Dr Lindsay Gillman


My professional life started in the NHS in 1986, as a student nurse at King's College Hospital. My early career focused accident and emergency nursing, after which I made the move to primary care and worked as a practice nurse prior to training to be a midwife in 1993. 

I have been a member of the Faculty since 2002, initially as an honorary lecturer whilst working clinically as a midwife, followed by posts as a Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer. My current role includes having responsibility for Teaching and Learning and the student experience in the School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work in addition to teaching on the BMid and MMid programmes and continuing professional development modules. 

I have held secondments funded by Health Education England, first to develop the Pan London Midwifery Practice Assessment Document (MPLPAD) and subsequently the national Midwifery Ongoing Record of Achievement (MORA), now used to assess students midwives in practice by all universities across England and Northern Ireland. 

My PhD research explored midwives' decision making in relation to perineal care in the second stage of labour and the pedagogical theory of threshold concepts. My current research interests include midwifery practice assessment of proficiency, student preparation for assessment and perineal care in the second stage of labour.

Academic responsibilities

School Director Learning & Teaching


  • PhD
  • MSc Research Methods (Education)
  • BSc (Hons) Health Studies
  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • FHEA

Teaching and learning

I contribute to teaching on the pre-registration undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery programmes and post-registration modules, with a focus on anatomy and physiology and midwifery profession and practice. I also co-lead a module on the first year of the EdD programme.

Qualifications and expertise

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • FHEA

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


My current research activity includes leading a collaborative evaluation of the Midwifery Ongoing Record of Achievement (MORA) with colleagues in universities across England and Northern Ireland.

Areas of specialism

  • Midwifery decision-making during labour to reduce perineal injury
  • Assessment of proficiency for pre-registration midwifery students


Number of items: 5.


Scamell, Mandie, Thornton, Jim, Hales, Katherine, Renfew, Mary, Dahlen, Hannah, Jowit, Margret, Downe, Soo, Gillman, Lindsay, Grace, Nicky, Wiseman, Octavia, Forman, Jane, Grace, Nicky, Davis, Deborah, Madeley, Anna‐Marie, Chippington, Debbie, Lawther, Lorna and Burns, Ethel (2022) Impact of a quality improvement project to reduce the rate of obstetric anal sphincter injury : a multicentre study with a stepped‐wedge design. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 129(1), pp. 174-175. ISSN (print) 1470-0328

Baker, Natasha, Gillman, Lindsay and Coxon, Kirstie (2020) Assessing mental health during pregnancy : an exploratory qualitative study of midwives’ perceptions. Midwifery, 86, p. 102690. ISSN (print) 0266-6138

Book Section

Gillman, Lindsay (2019) Care of the childbearing woman. In: Elcock, Karen , Wright, Wendy , Newcombe, Paul and Everett, Fiona, (eds.) Essentials of nursing adults. London, U.K. : Sage Publications Ltd. pp. 263-280. ISBN 9781473974197

Conference or Workshop Item

Marshall, Jayne, Forman, Jane, Sims, Georgina, Gillman, Lindsay J and Aubrey, Dawn (2015) The Baby Friendly Initiative in practice: A pan London development. In: Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative Conference 2015; 18-19 Nov 2015, Harrogate, U.K.. (Unpublished)


Gillman, Lindsay (2021) The culture and context of minimising perineal injury during physiological birth : an ethnographic study. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .

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Leadership and management

As School Director of Learning and Teaching, I have responsibility for the quality of the teaching and learning in the School of Education, Midwifery and Social Care.