"I encourage students to explore their own values and to establish what kind of midwife they want to be."
Suzanne Lee teaches on the BSc Midwifery course, part of the School of Health Sciences at City, which also runs courses in Nursing (Adult, Child and Mental Health), Optometry, Radiography, and Speech and Language Sciences.
Before joining City, Suzanne began her career as a mental health nurse. Suzanne then undertook her midwifery training in Brighton and worked there in all areas of practice becoming the lead midwife for the antenatal clinic and day assessment unit. Following this, she was appointed lead research midwife for the NHS Trust.
According to Suzanne
“I teach on the midwifery programme at City, which is all about training the next generation of healthcare professionals to provide optimum care to mothers and their babies. To make my teaching engaging I use lots of real life examples from contemporary midwifery, so that my students understand the importance of the subject they are studying. I encourage them to explore their own values and to establish what kind of midwife they want to be – what are their goals, what is important to them? I then help them to develop the skills they need to help them get there.
"I also share evidence and examples from the latest contemporary research that I am working on. Hearing about the latest findings and theory from the academic involved in the research makes it seem more relevant and credible and really brings it to life.”
Clinical Skills Centre
Our specialist Clinical Skills Centre at our Northampton Square Campus has been designed to give students a safe environment in which to practise their clinical and caring skills. Designed to reflect working wards and clinical environments, you will be able to familiarise yourself with equipment and practices before commencing placements.
We have a range of specialist equipment that is used to simulate birthing situations from normal to emergency. Watch this three-minute video to find out more:
Need to know
- Suzanne teaches on the first year Midwifery module ‘Using evidence in Midwifery practice’.