Judy Lane

A woman with platinum hair and glasses in a black top

Senior Lecturer

Department of Midwifery

Contact Details

email: j.lane@worc.ac.uk

Judy has recently joined the midwifery teaching team and will be leading a module on the BSc programme. She followed a nursing route into midwifery, qualifying in 1997. Since then, she has worked in a variety of roles for NHS Trusts in Birmingham and Worcestershire, including Labour Ward co-ordinator, and manager of an alongside midwife-led unit. Her latest role was as team leader for multi-professional education and lead Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) at Birmingham Women’s & Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.


An opportunity to teach student midwives at the university several years ago ignited a passion for teaching and Judy is thrilled to have staged a comeback! She is committed to empowering students to become the best practitioners they can be, using her experience and skills as a clinician, manager and PMA to provide support and guidance.


  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • Diploma in HE, Worcester College of Higher Education (now University of Worcester)
  • BSc (hons) Midwifery, University of central England (now Birmingham City University)
  • MSc Advancing Practice, University of Worcester (including PGCert in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education)

Teaching Interests

  • Midwifery clinical skills, including simulation
  • Professionalism
  • Professional Advocacy
  • Team working
  • Low risk labour care
  • Choice in pregnancy and birth

Research Interests

Judy’s dissertation for her Masters was an exploration of the influencers for newly qualified midwives’ decision to seek work within a Continuity of Carer team. 

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • NMC registered
  • Royal College of Midwives