Dr Margaret Fisher
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Dr Margaret Fisher

Associate Professor in Health Studies - Midwifery (Education)

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)

Biography

Biography

  • Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) Midwifery
  • Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation Lead
  • Midwifery Masters Lead
  • Deputy Chair Plymouth University Schwartz Rounds 

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 Practice - University of Plymouth, October 2004
  • PhD on the Basis of Prior Published Works in Nursing and Midwifery - University of Plymouth, January 2021

Professional membership

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

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Midwifery practice and professional issues, Practice assessment and placement support, Fetal wellbeing, Contemporary issues

Research

Research

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 
Lead of LME Grading of Practice project 

Lead of NMC Revalidation project

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)

Publications

Publications

Key publications

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 Open access
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 Open access
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 Open access
Fisher ML & Stanyer R (2018) 'Peer mentoring: Enhancing the transition from student to professional' Midwifery , DOI Open access
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 Open access
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 Open access
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 Open access
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 Open access
Fisher M & Moore S (2005) 'Enquiry-based learning links psychology theory to practice' British Journal of Midwifery 13, (3) 148-152 , DOI Open access
Fisher ML (1999) 'Reduced fetal movements: a research-based project' British Journal of Midwifery 7, (12) 733-737 , DOI Open access
Fisher ML (1999) 'Fetal activity and maternal monitoring methods' British Journal of Midwifery 7, (11) 705-709 , DOI Open access
Books
Cescutti-Butler L & Fisher M (2015) The Hands-on Guide to Midwifery Placements. John Wiley & Sons Open access
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 Open access
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 Open access
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 Open access
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 Open access
Conference Papers
Fisher M, Thoburn A, Arkinstall T & Proctor-Childs T (2009) 'A Blended Approach to Evidence Learning in Professional Practice' 114-120 Open access
Other Publications
Fisher M (2021) Engaging, enabling and embedding professionalism through scrutiny of practice in healthcare. Open access
Fisher ML, Whitworth M & Heazell A (2011) Green-top Guideline 57: Reduced Fetal Movements. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Publisher Site Open access
Personal

Personal

Conferences organised

1. 'Plymouth University Revalidation Conference', University of Plymouth, 20/4/2016 
2. 'Revalidation Seminar@Plymouth University', University of Plymouth, 7/6/2017  
3. 'Students Matter Conference: Excellence in support of students in health and social care professions', University of Plymouth, 17/4/2018