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Research Profile

  • Alison is an Associate Professor in Learning and Teaching and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).  She is an Academic Integrity Officer for the Faculty and has recently joined UON’s C@N-DO Review Panel.  

    She is a Board Member of the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE), a UK-based charity which promotes and develops interprofessional education (IPE), research, learning and practice nationally and globally.  She also co-leads its IPE Experience Research Subgroup.  She is an Editorial Board Member of the British Journal of Midwifery; a member of the International Network for Health Workforce Education (INHWE) and an Associate Member of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT).

    She has Teacher Status on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register and has a particular interest in Interprofessional Education (IPE).  As Faculty Lead for IPE she co-ordinates the IPE ‘collaborative curriculum’ for 16 health, education and social care programmes.  She champions the judicious use of technology in learning and teaching and has presented internationally on the University’s Active Blended Learning (ABL) pedagogical approach.

  • Module Leader:

    • MID3026 Becoming a Midwife (level 6)
    • MID1028 Scholarly Practice in Midwifery (level 4)

    Teaching on:

    • BSc (Hons) Midwifery 3-year full time programme
    • Dissertation Supervision MSc Professional Project
    • Academic Assessor
  • Second year Health and Social Care students’ experiences of Interprofessional Education (IPE) in the university setting (2020)

    • To explore the experiences of current second year students (level 5) to elicit their opinions of their IPE learning in the university setting to date within their subject group
    • To identify perceived gaps in knowledge and understanding which would benefit from engaging with a Faculty-wide bespoke learning package in their final year (level 6) as they prepare for qualification and beyond

    An Audit and Evaluation of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for e-learning (2013)

    • To audit and evaluate the effectiveness of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in meeting the Northampton Integrated Learning Environment (NILE) Module Minimum Standards
    • To evaluate the experience of student midwives in engaging with a VLE as part of an e-module

    Student Midwives’ experiences of Simulated Learning (2013)

    • To explore student midwives’ experiences of simulated learning in relation to the management of obstetric emergencies.
    • To explore whether student midwives feel their experience of simulated learning is effective preparation for managing obstetric emergencies at the point of registration as a member of the multi-professional team
  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Alison Power’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.