School of Community Health and Midwifery
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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).
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.
Teaching activities and responsibilities
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.