Louise Lewis

Lecturer

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Health and Social Work

l.lewis@hull.ac.uk

01482 464534

Louise is a midwifery lecturer and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

After qualifying as a registered general nurse in 1995, she worked in medical, surgical and intensive care nursing before qualifying as a registered midwife in 1999, obtaining a BSc (Hons) first-class degree in midwifery.

Louise is an experienced midwife in clinical practice and has completed an MSc in Health Professional Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Since February 2011, she has been a full-time midwifery lecturer.

Research

Research Interests

  • Childbearing women’s and their partners’ experiences of antenatal educators

  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome

Research groups

  • Affiliate membership of research development group, Maternal and Reproductive Sexual Health

Publications

Lewis L (ed), Fundamentals of Midwifery: A textbook for students, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell (2015)

Lewis L and Lachanudis L, 'Postnatal midwifery care', in Lewis L (ed), Fundamentals of Midwifery: A textbook for students, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell (2015)

Lewis L and Mason L, 'Infant Feeding', in Lewis L (ed), Fundamentals of Midwifery: A textbook for students, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell (2015)

Lewis L, 'Postnatal Clinics: The way forward', Essentially MIDIRS, 2(6), pp 32-36 (2011)

Lewis L, 'Postnatal Clinics: Women’s and Midwives’ Experiences', British Journal of Midwifery, 17(12), pp 783-787 (2009)

Teaching

Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Communication

  • The Neonate

  • Normal Childbirth

  • Practice Modules

  • Public Health, Society and Midwifery

Teaching awards and accolades

  • HEA Fellowship

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MSc Health Professional Studies

  • Lecturer/Practice Educator NMC

  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery, first class

  • Registered Midwife

  • Registered General Adult Nurse (inactive)

External roles

  • Current external examiner for University of Leeds

  • Previous external examiner Kingston University / St Georges, University of London

Professional highlights

  • Editor of Fundamentals of Midwifery: A Textbook for Students

  • Led the midwifery programmes through UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative accreditation

  • Newborn and infant physical examination practitioner