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Research Profile

Mrs Kim
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Senior Lecturer in Practice (Midwifery)

Faculty of Health, Education and Society

    • Registered Midwife since 2002 with the Nursing & Midwifery Council
    • Programme Lead BSc (Hons) Midwifery at the University of Northampton
    • Senior Lecturer (Midwifery)
    • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
    • Enhanced Diploma in Midwifery
    • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
    • Facilitating Learning for Professional Practice (Mentorship)
    • NMC Stage 4 Teacher Level 7 qualification
    • Studying towards MSc
    • Qualified Newborn Infant and Physical Examination Practitioner (NIPE)
  • Kim teaches on the BSc (Hons) Midwifery programme throughout all years and modules and is currently module leader for two level 4 modules (Academic and Practice).

    The academic module Professional Studies.  This module introduces and prepares students to professionalism within clinical practice in line with the NMC Code (2018).

    The Level 4 Practice Module ‘Introduction to Midwifery Practice’ encompasses the theory and the practical simulation behind those key foundation Midwifery clinical skills and Practice Based assessment.

    Kim Co-Leads on the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative agenda and the embedding of this within the Midwifery BSc (Hons) Curriculum at the University of Northampton.  The University achieved Baby Friendly Accredited status from UNICEF in 2016 & achieved Re-accreditation in 2019.  Kim & Mary Huntley produced and showcased a Poster detailing the process the University went through to achieve the Re-accreditation at the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Annual Conference in Glasgow in November 2019.

    Kim qualified as a Newborn Infant and Physical Examination Practitioner (NIPE) in 2017 and is Co-Leading on the development of both Level 6 and 7 Newborn examination Module development planned for implementation in 2021.

    Kim still enjoys working within clinical practice occasionally as a Bank Midwife at a Local Trust to maintain her competencies within clinical practice.