Lys-Marie Williams

Midwifery Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery


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


I have dedicated more than 20 years of my career to clinical practice within the NHS working as a Nurse, Health Visitor and most recently a Midwife. As a clinician and professional midwifery advocate (PMA) I became all to aware of the pressures and challenges faced by the profession. I believed that it could be and deserved to be better. It was this passion and hope that led me to education. I consider there to be no greater privilege than to help inform, shape and commit to my profession, by guiding, inspiring and supporting its future members, the students!

I am alumni of the University of Hull and as such I am always striving to learn and be more. I have just completed the Postgraduate certificate in Academic practice which will gain me FHEA status. My current project is a MSc in Safeguarding in and International Context. I enjoy learning and utilise new knowledge and skills to support my teaching. I currently teach on both the undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery programmes. I particularly enjoy teaching about human factors, emergencies management and recognition of the deteriorating patient. I enjoy simulation and small group teaching, giving the learners time to experience different situations, make mistakes and ask questions in a safe environemnt.

Research interests

I am extremely interested in subjects such as human factors, incivility and education and exploring the current culture within clinical work of having no time to reflect and process, the “I’m fine” culture, and how these impact clinical performance, safety and staff retention.

I am also interested in the safeguarding of children and adults. I am currently completing and MSc in Safeguarding in an International Context.

Membership/Fellowship of professional body



Nursing and Midwifery Council


Registered Midwife Registered Adult Nurse