Summary: Thesis Title: Expecting the Unexpected: To what extent does simulation help healthcare professionals prepare for rare, critical events during childbearing?
Location: Baines Wing 3.34
Teaching Commitments: BSc (Hons) Midwifery Pre-registration.
Angela worked as a clinical nurse in the field of cardiothoracic surgery before becoming a midwife. Working in both Dewsbury District Hospital and Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Angela's focus was in normalising childbirth and the promotion and support of best practice in relation to infant nutrition.
As an experienced midwife and supervisor of midwives Angela moved into higher education at the University of Leeds with a special interest in the development of practice that has a robust evidence base, delivered in an innovative, progressive manner in resource constrained contemporary practice.
Angela developed and executed a project aimed at implementing the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Education Standards within Pre-registration education programmes. The School was successfully awarded Baby Friendly status in December 2009 and re-accredited in December 2012.
Angela is focussed on juxtaposing theoretical and professional perspectives relating to professional clinical skills and simulation based training and education.