Neesha Ridley


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB221

+44 (0) 1772 89 3778

Neesha completed her BSc (Hons) degree in Midwifery studies at UCLan in 2005. Following the completion of her degree she worked as a qualified Midwife at Lancashire teaching Hospitals NHS trust, where she continues to work as a Midwife. She is currently studying towards her MSc in Midwifery and Women’s Health and her Postgraduate Certificate in Education, both at UCLan. 

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Neesha Ridley is a lecturer, based within the Midwifery team in the School of community health and midwifery. Neesha joined UCLan as a lecturer in May 2015. She is the admissions tutor for the BSc (Hons) Midwifery 3 year programme and is also the lead lecturer for the first year students on the Midwifery programme. Neesha is the module leader for several first year modules and is also module leader for the critical care in pregnancy and childbirth module, which Midwives can study following qualification. Neesha is the site link lecturer with Blackpool teaching hospitals NHS trust, where she supports Midwifery students with their clinical placements.

Following completion of her degree, Neesha worked at Lancashire teaching hospitals NHS trust, as a clinical midwife. Here, she developed experience of working across all areas, delivering care to women in hospital and in the community. Neesha studied towards her sign off mentorship module and then successfully gained the post as a Practice education facilitator at the trust, where her interest and passion for education began. Prior to joining UCLan in 2014, Neesha worked as the Safety and Quality Midwife, also at Lancashire teaching hospitals NHS trust, where she continues to practice as a Midwife. Neesha has a keen interest in social media and is active in the UCLan Midwifery social media group. Neesha is a peer reviewer for the British Journal of Midwifery and Elsevier International Midwifery journal.

Her areas of interest include international maternity care, infection prevention and control, hand hygiene, postnatal care, wound care, clinical governance and clinical audit.


BA (Hons) Midwifery studies 2001 - 2005

MSc Midwifery and Women’s Health 2012 – 2014

Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Educations 2015 - 2016

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Ridley & Smith (2016) The case for collaborative learning: Introducing opportunities in the higher education setting. British Journal of Midwifery. Vol 24 Issue 4

Ridley (2016) Advancing practice: Reducing maternal sepsis. The Practicing Midwife. Vol 19 Number 9

Ridley (2016) An audit and trial aiming to reduce the rate of surgical site infections for women having a caesarean section. British Journal of Midwifery. Vol 24 Issue 3

Ridley & Taylor (2016) Managing workload and prioritising care. The Practicing Midwife. Volume 19 No. 1

Ridley (2015) Perineal wound infections: An audit. The Practicing Midwife. Volume 18 No. 7


Registered on the Nursing and Midwifery council register of Midwives

Member of the Royal College of Midwives