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Gemma Ward

Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care
School of Community Health and Midwifery
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Gemma teaches across a range of programmes in Health and Social Care. Gemma's special interests include public health, creative methods of reflection in health programmes and study skills.

Gemma is course leader for the Foundation Entry Health and Social Care programme at Burnley and also teaches across a range of modules in health and social care. She has a broad field of interests which stem from her background in midwifery and postgraduate study in medical humanities.

Gemma began her academic journey when undertaking am Art History degree at the University of Edinburgh. Seeking a more altruistic career she then embarked on her midwifery training at UCLan which allowed her to develop her passion for advocating family-centred, evidence based care. Following qualification and time in practice, Gemma then began to develop her research interests by completing an MSc in Medical Humanities at the University of Manchester. Gemma's final project, exploring the social constructs around obesity, led to a nomination for Postgraduate Taught Student of the Year.

  • MSc Medical Humanities, University of Manchester, 2015
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery, UCLan, 2012
  • MA (Hons) History of Art, University of Edinburgh, 2009
  • Associate Fellow of HEA