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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. She is the Lead Midwife for Education and Programme Manager for the Undergraduate Midwifery Programmes. Judith's most recent clinical post was HIV Specialist Midwife at Newham Health Care Trust, now part of Bart's Health NHS Trust.

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 contributed to the implementation of ante natal HIV testing in pregnancy in London.

Judith joined City University in 2004.


- Registered Midwife
- Registered Nurse
- Family Planning Nurse
- MA Academic Practice
- MA Refugee Studies

Administrative Roles & Clinical Activity

- Judith is the Lead Midwife for Education at City University London
- Nurse Education Today Review Panel member
- Advisory Board Member Journal of HIV Nursing

Clinical Activity

Judith does one clinical session a week in a Family Planning and Sexual Health Clinic in Newham.

Professional Bodies

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


Research Overview

Judith is involved in a study Evaluating the use of Birth Companions in Tower Hamlets.

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.