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portrait of Rosemary Marx

Rosemary Marx

Lecturer, Health Visiting

School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing

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Myddelton Street Building

Postal Address

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

About

Overview

Rosemary joined the public health team in 2014 after a 30 year NHS career in midwifery and health visiting. She has a BSc (Hons) in Specialist Practice Public Health (City Alumni) and has achieved the post-graduate Certificate in Education since her appointment as lecturer (Health Visiting) with City, University of London.

Rosemary teaches on the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) BSc/PGDip programme, being module lead for Safeguarding the Health and Wellbeing of Children, Young People and Families; Leading and Facilitating Learning in Practice (CPPD Module) and the BSc Literature Review Dissertation (top-up BSc Nursing Programme)

As link-lecturer, Rosemary undertakes visits to practice placements; she is personal tutor for both pre-registration (child branch) and post-graduate SCPHN students, and she supervises pre-registration dissertations

Qualifications

Aug 2005 SCPHN (Health Visiting) including V100 prescribing
Nov 1981 Registered Midwife (lapsed)
April 1980 Adult Nursing

Employment

Rosemary qualified as an adult nurse in South Wales in 1980, working for a short period in orthopaedics before undertaking a midwifery course in Swansea. Following 8 years as a hospital midwife, she started working as a community midwife in the South Wales Valleys area from 1990. Between 1997 and 2002 she was one of two Midwife Members for Wales for the United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (UKCC) that was the forerunner of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and she continued as a practitioner panellist with the NMC from 2003 to 2008.

Moving to London in 2004 Rosemary commenced work as a midwife in Newham where she stayed for 6 months before undertaking the BSc in Public Health at City University, qualifying as a health visitor in 2005. Having worked full time in Spitalfields and Bethnal Green until August 2014.

Professional Interests

Rosemary's areas of expertise are: safeguarding children, breastfeeding, prescribing and professional regulation. The Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) Lead for the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) BSc/PGDip programme, she has worked with her team to achieve successful Unicef UK accreditation of the programme (health visitor route) in July 2018.

Publications

Chapter

  1. Marx, R. (1996). Providing Continuity of Care by Community Midwives. In Bryar, R. and Bytheway, B. (Eds.), Changing Primary Health Care (pp. 181–191). Oxford: Blackwell Science.

Education

Lecturing

Teaching on Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) BSc programme. (Modules: Evidence for Practice and Public Health and Society). Specialist areas: Safeguarding and Child Protection, Professional Regulation, Breastfeeding, Perinatal Mental Health.

Action Learning

Facilitates an Action Learning set supporting the Specialist Practice Teachers from the Community Trusts where students are placed (Barts Health, Homerton, and Newham).

Unicef UK Baby Friendly

Rosemary was a Baby Friendly key worker in the Barts Health Health Visiting Service between 2009-11 and contributed to the successful award of the Unicef UK Baby Friendly accreditation in December 2011. She now has the Lead to work towards the Unicef UK Baby Friendly accreditation of the City University SCPHN programme.

Student Support

Has a role as personal tutor (link lecturer) for students in their community practice placements.