Dr Alison JAMES
Associate Professor in Midwifery (Education)
School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)
I am an Associate Professor in Midwifery (Education) with the School of Nursing and Midwifery. I am a link lecturer for the Cornwall Maternity Services. I qualified as a midwife in 1992 and worked full time in a large Acute Trust for six years. I then worked full time as a midwifery sister / senior midwife mainly on the Delivery Suite, but also undertaking risk and ward management roles between 1998 and 2005 before joining the University in April 2005.
1995 Diploma in Professional Studies Midwifery
1996 BSc (Hons) Midwifery (First Class)
1999 MSc in Health Care (Professional Education)
2001 ENB 920 Principles of Adult Intensive Care Nursing
2006 Post Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Care Education
2017 PhD (Plymouth University)
I am particularly interested in intrapartum, complex and maternal critical care. My PhD was titled 'High Dependency Care provision in Obstetric Units remote from Tertiary Referral Centres and factors influencing care escalation. A mixed methods study.
Lecturer / Practice Educator (Nursing and Midwifery Council registered since 29/06/2007)
Member of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (achieved via Plymouth University Teaching Development Framework) 2014 (ref PR077562)
Roles on external bodies
External Examiner for DeMontfort University for BSc (Hons) Pre-registration midwifery Curriculum 2016 -2021
Extremal Examiner for Liverpool John Moores University for Pre-registration midwifery and post-registration modules 2021 onwards
I am particularly interested in intrapartum / high risk / complex midwifery care, clinical skills and research methodology. I have led and taught on a wide and varied range of modules across the undergraduate curriculum since commenicng work at the University in 2005.
Staff serving as external examiners
I am an External Examiner at De Montfort University (Leicester) 2016-2020.
My PhD focused on maternal critical care and is titled "High Dependency care provision in obstetric units remote from tertiary referral centres and factors influencing care escalation: a mixed methods study".
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