Ms Marcia Edwards

Head of Midwifery

Email address: marcia@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 518860 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Midwifery

About

I have been a midwife for nearly forty years and practised as an educationalist since 1990.  My experience has been wide and varied.  I am currently the Subject Leader for the Midwifery programmes and hold a national role as the Lead Midwife for Education for the University.  I maintain close links with the trust clinical areas and am a team member of the Supervisors of Midwives based at the Maternity Unit at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton.

My interests are in intrapartum care, maternal health after childbirth, global and international perspectives in midwifery and the equality of opportunity.  The latter loosely underpins my doctoral work which I am aiming to complete early in 2019.

Membership of professional bodies

Royal College of Midwives

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Qualifications

MA (Policy Organisation & Change in Professional Care) - 1999

Certificate in Education (FE) - 1990

Publications

Contributor to ‘Care of the Newborn by Ten Teachers’ ie Chapter 14 – Cultural and Religious Aspects of Neonatal Care, 2010.

Previous professional experience

Head of Midwifery, University of Wolverhampton - 1990 to Present

Birmingham Women's Hospital - 1982 to 1990

Coventry Maternity Hospital - 1980 to 1982

Warneford Hospital, Leamington Spa - 1978 to 1979

East Birmingham Hospital - 1975 to 1978

Further information

Chair of School Governors – Berrybrook Primary School, Underhill Lane, Wolverhampton

Director/Trustee  – Perry Hall Multi-Academy Trust