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Sarah Snow

Lead Midwife for Education & Programme Leader

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 542448

Registered General Nurse

Registered Midwife

MSc Women’s Health

PG Cert: Teacher in Health and Social Care

PhD student: 'A phenomenological study of the reasons why midwifery students are able to continue with their pre-registration midwifery education'

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Community Midwifery

Sociology of Childbirth and Motherhood

Facilitating Normal Birth

Problem Based Learning

Effective recruitment of student midwives

Pastoral support of learners

Women’s experiences of care from Student Midwives

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Prior to her programme leader/LME roles, Sarah held the positions of senior lecturer and Admissions tutor. Her career as a nurse and midwife spans 26 years, the last decade of which has been within higher education, teaching across a range of pre and post registration midwifery and sexual health courses.



Snow S (2013) Contraception: a guide for midwives. The Practising Midwife. 16(7):24-6.

Snow S, Williams A (2012) Is emotional intelligence the glue that makes midwifery students stick? Essentially MIDIRS, 4(2): 40-44.

Nolan M, Mason V, Snow S, Messenger W, Catling J, Upton P (2012) Making friends at antenatal classes: a qualitative exploration of friendship across the transition to motherhood. Journal of Perinatal Education, 21(3): 178-185.

Snow S (2012) Get into Nursing & Midwifery: a guide for application and career success. Essex, Pearson.

Snow S (2010) Making it real: an evaluation of a taster day initiative. The Practising Midwife, 13(5): 44-47.

Snow S (2010) 'Mutual newness': mothers' experiences of student midwives. British Journal of Midwifery, 18(1): 38-41.

Snow S (2009) Nothing ventured, nothing gained: a journey into phenomenology (part 1). British Journal of Midwifery, 17(5): 288-290.

Snow S (2008) Haemoglobin disorders in pregnancy. The Practising Midwife, 11(11): 36-9.

Snow S (2008) Perinatal Mental Health. In Edwins J (ed) Community Midwifery Practice. Oxford, Blackwell.

Snow S (2005) Midwifery taster days. Midwives, 8(4): 170-171.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External examiner for the University of York and University College Birmingham.

Member of the lead midwives for education strategic reference group at the NMC.

Judge for the Cavell Nurses’ Trust scholarship awards.