Mrs Margaret Fisher
Profiles

Mrs Margaret Fisher

Associate Professor in Health Studies - Midwifery (Education)

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

Role

  • Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) Midwifery
  • Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation Lead
  • Midwifery Masters Lead

Qualifications

  • RGN Dip(Hons) - South Africa, Dec 1985
  • RM - Exeter, May 1988
  • DPSM - Tor and South West College of Health, July 1996
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery - University of Plymouth, July 1999
  • PGDipHE (Midwife Teacher) - University of Plymouth, November 2000
  • MSc in Health Care and Educational Pratice - University of Plymouth, October 2004

Professional membership

  • Registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council (RGN, RM, Midwife Teacher)
  • Royal College of Midwives
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Teaching interests

Midwifery practice and professional issues, Practice assessment and placements, Mentorship, Fetal wellbeing, Contemporary issues

Research interests

Practice assessment
Revalidation

Mentorship
Fetal movements

Other research

Centre for Excellence in Professional Placement Learning (CEPPL) "Assessment of Practice" lead (2005-2010)
Co-developed RCOG Green-top guidelines: Reduced Fetal Movement (2011)
Lead of LME Grading of Practice project (current)

Lead of NMC Revalidation project (current)

Grants & contracts

Member of core CETL team successful bid for £4.5million HEFCE funding for Centre for Excellence in Professional Placement Learning (CEPPL) - January 2005 (5-year funding)

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Fisher M, Child J, Williamson G, Pearce S, Archer J, Smethurst Z-L, Wenman S & Griffith J 2019 'The ‘Reality of Revalidation in Practice’ (RRiP) project - Experiences of registrants and preparation of students in nursing and midwifery in the United Kingdom: A descriptive exploratory survey' Nurse Education Today , DOI PEARL
Way S, Fisher M & Chenery-Morris S 2019 'An evidence-based toolkit to support grading of pre-registration midwifery practice' British Journal of Midwifery 27, (4) 251-257 , DOI PEARL
Fisher ML, Bower H, Chenery-Morris S, Galloway F, Jackson J, Way S & Fisher M 2018 'National survey: Developing a common approach to grading of practice in pre-registration midwifery' Nurse Education in Practice 34, 150-160 , DOI PEARL
Fisher ML & Stanyer R 2018 'Peer mentoring: Enhancing the transition from student to professional' Midwifery , DOI PEARL
Fisher ML, Way S, Chenery-Morris S, Jackson J & Bower H 2017 'Core principles to reduce current variations that exist in grading of midwifery practice in the United Kingdom' Nurse Education in Practice , DOI PEARL
Fisher M, Bower H, Chenery-Morris S, Jackson J & Way S 2016 'A scoping study to explore the application and impact of grading practice in pre-registration midwifery programmes across the United Kingdom' Nurse Education in Practice 24, 99-105 , DOI PEARL
Fisher ML, Thoburn A, Arkinstall T & Proctor-Childs T 2009 'A Blended Approach to Evidence Learning in Professional Practice' Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on e-Learning PEARL
Fisher ML 2009 'How can midwifery sign-off mentors be supported in their role? An evidence-based discussion of the challenges facing clinicians, managers and academics' MIDIRS Midwifery Digest
Fisher M & Webb C 2008 'What do midwifery mentors need? Priorities and impact of experience and qualification' Learning in Health and Social Care 8, (1) 33-46 , DOI PEARL
Fisher M & Moore S 2005 'Enquiry-based learning links psychology theory to practice' British Journal of Midwifery 13, (3) 148-152 , DOI PEARL
Fisher ML 1999 'Reduced fetal movements: a research-based project' British Journal of Midwifery 7, (12) 733-737 , DOI PEARL
Fisher ML 1999 'Fetal activity and maternal monitoring methods' British Journal of Midwifery 7, (11) 705-709 , DOI PEARL
Books
Cescutti-Butler L & Fisher M 2015 The Hands-on Guide to Midwifery Placements. John Wiley & Sons PEARL
Chapters
Fisher ML 2015 'Assessment of practice' in Cescutti-Butler L; Fisher M The Hands-on Guide to Midwifery Placements Chichester Wiley Blackwell 50-76 Publisher Site PEARL
Fisher ML 2015 'High-risk midwifery placements' in Cescutti-Butler L; Fisher M The Hands-on Guide to Midwifery Placements Chichester Wiley Blackwell 103-131 Publisher Site PEARL
Fisher ML 2015 'Wider experiences' in Cescutti-Butler L; Fisher M The Hands-on Guide to Midwifery Placements Chichester Wiley Blackwell 151-173 Publisher Site PEARL
Fisher M, Proctor-Childs TG, Callaghan L, Stone A, Snell K & Craig L 2010 'Assessment of Professional Practice; perception and principles' in Wergers CE Nursing Students and Their Concerns Hauppauge, New York Nova Biomedical PEARL
Conference Papers
Fisher M, Thoburn A, Arkinstall T & Proctor-Childs T 2009 'A Blended Approach to Evidence Learning in Professional Practice' 114-120
Other Publications
Fisher ML, Whitworth M & Heazell A 2011 Green-top Guideline 57: Reduced Fetal Movements. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 0 0 Publisher Site PEARL