Ms Rachel Stanyer

Ms Rachel Stanyer

Lecturer in Midwifery

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)


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

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 Open access
Fisher ML & Stanyer R 2018 'Peer mentoring: Enhancing the transition from student to professional' Midwifery , DOI Open access