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Jenny Edwins

Senior Lecturer and Admissions Tutor

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01909 85 5406

Opthalmic Nursing Diploma
Registered General Nurse
State Certified Midwife
ENB 997/998
Advanced Resuscitator of the Newborn
MSc in Advanced Midwifery Practice 

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Research Interests

Phenomenological Research Project, In 1999, Into The Experience Of Women Who Chose To Continue Their Pregnancies After A Positive Diagnosis Of Down’s Syndrome

Management of Nuchal Cord - local survey (2003)

Audit of Teenage Pregnancy (2008)

Implementation of Pebblepad as the VLE of choice (2012) 

Professional Interests

Water Birth


Promoting Normal Birth

Third Stage of Labour

Shoulder dystocia

Management of Nuchal Cord

Values-Based Recruitment and Selection



Professional Experience

Professional Experience

1978-9 Staff Nurse - Gynaecological unit

1981-2 Staff midwife

1982-4 Labour ward sister

1984-1997 Community midwife

1997-2001 Labour ward co-ordinator

2001 Senior lecturer in midwifery



Edwins J (2013), Supporting smoking cessation in pregnancy, British Journal of Midwifery, 21:3:174-8

Journal Article- From a different planet; Women who chose to continue their pregnancy after a diagnosis of Down’s Syndrome, in The Practising Midwife,Vol 3, (4), pp21-24

Edwins J (2003), Midwives working sensitively with minority groups, in, Midwives 6:7:304-6

Edwins J (editor), Community Midwifery Practice, Oxford: Blackwell Science

Edwins J (2009), Interpersonal skills in Midwifery, chapter 8 in Neville L (ed), Interpersonal skills for the people professions. Reflect Press

Edwins J (2012), LOFIR: Introducing a framework for building midwifery type questions, in British Journal of Midwifery, 21:3:84-7

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Examiner at London South Bank University

External Reviewer - University of Bradford