Research Profile

Mr John
Pendleton

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

  • 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.

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