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Ellie Sonmezer

Lecturer/Practitioner in Midwifery

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 855382

I am the Midwifery Lecturer Practitioner for Worcester University. I have trained as both a Nurse and a Midwife and have been a Midwife for 14 years. During my career I have worked in all clinical areas including several years as a core member on a Midwifery Led unit. In addition to my clinical role, I have been a research Midwife facilitating national and International research studies. I also have several years experience in being a Practice Development Midwife. My role as a Practice Development Midwife involved coordinating and facilitating the education program to all maternity staff, coordinating guideline development and supporting newly qualified midwives in their preceptorship. I am a Faculty and committee member for the PROMPT maternity foundation and I enjoy training maternity professionals in emergency skills. I am passionate about advocating for women’s informed choices. I love both teaching and working clinically.


BSc (Hons) Midwifery, City University, London      
BSc (Hons) Nursing, Kingston University, London
Diploma of Higher Education Nursing (Distinction), Kingston University, London
Examination of the Newborn, Bournemouth University
Teaching and Assessing, University of West of England, Bristol
Preparation for Supervisor of Midwives, University of West of England, Bristol
PROMPT Maternity Foundation Faculty Member
Scottish Multi Professional Maternity Development Programme Instructor (Examination of the Newborn)   
Neonatal Life Support    
PROMPT (obstetric emergencies management)    
GCP in Research (5 day) University Hospitals Bristol

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research


Practice Development Midwife, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust. Teaching obstetric emergencies, Newborn Examination, Suturing, Neonatal life support, Manual handling, Cannulation and other key clinical skills
PROMPT faculty member teaching maternal emergency teamwork training
University of Worcester as an associate lecturer teaching various topics on the undergraduate midwifery program 


Research Midwife in Gloucester for Pre-term Pre-Labour Rupture Of Membranes close to Term trial (PPROMT) portfolio research from Royal North Shore Hospital, Australia. ISRCTN: 44485060
Research midwife for Gloucester on BUMPES (Peter Brocklehurst-UCL) ISRCTN 35706297
Research midwife for Gloucester on New methods for detecting problems in pregnancy (Lyn Chitty- UCL)
Assisted as Research Midwife with The active ingredients of effective teamwork and leadership in maternity: exploratory study to inform the development of an NIHR proposal in 2009-2010        


Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council

Registered with the Royal College of Midwives



Sonmezer, E. (2017) Choice, informed consent and risk-managing women’s care choices in the absence of midwifery supervision: the Birth Choice Clinic. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest   27:3 2017.

PROMPT (2017) PROMPT Trainer’s manual. 3rd Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.- Contributor.Contributor to PROMPT 3 Train the Trainers manual 

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

PROMPT Maternity Foundation Faculty Member