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Kerry Pollard

Kerry Pollard

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB221

+44 (0) 1772 89 5486

Kapollard1@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Midwifery

Kerry is currently working towards a MSc in Midwifery at UCLan

Full Profile

Kerry has worked as a Lecturer in Midwifery since April 2015. She has BSc (Hons) degree in Adult Nursing with a clinical background working in the Emergency department and Urgent care centres. Kerry also has a BSc (Hons) degree in Midwifery and her previous clinical role was as the Preceptorship support Midwife.  Her areas of expertise are the promotion of normality within the complex labour and birth environment and also the training and support of newly qualified Midwives.

Kerry is now the Admissions Tutor in the BSc Midwifery short course degree programme for registered nurses, as well as deputy short course leader.  She leads the first year cohort and also the first year modules on this shortened course, whilst also teaching on the BSc (Hons) Midwifery programme.  Kerry has a multi professional teaching role, teaching on the Nursing, Paramedic and Sexual Health programmes.

Additionally, Kerry is also the elective and international placement lead for the midwifery programme.  Here she helps to arrange a variety of clinical placements for student midwives around the world in places such as Peru, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Uganda.

Kerry has a specialist interest in the prevention perinatal morbidity and mortality.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Adult, University of Central Lancashire (2008)
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery University of Central Lancashire (2011)
  • Midwife Mentor (2013)
  • PG Cert HE (2018)

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery.

Deputy Short Course Leader, year one lead and module leader for the short course BSc Midwifery programme.

Admissions Tutor in the Midwifery short course for registered nurses programme

Support the Paramedic Team teaching the management of obstetric emergencies

Supporting students with field trip to Kenya to undertake educational work with the charity Maa Child, which aims to provide sustainable secondary educational support for Maasai Students in Southern Kenya

External Affiliations and Roles

  • British Journal of Midwifery Peer reviewer
  • The Practising Midwife Journal Board Member
  • Development of midwifery student placements in the international arena. Currently supporting the charity Knowledge for change and placement opportunities in Uganda.

Memberships of Professional Bodies

  • NMC Nursing Adult
  • NMC Midwifery
  • NMC Teacher

Projects

Supporter of charities that provide ethical and sustainable projects in less developed countries that promote maternal and infant health and wellbeing.

Publications

The Practising Midwife Basics Series on Preceptorship

The Practising Midwife: online learning material

Conferences

Presentation of a symposium on Case based learning in midwifery Education at the Royal College of Midwives European Midwives Education Conference in December 2016.

Key speaker at the international symposium in China to show case the implementation of a case based learning curriculum in midwifery.