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Amanda Hutcherson

Lecturer in Midwifery

School of Health Sciences, Division of Midwifery & Radiography

Contact Information

Contact

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Background

Amanda joined the School of Health Sciences at City University London in February 2010 from a post as a senior midwife with advanced skills in all areas of the maternity service and a 20% educational role with the University of West London. She is comfortable teaching across the entire programme of midwifery theory and clinical practice at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and combines this with educational support for the health care professions mentorship programme.

Amanda has extensive experience in senior midwifery practice including two years as consultant midwife in North West London. With special interest in the importance of normal birth for women and families, the health services and society as a whole she has recently completed projects on student midwives perceptions of their education requirements in the promotion and facilitation of normal birth, a mixed-methods study and the maternity support for women in prison, a review of available research. Both of these studies have been presented in national and international fora and submitted for publication.

Her current work involves an outcomes study for Tower Hamlets Women and family services Maternity Mates project and an evaluation of the acceptability and reliability of transcutaneous bilirubinometers, supporting a former student to develop her BSc Midwifery dissertation literature review.

Qualifications

- PGCE Learning and Teaching
- MA Academic Practice (technology enabled)
- MA Midwifery Practice; Dip HEMid

Administrative Roles & Clinical Activity

- Midwifery OSCE Lead, Midwifery Practice Lead, member of Practice Advisory Board.

Clinical activity

- University College London Hospital Trust: Link Lecturer
- Liaison for initiating midwifery students the North Middlesex University Hospital Trust

Professional Bodies

- Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Fellow Higher Education Academy
- Trustee Tower Hamlets Women's Health and family services
- Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists eEFM (online electronic fetal monitoring training tool) development group
- Member of Royal College of Midwives Council 2007-2011 (one term)

Research

Research Overview

Amanda has recently completed a small research project which investigated student midwives perceptions of their education requirements for the promotion and facilitation of normal birth and is currently working on a project to evaluate the acceptability and reliability of the transcutaneous bilirubinometer for measurement of neonatal jaundice and an outcomes evaluation of the Tower Hamlets Women's Health and Family service birth support for vulnerable women project.

Research Areas

- Qualitative research in midwifery and women's health

Research Centre

- Centre for Maternal and Child Health

Education

Teaching

Module Lead:

- NM1727 - Introduction to the Delivery of Professional Midwifery
- NM1728 - An Introduction to Practice, Knowledge and Skills in Midwifery
- NM1730 - Health and Society (Midwifery)
- NM2764 - Excellence in Midwifery Practice, Pathology and Related Pharmacology
- NM2766 - Progressing Professional Midwifery Knowledge.

Regular teaching and assessing:

- NM3272 - Supporting and Assessing Learning in Practice Settings
- CH3020 - Supporting and Assessing Learning in Practice Settings (on line)
- All midwifery BSc and PGDip modules as required

Other Activities

Events/Conferences (6)

  1. Is the Transcutaneous Bilirubinometer a Reliable and Acceptable Tool for the Non-Invasive Assessment of Neonatal Jaundice? Grange over Sands (2013).
    Description: 8th International Normal Birth Research Conference, June 5-7th 2013 (workshop presentation).
  2. Lay support for vulnerable women in prison or at risk of incarceration. Brighton, UK (2012).
    Description: Royal College of Midwives (RCM) annual conference, Brighton, UK (oral and poster presentation).
  3. Student Midwives' Perceptions of their education requirements for the promotion and facilitation of normal birth. Hangzhou, China (2012).
    Description: 7th Annual International Normal Birth Research Conference, (oral presentation).
  4. Promoting Normal Birth,A virtual learning module at Master's level. (2012).
    Description: RCM Annual Conference 2012 (poster presentation).
  5. Student Midwives' Perceptions of their education requirements for the promotion and facilitation of normal birth. (2012).
    Description: RCM annual conference 2012 (poster presentation).
  6. Contemporary Practice in Midwifery. A workshop to explore and share international competencies around the facilitation of normal birth. Durban SA (2011).
    Description: International Confederation of Midwives.

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Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB

United Kingdom

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