Dr Tina Dennis

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Senior Lecturer

Midwifery

Contact Details

email: t.dennis@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855406

Tina has had the pleasure of being involved in the education of midwives since 1995 when she began her teaching career at the Middlesex University, London.

Tina is a highly motivated and experienced midwifery educationalist with expertise in curriculum design, development and delivery. She is committed to ensuring that at the point of qualification our students are capable, competent and caring Midwives, able to provide the safe and compassionate care that women and their babies demand.

Tina is enthusiastic and passionate about ensuring that students experience the best possible learning experience enabling them to achieve their full potential during their journey to graduation. As a Professional Midwifery Advocate providing student support and promoting student well-being is central to what Tina does.

Qualifications

  • Registered General Nurse, Royal Free Hospital London
  • Registered Midwife, Whittington Hospital London
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Social Sciences (Health Studies), University of North London
  • Post Graduate Certificate Education Adults, University of Surrey
  • MSc Reproduction and Health, Cardiff University
  • Professional Midwifery Advocate, University of Worcester.
  • Doctor of Advanced Healthcare Practice, Cardiff University.

Teaching & Research

Teaching:

Tina has experience of teaching all elements of midwifery education; her particular passion and expertise aligns to the following subjects:

  • Enquiry-based learning
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Normal birth
  • Newborn and infant physical health assessment
  • Professional Advocacy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Skills simulation

She is experienced in the delivery and development of our enquiry based learning curriculum and consider students to be active partners in their learning.

 

Research :
Tina is an aspiring qualitative researcher. She has recently completed her  Professional Doctorate in Advanced Healthcare Practice at Cardiff University.

Tina's thesis was entitled:

'An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Midwives’ Experiences of Promoting Normal Birth in an Alongside Midwife Unit in the United Kingdom'

Tina is an an active member of the Department of Nursing and Midwifery research community

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Tina has been a qualified midwife since 1985 and has considerable experience in all aspects of midwifery practice in both acute and community settings.

During her career Tina has gained experience of co-ordinating delivery suits, caring for women experiencing complex pregnancy and birth; managing antenatal clinics and fulfilling the role of the community midwife, caring for women experiencing uncomplicated pregnancy and birth and facilitating home births. The majority of Tina's clinical midwifery practice was undertaken in inner London.

Publications

Conference Presentations

2019  International Royal College of Midwives Research Conference - Poster Presentation

Publications

Dennis, T. (2019) Can restorative clinical supervision effectively contribute to the improvement of cultural cohesion in a maternity service implementing the midwifery led continuity of carer model of midwifery? MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 29 (4) 433-437.

Martin T, Stephens L , Dennis T, (2018) Introduction and background to the role of professional midwifery advocate. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 28(2) 161-163.

External Responsibilities

External Examiner BSc (Hons) Midwifery University of Chester