Melanie is a Registered Midwife and holds the following qualifications:
- Post Graduate Certificate in Practice Education
- Diploma of Higher Education (Midwifery)
- Currently working towards an 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.
Melanie teaches on the BSc (Hons) Midwifery Programme using a wide range of learning, teaching and assessment strategies. She has a particular interest in resuscitation, simulation and high risk maternity care. In addition she supports the Paramedic teaching programme and maintains her Newborn Life Support (NLS) Instructor status through teaching on national courses.
As a Lecturer in Practice she also provides academic, clinical and pastoral support to students and mentors at one of our host sites; problem solving and supporting completion of practice based assessment documentation.
- Power, A. and Cole, M. (2017) Active blended learning for clinical skills acquisition: innovation to meet professional expectations. British Journal of Midwifery. 25(10), pp. 668-670. 0969-4900.