BSc (HONS) Midwifery 1st Class.

MSc Medical Ethics with Law.

Family Planning Nurse Issuer.

PGCE for Further, Higher and Adult Education.

Sarah has worked in a variety of different settings since qualification, from a busy obstetric unit to a midwife led unit, sexual health clinics and other educational establishments. She has worked as a midwife and sexual health / family planner adviser as well as a lecturer. She has done voluntary work in an indigenous women’s health clinic in Australia.

Sarah also works as an external examiner for Bournemouth University.

Research and scholarship

Sarah has been involved in several research projects covering a different aspects of healthcare including :

  • Evaluating treatment options for children exhibiting sexually harmful behaviour.
  • Acupuncture in midwifery.
  • Use of infant massage.

Sarah also has an interest in pre-verbal linguistics


Sarah teaches across the three year midwifery programme and has leadership responsibility for the year two module. She has previously held module leadership for several modules up to Masters level.

Further information

Sarah has many areas of interest to her. She is a fully qualified holistic massage practitioner, an infant massage instructor and a Reiki practitioner. She has research interests in :

  • Preverbal linguistics and communication.
  • Baby signing.
  • Ethical issues around reproduction.
  • Complementary therapies and their place in healthcare.
  • Bullying in the clinical / academic arena.
Top 10 in Nursing for The Complete University Guide 2020 Student Nursing Times Awards 2019 finalist Bronze Athena Swan Award