Senior Lecturer in Midwifery
Institute of Health & Society
tel: 01905 542448
Postgraduate Graduate Certificate In Learning and Teaching (H.E), Canterbury Christchurch University, 2008
NMC Lecturer /Practice Educator, Canterbury Christ Church University, 2008
Masters in Midwifery (Distinction), Glasgow Caledonian University, 2007
BSc (Hons) Midwifery (1st Class), Staffordshire University, 2000
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
Year three module lead
September cohort progression lead
Contribute to Paramedics, Physician Associate, Social Work and Masters in Public Health programmes.
Undertaking a Doctorate in Education with the Open University: ‘Midwifery students views and experiences of storytelling as a means for learning’
2016 Iolanthe Midwifery Award winner and Anne Stuart Award
- Professional experience
Ros has worked in England, Wales and Scotland as a midwife, predominantly in remote and rural practice. She was an independent midwife for 12 years. She have a particular interest in home births, water births and birth centres.
Ros moved into Higher Education 10 years ago. She has a special interest in storytelling and use this frequently in her teaching. She enjoys teaching skills and simulation, along with preparing students to be competent, compassionate practitioners.
Weston, R (2012) Telling stories, hearing stories; The value to midwifery students, Part 2 British Journal of Midwifery, Vol 20 No 1 pp. 41-49
Weston, R (2011) Midwifery Students significant birth stories: telling the drama, Part 1 British Journal of Midwifery, Vol 19 no 12 pp. 729-736
Weston, R. (2011) Book review: Contemporary Issues in Breastfeeding Practice and Policy. Dalzell, J. Rogerson, E. Martindale, L. (Eds) Radcliffe Publishing. Oxford, in City Health Journal, Birmingham City University Vol 2 (1) p.16
Weston R (2010) Networking for Health Education Conference report Centre for Health and Social Care Research Newsletter, November 2010 p.9
Weston, R. (2004) ‘When Birth goes wrong.’ In Wickham, S. (Ed) (2004). ‘Midwifery – Best Practice.’ Vol.2 Hale, Books for Midwives.
Weston, R. (2004) ‘Normal Childbirth: The Midwife Practitioner’s View’. In Wickham, S. (Ed) (2004). ‘Midwifery – Best Practice,’ Vol.2 Hale, Books for Midwives.
Weston, R. (2001) ‘The influence of birth stories from friends and family members on primigravid women,’ MIDIRS Midwifery Digest (11) pp. 495-501.
- External Responsibilities