Ms Andrea-Lorien Stebbings

Ms Andrea-Lorien Stebbings

Lecturer in Midwifery

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)


  • Midwifery Lecturer (Education) School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)
  • PDT Academic Lead Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
  • Link Lecturer - Northern Devon Healthcare Trust - Maternity (Acute and Community)
  • Module Lead MID 327 Professional Practice in Midwifery
  • Module Lead APP741 A-EQUIP (Advocacy and Education for Quality Improvement in Practice)
  • Module Lead HEAD306 Family Planning and Women's Health in Primary Care
  • Academic Assessor 


2015 Plymouth University PG Certificate in Contemporary Healthcare (Education)
2014 Expert witness Certificate - Cardiff University and Bond Solon
2011 Recordable Teacher - Nursing and Midwifery Council
2005 Masters in Arts Midwifery Practice - Thames Valley University
1999 Instructor Advance Life Support in Obstetrics
1999 Supervisor of Midwives University West of England
1999 Management Certificate NEBS
1998 Baby Massage Teacher Training Active Birth Centre
1996 BSc (hons) Midwifery
1993 Registered Nurse NSW Australia
1992 Registered General Nurse Kingston College

Professional membership

Royal College of Midwives
Royal College of Nursing
Association for Improvement in Maternity Services
Association of Radical Midwives
Baby Milk Action

Roles on external bodies

2019- present
Midwifery Forum Committee Member - Royal College of Nursing

2009 - 2017
Registrant Panellist Fitness to Practise - Nursing and Midwifery Council

2010 - present

Expert witness (Midwifery)
Defence and Claimant cases


Advisory Faculty ALSO (UK) - Advanced Life Support Obstetrics

1999- 2017

Supervisor of Midwives - South West Local Supervising Authority

Teaching interests

Interprofessional communication

Maternity emergency management (skills and human factors)
Professional regulation
Sustainablility in workforce development
Midwifery Practice
Impact of scrutiny on the professions
Midwifery Developer and Link Physician Associate Programme
Midwifery Developer and Link Medlaw (interdisciplinary learning project)

Research interests

Master's Supervision

  • MSc Contemporary Healthcare (Education): “An exploration of Assistant Practitioner’s (Nursing) experiences of joining an undergraduate nursing degree programme.” due to complete 2019
  • MSc Advanced Professional Practice: "Introducing a Safeguarding Domestic Abuse Screening Tool In The Emergency Department" due to complete 2019

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

MSc Supervision completed 2018 Perceptions of GP's

Reports & invited lectures

2019 -  South West Regional Student Leadership Conference invited plenary session

Other academic activities

Peninsula Professional Midwifery Advocates (PMA) networking events developer and supporter since 2018

Additional information

Twitter lead @UOPMAS: University of Plymouth Midwives, Alumni and Students

Twitter lead @Peninsuar PMA's