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Tina Dennis

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: t.dennis@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 855406

Qualifications

Registered General Nurse, Royal Free Hospital London, 1983

Registered Midwife, Whittington Hospital London, 1985

BSc (Hons) Applied Social Sciences (Health Studies), University of North London, 1995

Post Graduate Certificate Education Adults, University of Surrey, 1997

MSc Reproduction and Health, Cardiff University, 2006

Professional Doctorate student, Cardiff University, registered 2013

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Thank you for taking the time to consider my teaching and research profile.

Teaching:
I have had the pleasure of being involved in the education of midwives since 1995 where I began my teaching career at the Middlesex University, London.

I am a highly motivated and experienced midwifery educationalist with expertise in curriculum design, development and delivery. I am committed to ensuring that at the point of qualification our students are capable, competent and caring Midwives, able to provide the safe and compassionate care that women and their babies demand. Additionally, I am enthusiastic and passionate about ensuring that students experience the best possible learning experience enabling them to achieve their full potential during their journey to graduation.

I have experience of teaching all elements of midwifery education; my particular passion and expertise aligns to the following subjects:
• Enquiry based learning
• Normal birth
• Neonatal Health Assessment
• Parenthood Education
• High Risk Pregnancy
• Breastfeeding
• Skills simulation

I have recently launched the midwifery ‘Skills for Improving Practice Performance’ (SKIPP) initiative. SKIPP sessions are student led, skills drop in sessions where students can practice clinical skills at their own pace, in a safe environment under the supervision of a member of the midwifery teaching team.

I am experienced in the delivery and development of our enquiry based learning curriculum and consider students to be active partners in their learning.

Research
I am and aspiring, novice researcher, currently in the fourth year of my Professional Doctorate in Advanced Healthcare Practice at Cardiff University under the supervision of Professor Billie Hunter, Dr. Lucie Warren and Dr. Judith Carrier.

My research project is a phenomenological study utilising Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to explore the experiences of midwives promoting normal birth with women experiencing a low risk pregnancy birthing in an Alongside Midwifery Led Unit.

I am hoping that upon completion my findings will contribute to the body of evidence that supports and enhances both midwifery practice and midwifery education.

I am an active member of the Institute of Heath and Society research community.

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

I have been a qualified midwife since 1985 and have considerable experience in all aspects of midwifery practice in both acute and community settings.

During my career I have gained experience of co-ordinating delivery suits, caring for women experiencing complex pregnancy and birth; managing antenatal clinics and fulfilling the role of the community midwife, caring for women experiencing uncomplicated pregnancy and birth and facilitating home births. The majority of my clinical midwifery practice was undertaken in inner London.

Publications

Publications

Conference Presentations

2015 - Bournemouth University – Innovation in Midwifery Education - What Works? Poster Presentation - Innovation poster prize-winner.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Examiner BSc (Hons) Midwifery University of South Wales

External Examiner BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care University College Birmingham