Lynda Bateman

Midwifery Lecturer/ Programme Director - BSc / PGDip Midwifery (Short Programme)

Faculty of Health Sciences

01482 463354

Lynda qualified as a midwife in 2006 and practised in Leeds Teaching Hospitals before taking a teaching post at the University of Hull.

She completed her Masters degree in Healthcare Ethics at the University of Leeds together with her Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education.

Lynda is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a qualified counsellor who has worked in both private practice and the charity sector.

She is also an external examiner on the postgraduate midwifery programme at the University of South Wales.


Research Interests

  • Midwifery and women’s health

  • Anomalous experiences

  • Pyschological impact of birth

Research groups

Presently involved in three research projects

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

  • Women's experience and perceptions of menopause

  • The buddy system for midwifery students


Bateman L and Bharj K. (2009) 'The impact of the birth of the first child on a couple’s relationship', Evidence Based Midwifery 7(1): 16-23

Jomeen J and Bateman L, (2015) 'Psychology applied to Maternity Care', in Fundamentals of Midwifery, Lewis L (ed), Wiley Blackwell

Bateman, L., Jones, C., and Jomeen, J. (2017) 'A Narrative Synthesis of women’s Out-of-Body Experiences During Childbirth', Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 62(4): pp 442-451

Bateman L, (2017) 'Physiology of labour' and 'Promoting Normal Labour', two chapters in Midwifery at a Glance, Forrest, E (ed), (in press)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Introduction to Midwifery

  • Communication,

  • Facilitating Normal Childbirth,

  • Complexities in Childbirth,

  • Public Health, Society and Midwifery,

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology,

  • Practice Modules.

  • Introduction to Midwifery Theory and Practice

Teaching awards and accolades

  • PGCE Clinical Education

  • FHEA

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • RM

  • Adv. Dip (Counselling)

  • BHSc (Hons) Midwifery

  • MA Healthcare Ethics

External roles

  • Erasmus Midwifery Programme - University of Malta

  • External Examiner - MSc Professional Practice for Midwives -  University of South Wales

Professional highlights

Conference activity

  • International Confederation of Midwives, 2008 - 'The impact of the birth of the first child on a couple’s relationship'

  • International Confederation of Midwives, 2014 - 'Motivating women to change dietary habits in pregnancy– practical tips'

  • Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 2017 - 'A Narrative Synthesis of women’s Out-of-Body Experiences in Childbirth'

  • Royal College of Midwives 2017 - Poster Presentation - 'A Narrative Synthesis of women’s Out-of-Body Experiences in Childbirth'