Rhona Williams

Lecturer/ Member of Athena SWAN for the Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Health and Social Work


01482 463512

Rhona worked as a midwife and a neonatal nurse for many years, eventually specialising as an advanced neonatal nurse practitioner before her appointment at the University of Hull.

She has led a range of pre- and post-registration educational provision, and currently teaches on the pre-registration midwifery and nursing programmes. Her main interest is in neonatal nursing practice.


Research Interests

  • Neonatal nursing

  • Midwifery

  • Perinatal mental health


Sisson H, Jones C, Williams R and Lachanudis L, 'Metaethnographic synthesis of fathers' experiences of the neonatal intensive care unit environment during hospitalisation of their premature infants', Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 44 (1), pp 471-480 (2015)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

BSc Midwifery

  • The Neonate 1

Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery

  • The Neonate 2

  • BSc Health Professional Studies & MSc Health Studies

  • Examination of the Newborn (Theory)

  • Examination of the Newborn (Practice)

BSc Nursing (all)

  • Essence of Professional Practice

  • Skills for Practice

BSc Nursing (Child)

  • Foundations in Children's Nursing

  • Acute Health Care Needs of the Child

  • Meeting the Longer Term Health Care Needs of the Child

  • Complexity in Clinical Practice (Child)

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Postgraduate Certificate Lecturer / Practice Educator

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • Registered General Nurse / BSc Nursing

  • Registered Midwife

  • MSc Advanced Nursing Practice

  • ENB A19 Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

External roles

  • External Examiner at the University of Salford for MSc Advanced Practice (Neonates), the neonatal modules of BSc Enhancing Professional Health Care Practice, and Examination of the Newborn modules at levels 6 and 7.

Awards and accolades

Current research projects include

  • The 'Hidden Art of the Lullaby' funded by Wellcome and Hull City of Culture 2017. Pilot study being undertaking in collaboration with Home Start (Hull), the Doula project and a local singing artist

  • 'Addressing barriers to post school aspirations and achievement in teenage girls', funded by Access to Higher Education at the University of Hull