Miss Olanma Ogbuehi

Lecturer / Programme Director - BSc Midwifery (3 year programme)

Faculty of Health Sciences


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Programme Director: BSc (Hons) Midwifery / Module leader, pre-registration midwifery modules, Public Health, Ill Health, Human Anatomy and Physiology.

Ola Ogbuehi has pursued an interest midwifery and childbearing for many years. Particular areas of interest have been in teaching the anatomy and physiology of lactation and in the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding under the auspices of Unicef UK, Baby Friendly Initiative. Teaching areas include, public health and midwifery, human anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology related to women of childbearing age.

Scholarship is being undertaken on the impact for parents, on the characteristics of antenatal educators and on the factors that affect midwifery guardianship of normal birth.


Research Interests

Normal childbirth physiology/ culture of childbearing environments.

Antenatal childbirth educators' impact on parents.

Complexities in childbirth

Research groups

Maternal and Reproductive Health


Ogbuehi, O., & Powell, J. (2015) Parenthood in Lewis, L (ed) Fundamentals of Midwifery: A textbook for students, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 90—119.

Ogbuehi, O., Robinson, F & Jones, C. (2015)Public Health and Health Promotion, in Lewis, L (ed) Fundamentals of Midwifery: A textbook for students, Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 237—265.

Jones, C., Jomeen, J. & Ogbuehi, O. (2013) A preliminary survey of the use of complementary and alternative medicines in childbearing women Evidence Based Midwifery. 11 (4), 128—131.

Ogbuehi, O. (2013) Commentary on Kaunonen M, Hannula L and Tarkka M-T (2012) A systematic review of peer support interventions for breastfeeding. Journal of Clinical Nursing 21, 1943–1954. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22: 1786-7.


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Introduction to Ill Health

Public Health, Society and Midwifery,

Public Health and Midwifery 1 & 2

Facilitating Normal Childbirth

Complexities in Childbirth

Practice Modules 1-6, S1-S3, PG 1-PG3

Teaching awards and accolades

PG Cert Health Professional Studies (Lecturer Pathway)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

MSc Physiology: University of London: Birkbeck College

BSc Midwifery: Anglia Polytechnic University (Now Anglia Ruskin University)

BSc Chemistry: University of Reading

Diploma Tropical Nursing: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.