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Megan Blease

Megan Blease

Lecturer in Midwifery

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB221

+44 (0) 1772 89 3762

mblease@uclan.ac.uk

Megan has worked within a varied background in midwifery care. She practiced as a rotational midwife for several years before commencing a permanent post within the community setting, facilitating antenatal, postnatal and intrapartum care within the home and birth centre settings. After several years within this role, Megan progressed into a teaching role supporting newly qualified midwives both within the clinical setting and throughout a bespoke package of preceptorship. Megan commenced her role as a lecturer in midwifery at UCLan in April 2016. 

Megan is a member of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (2010) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017).

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Twitter: @MidwifeMegz / LinkedIn: Megan Blease

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Megan is a lecturer working across both the BSc (Hons) direct entry and shortened midwifery programmes. Within her role, Megan strives to provide a high level of student learning and experience with the fundamental goal of ensuring safe, compassionate and effective care for women and their families. Megan has a keen interest in ensuring a positive pregnancy, birth and postnatal experience supported by her M.Sc. studies addressing women’s experience of using complementary and alternative therapies to support their birth. Megan also has a passion for promoting effective mother, baby and family relationships reflected within her work in supporting UCLan’s B.Sc Midwifery courses to become a Unicef Baby Friendly Accredited in 2018.

Alongside her work across several modules on the course, Megan is also an admissions tutor for the Midwifery programme.

Qualifications:

  • M.Sc.(with Distinction) in Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire, 2018
  • PG Cert in Clinical Research, University of Manchester, 2014
  • Certificate for the Assessment of Professional Practice (NMC approved), University of Lancaster, 2012
  • B.Sc. (Hons) 1st Class in Midwifery, University of Huddersfield, 2010

Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • Lecturer in Midwifery & Link Lecturer
  • Megan teaches and supports students across the B.Sc Midwifery long and shortened programmes and currently module leads:
    • Altered Health in Pregnancy (Level 5)
    • Baby & Family (Level 4)
    • Baby & Family (Level 5)
  • Megan also co-leads the Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) training across the whole programme and is an admissions tutor for the course

Publications

Blease, M (2017) The impact of working environments on maternity care professionals. The Practising Midwife, 20(5) p.27-28.

Blease, M; Williamson, M; Carter, S; Parker-Evans, G; Darwin, J (2017) EMPOWER: Empowering mothers, providing options with education and relaxation. The Practising Midwife, 20(6) p.31-32

Blease, M & Taylor, K (2016) Perineal Suturing. The Practising Midwife, 18(4) p.29-32

Taylor, K & Blease, M (2016) Resilience and self-preservation: Taking care of one another. The Practising Midwife 19(5) p.30-32.