Dr Angela Poat

Lecturer/ MSc Midwifery Programme leader/ Module leader/ Academic Support Tutor

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Health and Social Work


01482 464696

Angela Poat has been passionate about maternal-infant heath since completing her midwifery education.

She worked as a clinician for many years and has worked in other educational institutions, nationally and internationally, teaching midwifery and nursing.


Research Interests

  • Maternal and infant health

  • Decision making

Research groups

  • Maternal, Reproductive and Sexual Health (MaRSH)


Cunen N B, Jomeen J, Xuereb, R B, Poat A, 'A narrative review of interventions addressing the parental–fetal relationship', Women and Birth (2016)

Zondag D C, Gross M M, Grylka-Baeschlin S, Poat A, Petersen A, 'The dynamics of epidural and opioid analgesia during labour', Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics, DOI 10.1007/s00404-016-4110-1 (2016)

Brailey S, Jarrett P, Luyben A, Poat A, 'Swimming against the tide: Women's experience of choosing a homebirth in Switzerland', British Journal of Midwifery, 23(11), pp 780-788 (2015)

Prelec A, Verdenik I, Poat A, 'A comparison of frequency of medical interventions and birth outcomes between the midwife led unit and the obstetric unit in low-risk primiparous women', Obzornik Zdravstvene Nege, 48(3), pp 166-176 (2014)

Gisin M, Poat A, Fierz K, Frei I A, 'Women’s experiences of acupuncture during labour', British Journal of Midwifery, 21(4), pp 254-262 (2013)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Communication

  • Introduction to midwifery

  • Practice 2

  • Public health, society and midwifery

  • Public health and midwifery

  • Practice 4

  • Practice module S1

  • Practice module PG1

  • The neonate

  • Becoming midwife 1 and 2

  • Practice 6

  • Practice module S3

  • Practice module PG3

  • Dissertation

  • Evidence for practice

  • Critical decision making

  • Essence of Professional Practice

  • Evidencing Personal and Professional Development

  • Individual approaches to health and wellbeing

  • Safe and Competent Nursing

  • Adult Nursing practice 6

Research PhDs

  • Maternal and infant health

  • Decision making

  • Sexual health

Completed PhDs

  • Midwives' Decision Making

Teaching awards and accolades


  • HEA Fellow

Professional highlights

External roles

  • NMC reviewer

  • Visiting lecturer Hannover Medical School

  • External examiner

Awards and accolades

  • Registered Nurse

  • Registered Midwife