Bec Holmes

Midwifery Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery


  • BSc (University of Hull)
  • PCAP (University of Hull)


Bec qualified as a Midwife at the University of Hull in 2009. She then worked at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, initially, as a rotational midwife before becoming a community midwife in 2012. She returned to education to study mentorship, enabling her to better support students in practice. In 2019 she became a Junior Sister within Community Midwifery where she was involved in the role out of a new IT system and then the development of the regions first Continuity of Carer Midwifery team. From 2020-2021 she was seconded to work regionally, undertaking a scoping exercise of Maternity Support Workers (MSWs) within the three regional NHS Trusts. She was later seconded in 2021-2022 as the Alcohol Prevention Lead for the Local Maternity and Neonatal System.

She joined the University of Hull as a Midwifery Lecturer in 2022 to follow her passion for educating the future midwives. Since joining the University she has developed a new, standalone, module for MSWs to develop the staff of local NHS Trusts, following on from the initial scoping exercise she did in 2020/21. She is also the module leader for Essential Skills for Midwifery 6 which builds on the knowledge final year students have, preparing them for the responsibility and accountability they will have upon registration as midwives. She also teaches across several other modules of the Midwifery programme and is a link lecturer for the Labour Ward at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Postgraduate Certificate of Academic Practice has inspired me to want to develop my knowledge around adult learning, specifically in relation to health care professionals. To continue this development an application is being made to Hull York Medical School to undertake the MSc Health Professions Education from September 2024.

Research interests

Development of Maternity Support Workers

Education of healthcare professionals


Breastfeeding and the public opinion of infant feeding

Support of vulnerable families within midwifery

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council