Ms Emma Whapples

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518845 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Midwifery


A senior lecturer in midwifery and practising midwife. Currently teaching and assessing all aspects of midwifery care, in particular subjects pertinent to contemporary clinical practice. I am module leader for first year Essential Clinical Skills in Midwifery, second year Developing Intrapartum Care and Public Health and the Practising Midwife modules and course leader for the Return to Midwifery Practice course. I was nominated in the Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Course Team 2013 and for the Student’s Union Inspirational Lecturer award in 2014. I am also link tutor at Sandwell and West Birmingham Foundation Trust and personal tutor. I regularly practise as a midwife clinically on the Delivery Suite and the Midwife Led Unit at two local Trusts.

Membership of professional bodies

Registered Midwife

Register Entry:   Registered Teacher

Royal College of Midwives


MSc Health and Social care 2014

PGCE (QTLS) 2009

BSc(Hons) Midwifery 1998




Article publication- British Journal of Midwifery 2014 (dissertation research)

Currently have co-written an article which has been accepted and awaiting publication date for The Practising Midwife (domestic violence).

Recently commissioned to co-Author a midwifery skills text book publication with M&K publishers due to be published Autumn 2016


Conference Presentations

Mini conference/ research presentation to students undertaking dissertation module.


Previous professional experience

Full time Senior Midwifery Lecturer - November 2012 to Present.

Heart of England Foundation Trust, Good Hope Site/ Senior Midwife/ Delivery Suite Co-ordinator - November 2001 to November 2012.

Part time Senior Midwifery Lecturer - March 2010 to October 2012.

Visiting Lecturer - September 2008 to September 2009.

Teacher - September 1999 to January 2000.

Registered Midwife - September 1998 to Present.

Clinical Midwife - September 1998 to Present.