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Dr Lesley Kay

Associate Professor (Teaching and Learning) Midwifery

About

I am an Associate Professor in Midwifery with a teaching and learning focus. In my role I provide high quality teaching, research and professional activity to the benefit of a diverse range of students and colleagues. As a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy I act as an exemplar for my peers demonstrating a commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience. I am responsible for identifying, promoting and delivering best, innovative and inclusive practice in teaching and learning. In relation to research I conduct high quality research and develop and submit bids for funding from research councils and other bodies. I am also responsible for attracting, recruiting and supervising research students, acting as lead supervisor, and developing a sustained track record of publishing the outputs of my research activity. I am the Postgraduate and Workforce Development Lead for the Midwifery Department which involves working with colleagues within the Faculty, and with local service providers, to ensure that the next generation of healthcare professionals have the right skills to deliver quality care. I share best educational practices and actively contribute to the quality assurance process in the wider midwifery education community, working as an External Examiner at University College Cork.

Areas of specialism

  • Midwifery
  • Normality
  • Birth Stories
  • Global Midwifery
  • Higher Education
  • Regulation
  • Qualitative Research
  • Phenomenology
  • Hermeneutics

Qualifications

  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • PhD Midwifery
  • Recordable Teacher Qualification
  • Master of Studies Primary and Community Care
  • Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education
  • Registered Midwife
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • BA (Hons) English Literature

Professional membership

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Nursing and Midwifery Council Recordable Teaching Qualification

Registered Midwife

Research

My research interests are centred on women's expectations and experiences of birth, perinatal mental health, the arts and midwifery, global and respectful midwifery care. I am a peer reviewer for 'BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth', 'Healthcare Education' and 'Women and Birth'.

Publications

Number of items: 42.

Article

Kay, Lesley and Calonder, Caroline (2019) 'dis ɔhord' : one woman’s experience of confronting and understanding the lived experience of birth. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 29(1), pp. 90-94. ISSN (print) 0961-5555 (In Press)

Sheehan, Elaine, Khalil, Asma and Kay, Lesley (2019) Using a smartphone app to identify signs of pre-eclampsia and/or worsening blood pressure. British Journal of Midwifery, 27(2), pp. 92-99. ISSN (print) 0969-4900

Kay, Lesley, Downe, Soo, Thomson, Gill and Finlayson, Kenny (2017) Engaging with birth stories in pregnancy : a hermeneutic phenomenological study of women’s experiences across two generations. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17(283), ISSN (online) 1471-2393

Kay, Lesley (2017) Studying for a doctorate : wanting a strong voice. The Practising Midwife, 20(4), pp. 18-20. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2012) Self-evaluation: a specific session. The Practising Midwife, 15(4), pp. 21-23. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2011) The role of the personal tutor. The Practising Midwife, 14(8), pp. 36-38. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2011) Learner evaluation including design, use and evaluation of an appropriate tool. The Practising Midwife, 14(7), pp. 33-34. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2011) Assessing and implementing approved assessment procedures. The Practising Midwife, 14(1), pp. 29-30. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2011) Participation in and a critical review of educational audit. The Practising Midwife, 14(3), pp. 31-32. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2010) 'Leading other midwives': experience of midwife team leaders. British Journal of Midwifery, 18(12), pp. 764-769. ISSN (print) 0969-4900

Kay, Lesley (2010) Donning the mask. The Practising Midwife, 13(4), p. 25. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2010) Evaluating a module. The Practising Midwife, 13(10), pp. 34-35. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2010) Not such a different role. The Practising Midwife, 13(7), p. 46. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2009) Sink or swim? The Practising Midwife, 12(11), p. 30. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2009) Still a midwife? The transition from clinician to educator. The Practising Midwife, 12(8), p. 26. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Book

Kay, Lesley (2011) An ethnographic inquiry exploring the experience of midwifery leaders: leading other midwives. Saarbrücken, Germany : Lambert Academic. ISBN 3845439963

Book Section

Kay, Lesley, Hundley, Vanora and Tsekulova, Nadia (2019) Media representations of childbirth. In: Downe, Soo and Byrom, Sheena, (eds.) Squaring the circle : normal birth research, theory and practice in a technological age. London, U.K. : Pinter & Martin. pp. 130-139. ISBN 9781780664408

Byrom, Sheena and Kay, Lesley (2011) Midwifery leadership: theory, practice and potential. In: Downe, Soo , Byrom, Sheena and Simpson, Louise, (eds.) Essential midwifery practice : leadership, expertise and collaborative working. Chichester, U.K. : Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 7-22. ISBN 9781405184311

Conference or Workshop Item

Kay, Lesley (2019) Respectful maternity care : mapping current global initiatives designed to achieve a positive experience of childbirth, reduce interventions without clinical benefit or increase access to high quality maternity care. In: 14th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference; 17-19 Jun 2019, Grange-over-Sands, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Healy, Maria and Kay, Lesley (2019) Normal birth strategy symposium. In: 14th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference; 17-19 June 2019, Grange-over-Sands, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2018) Fostering a creative approach : engaging students and equipping them with skills to positively contribute to, and work in, a global and diverse environment. In: 2nd International Midwifery Education Conference 2018 : Bournemouth University Second International Midwifery Education Conference: What Works in Midwifery Education?; 05-06 Jul 2018, Bournemouth, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2018) Fostering a creative approach: engaging students and equipping them with skills to positively contribute to and work in a global and diverse environment. In: Festival of Learning (KUFoL18) : Supporting Student Success through Excellence in Learning and Teaching; 27 Jun 2018, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2018) ‘dis ͻhord’: one woman’s experience of confronting and understanding the lived experience of birth. In: Department of Midwifery Annual Conference : 'I Have a Voice'; 14 Feb 2018, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2017) Engaging with the 'modern birth story' in pregnancy : everydayness, absorption and the 'idle talk' of birth. In: 12th International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference; 02-04 Oct 2017, Grange Over Sands, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2017) From meta-synthesis to hermeneutic review : a PhD student's journey. In: 12th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference; 02-04 Oct 2017, Grange-over-Sands, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley and Calonder, Caroline (2017) ‘dis ͻhord' : one woman's experience of confronting and understanding the lived experience of birth. In: 12th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference; 02-04 Oct 2017, Grange-over-Sands, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2017) Engaging with the modern birth story in pregnancy : everydayness, absorption and the 'idle talk' of birth. In: 31st ICM Triennial Congress: Midwives - Making a Difference in the World; 18-22 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada. (Unpublished)

Wiltshire, Hermione, Kay, Lesley, Esegbona, Gloria, Gibbs, Rose, Knowles, Helen, Howell, Rosalind and Robinson, Jean (2017) Oxytocin, birthing the future. In: Oxytocin - Birthing the World; 03 Jun 2017, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2017) Engaging with the 'modern birth story' in pregnancy : everydayness, absorption and the 'idle talk' of birth. In: Hermeneutic Phenomenology Symposium; 06 Apr 2017, Preston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2016) Engaging with the modern birth story in pregnancy: everydayness, absorption and the idle talk of birth. In: Giving Voice to Our Experience: On Heidegger, Phenomenology and the Challenges of Language; 08-11 Aug 2016, Denver, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2016) Birth in the twilight of certainty. In: 31st ICM Triennial Congress : Midwives - Making a Difference in the World; 18 - 22 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2016) Hearing stories of birth in pregnancy: a hermeneutic phenomenological study of women's experiences across two generations. In: 11th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference; 10-13 Oct 2016, Sydney, Australia. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2015) Birth in the twilight of certainty. In: Making Parents? Human Reproduction and Family Life in Contemporary Society; 11 Dec 2015, Roehampton, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2015) Stories are difficult like that: a phenomenological study. In: Normal Labour and Birth: 10th Research Conference: Normal Birth; Into the Future; 15-17 Jun 2015, Grange Over Sands, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2013) Awash with information and looking for a lifeline. In: 8th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference : Getting it Right First Time : Normal Birth Research and the Individual, Family and Society; 05-07 June 2013, Grange Over Sands, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2011) Planning a metasynthesis of the literature: negotiating the meta-muddle! In: Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference 2011: Valuing Midwives: Improving Outcomes; 15-16 Nov 2011, Brighton, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Bottom, Helen and Kay, Lesley (2010) Belly dancing and true female power. In: Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference: Maternity Services in a Changing World; 16-17 Nov 2010, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2010) Starting the journey: formulating a research proposal for the purposes of a PHD. In: ICM 29th Triennial Congress: Midwives Tackling the 'Big 5' Globally; 19-23 June 2011, Durban, South Africa. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2010) Starting the journey: formulating an outline research proposal for the purposes of a PhD. In: Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference: Maternity Services in a Changing World; 16-17 Nov 2010, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2009) 'Leading other midwives'. A critical ethnographic inquiry, exploring the experience of midwife team leaders. In: Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference: Pioneering the Mother and Baby Pathway; 26-27 Nov 2009, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2009) A critical ethnographic inquiry exploring the experience of midwife team leaders. In: Women and Birth: Politics, Power and Practice : The 2nd Annual University of Worcester Birth Conference; 14-15 Jul 2009, Worcester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Thesis

Kay, Lesley (2016) Engaging with the 'modern birth story' in pregnancy: A hermeneutic phenomenological study of women's experiences across two generations. (PhD thesis), University of Central Lancashire, .

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