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Kerry Pollard

Kerry Pollard

Lecturer in Midwifery

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB221

+44 (0) 1772 89 5486

Kapollard1@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Health, Midwifery

I have worked as a Lecturer in Midwifery since April 2015. I have a BSC Hons degree in Adult Nursing with a clinical background working in the Emergency department and Urgent care centres. I also have a BSC Hons degree in Midwifery and my previous clinical role was as the Preceptorship support Midwife.  My areas of expertise are the promotion of normality within the complex labour and birth environment and also the training and support of newly qualified Midwives.

I am now the admissions tutor for the short course BSc Midwifery degree programme for registered nurses as well as deputy short course leader.  I lead the first year cohort and also the first year modules on this shortened course as well as teaching on the BSc Hons Midwifery long course.  I have a multi professional teaching role as I also teach on the Nursing, paramedic and sexual health programmes.

Additionally, I am also the international placement lead for the midwifery programme.  Here I help to arrange a variety of clinical placements for student midwives around the world in places such as Peru, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Uganda.

I have a specialist interest in the prevention perinatal morbidity and mortality. 

Full Profile

  • BSC Hons Nursing Adult, University of Central Lancashire (2008)
  • BSC Hons Midwifery University of Central Lancashire (2011)
  • Midwife Mentor (2013)
  • I am working towards a MSC degree in Midwifery at UCLan
  • I am also working towards my PG Cert Ed  at UCLan
  • International and elective placement lead in midwifery

Membership of professional and learned bodies:

  • NMC Nursing Adult
  • NMC Midwifery

 

Publications

The Practising Midwife Basics Series on Preceptorship

The Practising Midwife online learning material

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

  • Lecturer in Midwifery.
  • Deputy course leader, year one lead and module leader for the short course BSC Midwifery programme. 
  • Admissions tutor for the short course midwifery for registered nurses programme
  • Support the paramedic team teaching the management of obstetric emergencies 

External Affiliations and Roles

  • British Journal of Midwifery Peer reviewer
  • The Practising Midwife Journal Board Member

Conferences

Presentation of a symposium on Case based learning in midwifery Education at the Royal College of Midwives European Midwives Education Conference in December 2017

Projects

Supporter of charities that provide ethical and sustainable projects in less developed countries that promote maternal and infant health and wellbeing.