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portrait of Judith Sunderland

Judith Sunderland

Senior Lecturer - Midwifery

School of Health Sciences, Division of Midwifery and Radiography

Contact Information


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M104, Myddelton Street Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Judith is a Midwife who joined City University London in 2004.

Judith has practiced as a midwife in various areas of the UK.
She has a Masters in both Refugee Studies and Academic Practice. Her main interests are Women's Health, HIV and Sexual Health and the impact of migration on women's ability to engage in health and maternity services.

Judith was amongst the first HIV Specialist Midwives in the UK and played a significant role in the implementation of ante natal HIV testing in pregnancy and the development of care pathways for HIV-positive pregnant woman in London.

During her time at City, University of London Judith has been the Lead Midwife for Education, and both the Programme Manager and Programme Director for Midwifery.
Judith currently Chairs the Pan London Education Advisory Group that is responsible for the ongoing development of The Pan London Midwifery Practice Assessment Document. This work is now extending to the development of a national midwifery practice assessment collaboration.

Judith currently works part time at City and 2 days a week in the sexual health clinic at The Royal London Hospital.


Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Family Planning Nurse, MA Academic Practice and MA Refugee Studies.

Memberships of committees

  1. Chair, Pan London Education Advisory Group

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Fellow of The Higher Education Academy; Royal College of Midwives; Children's HIV Association; National HIV Nurses Association


Research Areas

- Midwifery Education
- HIV in relation to Women's Health
- Migration



Judith teaches across all modules on the Midwifery Pre Registration Programmes.


Judith supervises undergraduate and Master's Midwifery students undertaking research dissertations.

Other Activities

Clinical activity

  1. Judith currently works 2 days a week in the sexual health clinic at The Royal London Hospital.

Editorial activity

  1. Nurse Education Today, Review Panel member.


  1. Judith is involved with colleagues in a project to support the development of nursing and midwifery education in Togo, West Africa.