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Leah Kirk

Senior Midwifery Lecturer
School of Community Health and Midwifery
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Leah is a Senior Midwifery Lecturer within the School of Community Health and Midwifery.

Leah joined the University of Central Lancashire in June 2016 and is course leader for BSc (Hons) midwifery, 3-year programme, March and September 2020 intake. She is also a year tutor, academic assessor, site link lecturer and module leader. She teaches across the 3 year and 20-month programmes. Leah has previously been the admissions lead and was responsible for recruitment. Leah is passionate about the student experience from the moment of first contact to the point of qualification and further study. She enjoys supervising postgraduate students with their MSc dissertations. Leah prides herself in facilitating learning for the midwives of the future, supporting them in delivering evidence based practice and woman and family centred care.

Leah studied her BSc (Hons) Midwifery at UCLan, achieving a first-class honours degree and practiced as a rotational midwife in a local hospital Trust. Leah then went on to complete her Specialist Community Public Health Nursing MSc (school nurse branch), with a particular interest in public health and safeguarding. Leah has previously worked as a Safeguarding Children Midwife in an acute Trust before joining the University of Central Lancashire in June 2016. Leah completed her FHEA in 2019 and is a registered Nursing and Midwifery Council teacher.

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - 2019
  • MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (school nurse branch) – 2018
  • Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - 2014
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - 2017
  • Multi-Professional Support of Learning and Assessing in Practice - 2014
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery – 2012
  • Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council - 2012
  • Student experience
  • Safeguarding
  • Public health
  • BAME
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - 2019
  • Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - 2014
  • Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council - 2012