Florence Makinde


My professional career started as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1990. I had previously worked abroad and trained as a nurse for three years, before returning to the UK to  pursue my dream career. My enthusiasm of caring for others and wanting to gain more knowledge, encouraged me to commence the post registration training as a midwife, at the Florence Nightingale Institute, King's College Hospital London. Once registered with the NMC, I decided to enjoy the profession and gain clinical experience and expertise in practice for over 20 years. 

During the years of professional service, I thoroughly enjoyed teaching my colleagues and learning new practical skills, especially obstetric emergencies within the NHS. I was called upon to attend several International training programmes, where I adopted learning tools and coping strategies for helping mothers survive. As an academic, I have taught nursing associates as a senior lecturer and continue to facilitate and empower my professional colleagues in other developing countries. My ambition and research interest is to support the reduction of maternal mortality by helping mothers survive during childbirth. 

Teaching the hands-on skills module MPP2B is motivating and inspiring as it will engage midwifery students to understand their roles in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards of Proficiency and become effective practitioners within their remits. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer Midwifery


  • RGN
  • RM (Diploma)
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • MSc Health & Social Care Leadership
  • PGCE

Teaching and learning

Professional Lecturer with experience at FE level to Higher Education University settings for four years..  


Interested in research and planning to study further to explore midwifery solutions to global health and birthing problems. 

Business, knowledge transfer and international

Travelled to support teaching of obstetric emergencies in developing countries. Gained valuable insight into support of global midwifery practice and the challenges of infant and maternal mortality. 

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

An Experienced Clinical Midwife with normal birthing to obstetric emergency management in the NHS and abroad. 

Leadership and management

Worked as a senior midwife in the NHS - run consultant clinics and led on the Day Assessment Unit at various NHS Hospitals.