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Mr. John Pendleton

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Midwifery
  • Department: Midwifery

General information

John Pendleton’s varied career is linked by the common commitment to developing enhanced communication skills. He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 1995 with a Joint Honours degree in Modern Languages before joining the BBC working in network factual television production.

John’s roles at the BBC included researcher, assistant producer, producer and director on a wide variety of productions for BBC One, Two, Three and Four including co-productions with the Open University. The majority of his work was on long-form documentaries working closely with charities, commercial companies and government agencies to educate the public about their work. Credits include:

  • The day they disappeared (1x 60’, BBC1) examining the issue of people who go missing in unexplained circumstances
  • Separated at birth (3 x 60’, BBC1) following adults affected by adoption
  • Family Ties (1 x 30’, BBC4) following personal journeys in to family history

John studied midwifery at the University of Northampton graduating with a First class degree. He initially worked on a high-risk consultant-led unit before spending the majority of his clinical career as a Community Midwife. In 2014 he joined the University of Northampton as a lecturer in Midwifery. He is currently completing his MSc in Practice Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


John delivers sessions across all modules in the Midwifery undergraduate curriculum including:

  • Essentials of midwifery
  • Public health & the midwife
  • Maternal & neonatal health complications
  • Advanced research studies in midwifery
  • Preparation for professional practice
  • High dependency midwifery practice

He also teaches Paramedic Science students.


John is conducting original research as part of his MSc dissertation. He is exploring the role of student midwives in assessing applicants to pre-registration midwifery programmes.

John is also interested in transcultural issues having recently completed a literature review looking at the experiences of BME nurses and midwives as well as publishing a narrative review on the experiences of pregnant Polish women accessing care in the UK.


Jump to: 2017 | 2015


  1. Pendleton, J. (2017) The experiences of black and minority ethnic nurses working in the UK. British Journal of Nursing. 26(1), pp. 37-42. 0966-0461.
  2. Pendleton, J. and Clews, C. (2017) Transforming lives: student midwives selecting the next generation. Poster presented to: Royal College of Nursing Education Conference, Cardiff, UK, 21-22 March 2017.


  1. Pendleton, J. (2015) Why won't Polish women birth at home? The Practising Midwife. 18(8), pp. 34-36. 1461-3123.
  2. Pendleton, J. (2015) ‘What's it like being a male midwife?’. British Journal of Midwifery. 23(7), pp. 466-468. 0969-4900.
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