Barbara Heywood

Barbara Heywood


Department of Midwifery

Contact Details

tel: 01905 542638

Barbara joined the teaching team in July and lectures in Midwifery here at University Worcester. Barbara was a Community Midwife for eleven years prior to this. Before she became a midwife she taught Media Studies in Further Education, so it’s been an interesting journey from practicing to now teaching the subject. Barbara is also a student here at the university working towards a MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice.



  • BA(Hons) Media and Communication
  • PGCE
  • MA Women’s Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery

Teaching Interests

Barbara is the Module lead for BMID 1001 Foundation Midwifery skills and BMID 1005 Foundation Midwifery Practice. She is very interested in the Neonate and helps deliver BMID 2003 Additional care of the Neonate and BMID 3003 Holistic Examination of the Newborn.

Research Interests

Barbara is particularly interested in looking at alternative care pathways for prolonged pregnancy other than Induction. She is planning on researching this for her master’s dissertation.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Royal College of Midwives (RCM).


Barbara is about to be published for the first time, very exciting. Her report on how Restorative Clinical Supervision could help the older midwife working through the menopause will appear in MIDIRS.