Melanie is a Registered Midwife and holds the following qualifications:
- Diploma of Higher Education (Midwifery)
- MSc in Advanced Professional Practice
She recently joined the University of Northampton Midwifery Team following 20 years of clinical practice within acute maternity services. During that time, she adopted a lead role for maternal and neonatal resuscitation training. She established, directed and taught on local and national courses while also providing support to clinicians through regular attendance at obstetric emergencies.
She led the adaptation and implementation of a local modified early obstetric warning system (MEOWS) which included guidance on sepsis and a nationally recognised communication tool. She also established a neonatal simulation training programme and facilitated debrief sessions following both simulated and actual clinical incidents.