Megan joined the University of Central Lancashire in 2016 and has a varied background in midwifery care with a previous role in clinical education and support for newly qualified midwives. Megan is also a postgraduate research student undertaking a PhD studentship within the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN) research unit.
Megan is a Senior Lecturer working across the BSc (Hons) Midwifery programmes. Within her role, Megan strives to provide a high level of student support, learning and experience with the fundamental goal of ensuring safe and compassionate care for women and their families. With previous clinical experience in varied birth settings, Megan has a keen interest in physiological birth. Her previous MSc studies have addressed the role of alternative and complementary therapies in supporting women's experiences of labour and birth. Megan also has an interest in breastfeeding and the psychological impact of birth and feeding experiences. Megan leads on several undergraduate modules within the Midwifery Programme and is also the admissions tutor for the Shortened Midwifery programme.
Megan commenced her University of Central Lancashire funded PhD studentship in April 2020 with the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture (MAINN) research unit. Her study focuses on using participatory research methods to explore psychological adversities following birth and during parenting. Megan's passion for promoting effective mother, baby and family relationships is also reflected within her work in supporting and achieving Unicef Baby Friendly Accreditation for the Midwifery programmes in 2018.
- Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire, 2020
- MSc (with Distinction) in Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire, 2018
- Certificate for the Assessment of Professional Practice (NMC approved), University of Lancaster, 2012
- BSc (Hons 1st Class) in Midwifery, University of Huddersfield, 2010
- Nursing & Midwifery Council, 2010
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2020