Staff Profile

  • Melanie is a Registered Midwife and holds the following qualifications:

    • Diploma of Higher Education (Midwifery)
    • MSc in Advanced Professional Practice.

    She 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 an interest in using video technology to create innovative active blended learning units to support acquisition of skills where there are additional care needs within maternity care.

    Melanie leads an existing Year 3 Practice Module and a Year 2 module ‘The Compromised Newborn’.  She will lead on a Year 2 case study module within the 2021 midwifery curriculum.

    Melanie leads on a postgraduate module to achieve the professional qualification ‘The Examination of the Newborn’

    Melanie maintains her UK Resuscitation Council Newborn Life Support (NLS) Instructor status through teaching on national courses.  

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Melanie Cole’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.