Staff Profile: Lynne Edgerton

Name
Lynne Edgerton
Position
Midwifery lecturer based on the Wrexham campus
Email
l.edgerton@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
01248 383915
Location
 Archimedes, Wrexham

Current position

  • Midwifery lecturer based on the Wrexham campus
  • Admissions tutor for the BM (hons) programme.

External positions

  • External examiner for midwifery programmes at Plymouth University and Coventry University.

Teaching

  • Module lead for NMW 1201, NMW 1203 and NMW 2202.

I have been with Bangor University since 2004 as a midwifery lecturer and link tutor for student midwives based in East division of BCUHB.

Qualifications

  • 1st class (hons) degree in English and History
  • Msc in Inter- professional Health and Community Studies.
  • Dissertation: focused on the thoughts and feelings of third year student midwives as they prepared for their role as an autonomous practitioner in midwifery.

Academic history

  • Qualified as a midwife in 1994
  • Qualified as a nurse in 1991 and worked full time in clinical practice until I came into Higher Education.
  • Upon qualification as a midwife I gained experience in all areas of clinical practice. I spent three years as a community midwife where my passion for women centred care, normality and home birth took root. The last two years of my clinical career was as a labour ward co-ordinator.
  • I did my training at Hull University and worked as a midwife in Grimsby and then in Ashford in Kent. When I came into Higher Education I remained clinically competent by working as a bank midwife at The Maelor Wrexham.
  • My passion has always been midwifery in all its guises. I love education and I love practice and it has always been my ambition to reduce the perceived gap between theory and practice. I try and role model this through my teaching and practice.

Research Interests

  • During my role as a midwifery lecturer I am involved in a collaborative initiative between Lead Midwives for Education in Wales to develop a Pre - Qualifying Skills Passport. This document has been developed and adopted throughout Wales. The first of a series of articles was published in The British Journal of Midwifery in July 2016 and at present we are undergoing an evaluation of the effectiveness of this skills based document.