Senior Midwifery Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Sarah joined us in 2020. She has varied experience in midwifery care with a previous role as an infant feeding specialist. Sarah is also a nurse with a clinical background working in cardiothoracic intensive care.
Sarah is a Senior Midwifery Lecturer at our Burnley campus. She is also the University’s Baby Friendly Initiative project Lead, responsible for the implementation of the Baby Friendly university standards across our midwifery and health visiting programmes. She has experience as an Admissions Tutor for our BSc Midwifery programme.
Sarah has had over fifteen years of clinical experience in various roles. She has a passion for creating peer support and working in a culture of kindness. She was an infant feeding specialist in her previous role and also worked for Public Health England. This was as a physical activity clinical champion. Sarah has a strong ethos as a midwife and now an educator. She aims to embed relationship building in all areas of teaching and learning and through networking with colleagues across university.
Sarah has a diagnosis of ADHD and dyslexia. She is an advocate for Universal Design for Learning and is a founding Co-Chair of the University’s Staff Neurodivergent Group.
- Baby Friendly Initiative Qualified Leader, Unicef UK, 2022
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Central Lancashire, 2022
- BSc (Hons) Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire, 2016
- DipHE Adult Nursing, University of Central Lancashire, 2008
- Public health, particularly UNICEF's Baby Friendly Initiative
- Infant feeding and relationship building
- Neurodivergence and Universal Design for Learning
- Widening participation
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2022
- Nursing and Midwifery Council, Midwife, 2016
- Nursing and Midwifery Council, Adult Nurse, 2008
Johnson, S. (2018). Teenage pregnancy, are we doing enough?. Midirs, Midwifery Digest, 28(2), 176-183. Johnson, S. (2017). Atrial fibrillation- online module. from https://www.all4maternity.com/courses/atrial-fibrillation/ Johnson, S., & Wilson, T. (2019). Atrial Fibrillation Case Study. The Practicing Midwife, 19(3), 8-11. Johnson, S., O'Malley, L., & Broome, C. (2015). Promoting normality through choice in Blackburn. Practising Midwife, 18(6), 20-3.
- Speaker - CCL Connect, September 2022, University of Central Lancashire
- Speaker - Resilient: Speaking the unspoken, 2021, University of Central Lancashire
- Speaker - CCL: Care in the Learning Community, 2021, University of Central Lancashire
- Speaker - Normal birth and the neonate, 2019, University of Central Lancashire
- Speaker - BFI to NHS England and UNICEF, 2019, East Lancashire Hospitals Trust
- Chair - Two sides of the coin, 2015, University of Central Lancashire
- Chair - The butterfly effect, 2015, University of Central Lancashire
- Speaker - Social Media, 2015, University of Central Lancashire
- Speaker - Celebrating the best of the maternity experience of care, 2014, Dunkenhalgh Hotel