Global Reach in the Division of Midwifery at The University of Nottingham.
Teaching Associate (The University of Nottingham, UK) - current position
Lecturer (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Supervisor of MSc Students (University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Research assistant (The University of Nottingham, UK - University of Milano Bicocca, Italy)
Community Midwife (Italy)
I have experience in teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, especially in the main areas of research and community midwifery care.
My doctoral research aimed at exploring and explaining childbearing women's expectations and experiences of a good midwife in the context of different planned places of birth in England, using a… read more
BORRELLI S., WALSH D. and SPIBY H., 2018. ‘You’re only in early labour, you’re not in active labour yet: midwives’ negative language and behaviour and the meaning women make of it. The Practising Midwife. 25-29
WILLIAMS, JACQUI, HULME, GEMMA and BORRELLI S., 2017. Adding to the midwifery curriculum through internationalisation and promotion of global mobility British Journal of Midwifery. 25(3), 184-188
My doctoral research aimed at exploring and explaining childbearing women's expectations and experiences of a good midwife in the context of different planned places of birth in England, using a Grounded Theory methodology. Other research include the topics of early pushing urge; early labour; student midwives' experiences of clinical placements; Italian midwives working in England; rupture of membranes. I am willing to further develop previous and current research. In terms of international research collaborations, I am member of the European research group of COST Action 'Building Intrapartum Research Through Health' and collaborate with the University of Milano Bicocca research team.