Helen Jeffrey

Midwifery Lecturer

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Department of Midwifery

Contact Details

email: h.jeffrey@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 852637

Helen has just moved into education full time from clinical practice, having worked since 2007 as a midwife both within a busy teaching hospital and as part of a dedicated home birth team.

She has had a lifelong interest in parental and adult education and is passionate about supporting students to develop into confident practitioners who can support women and families to make the care choices that meet their individual needs.


  • Professional Midwifery Advocate, University of Worcester 2021
  • Examination of the Newborn, Birmingham City University 2016
  • Advanced Diploma in Midwifery, Nottingham University 2007
  • BSc (Hons) Geology, Durham University 1993

Teaching Interests

  • Skills
  • Home birth
  • ‘Low risk’ labour care
  • Upright physiological breech birth
  • Facilitating implementing ‘low risk’ labour care skills for women with additional complications
  • Birth outside of guidance

Research Interests

  • OptiBreech trial

Member of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the Royal College of Midwives
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council registrant

External Roles

  • Honorary contract with Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust