Ms Rachel Stanyer

Ms Rachel Stanyer

Lecturer in Midwifery

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


MSc Contemporary Healthcare

BSc (Hons) Nursing and Human Sciences
Diploma in Midwifery
Post Graduate Certificate in Adult Education and Training

I became a registered nurse in 1993 and a registered midwife in 1996 and worked clinically until joining Plymouth University as a Midwifery Lecturer in 2011. During my years in clinical practice I worked as a community midwife, a hospital midwife and in a midwife led unit as well as working as a Practice Development Midwife.

Professional membership


Teaching interests

Newborn examination, NIPE, midwifery skills

Research interests

Newborn Examination, Newborn and Infant Physical examination (NIPE) in particular its addition to the pre-registration curriculum.

Key publications are highlighted

Stanyer R & Hopper H 2019 'Is the incorporation of the newborn examination in the pre-registration curriculum acceptable in clinical practice? A qualitative study' Nurse Education in Practice 35, 117-123 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Fisher ML & Stanyer R 2018 'Peer mentoring: Enhancing the transition from student to professional' Midwifery , DOI PEARL