Dr Rosalind Weston


Senior Lecturer

Department of Midwifery

Contact Details

email: rosalind.weston@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542448

I moved into Higher Education 12 years ago. Previous to this I worked in clinical practice in England, Wales and Scotland as a midwife, predominantly in remote and rural areas. I also worked as an independent midwife for 12 years. I have a special interest in storytelling and use this frequently in my teaching. I completed a Doctorate in Education in 2018. This explored 3rd year midwifery students’ views and experiences of stories and storytelling as a means for learning.  I enjoy facilitating skills and simulation, supervising students in their undergraduate Independent Studies, and preparing students to be accountable, compassionate midwifery practitioners.


  • Registered Midwife
  • Doctor of Education (Open University)
  • Postgraduate Graduate Certificate In Learning and Teaching (H.E), Canterbury Christchurch University, 2008
  • NMC Lecturer /Practice Educator,Canterbury Christ Church University, 2008
  • Masters in Midwifery (Distinction), Glasgow Caledonian University, 2007
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery (1st Class), Staffordshire University, 2000


Teaching & Research


  • Year Three Module Lead
  • Lead for September midwifery cohorts 
  • Independent Study Supervisor
  • Skills and simulation
  • Lead for Baby-Friendly Initiative: UK
  • 2016 Iolanthe Midwifery Award winner and Anne Stuart Award


  • Phenomenography
  • Narrative Inquiry
  • Stories
  • Storytelling

Professional experience

Ros has worked in England, Wales and Scotland as a midwife, predominantly in remote and rural practice. She was an independent midwife for twelve years. She has a particular interest in home births, water births and birth centres.

Ros moved into Higher Education ten years ago. She has a special interest in storytelling and uses this frequently in her teaching. She enjoys teaching skills and simulation, along with preparing students to be competent, compassionate practitioners.


Weston, R (2012) Telling stories, hearing stories; The value to midwifery students, Part 2 British Journal of Midwifery, Vol 20 No 1 pp. 41-49

Weston, R (2011) Midwifery Students significant birth stories: telling the drama, Part 1 British Journal of Midwifery, Vol 19 no 12 pp. 729-736

Weston, R. (2011) Book review: Contemporary Issues in Breastfeeding Practice and Policy. Dalzell, J. Rogerson, E. Martindale, L. (Eds) Radcliffe Publishing. Oxford, in City Health Journal, Birmingham City University Vol 2 (1) p.16

Weston R (2010) Networking for Health Education Conference report Centre for Health and Social Care Research Newsletter, November 2010 p.9

Weston, R. (2004) When Birth goes wrong. In Wickham, S. (Ed) (2004). Midwifery Best Practice. Vol.2 Hale, Books for Midwives.

Weston, R. (2004) Normal Childbirth: The Midwife Practitioners View. In Wickham, S. (Ed) (2004). Midwifery Best Practice, Vol.2 Hale, Books for Midwives.

Weston, R. (2001) The influence of birth stories from friends and family members on primigravid women, MIDIRS Midwifery Digest (11) pp. 495-501.

External Responsibilities

  • External Examiner: Plymouth University 
  • External Examiner: University of Central Lancashire