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Research Profile

  • Victoria qualified as a midwife from Oxford Brookes University with First Class Honours in 2013. Following qualification, she worked clinically as a midwife, initially in the obstetric-led delivery suite at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford before moving to the Cotswold Birth Centre, a freestanding midwifery-led birth centre based in West Oxfordshire.

    Whilst working at the Cotswold Birth Centre, Victoria cared for women and their families across the childbirth continuum, providing antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care to families across West Oxfordshire. In practice Victoria’s main areas of interest are facilitating birth at home and in the midwifery-led birth centre, the use of the birthing pool for labour and birth and supporting women to make informed decisions around their care.

    Victoria joined the University of Northampton as a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery in April 2019. She works part-time and continues occasional work as a community midwife.

    Prior to becoming a midwife, Victoria completed a degree in Psychology (BSc Hons 1st Class) at the University of Sussex.

  • Victoria teaches across the BSc Midwifery Programme. She is a module leader for the year one module ‘Essentials of Midwifery’ which introduces student midwives to the anatomy and physiology underpinning childbirth and the core principles of safe and effective midwifery care.

    Victoria is an academic assessor working with students in practice at one of the trust practice partners.

    Victoria is also the midwifery representative for the Faculty Patient and Public Involvement Group, ensuring that the voices and experiences of service users are integrated into the midwifery curriculum.