Mrs Claire Mckellow

About

I joined the midwifery department at Kingston & St George's as a senior lecturer in 2016. I am currently the Course leader for pre registration Midwifery Courses and lead on the Bodies and Birth Midwifery Modules. I am also involved within the Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) Module and take on the PMA role for students and staff within the department. I initially qualified as a nurse in 2003 and then undertook my Masters degree shortly after in 2004. I  later completed my Midwifery training and have been a practicing midwife since in various roles within the NHS. My roles have included clinical governance support midwife, practice development midwife and delivery suite coordinator. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

Qualifications

  • SEDA Award; Introduction to Learning & Teaching
  • Professional Midwifery Advocate (Bridging Course)
  • Midwives Examination of the Newborn
  • BSc(Hons), Midwifery, Kingston University
  • Mentorship for Contemporary Practice
  • MA, Health Studies, Brighton University
  • BSc(Hons), Adult Nursing, Kingston University
  • Undertaking Doctorate of Education

Teaching and learning

Mckellow, C. (2021) Can the use of gamification enhance experience and deepen knowledge in midwifery education? MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 31:2. 2021

Mckellow, C. (2018) Gamification in Midwifery Education – Presentation at the International Midwifery Education Conference.

Forman, J, Gamble, T, Gillman, L, Mckellow, C & Sutherland, S. (2021) Assessment Innovation - Presentation for the Torch bearer celebration of good practise by Advanced HE.

Qualifications and expertise

  • Professional Midwifery Advocate & Restorative Clinical Supervision
  • Complicated Midwifery Care
  • Bodies and Birth Anatomy & Physiology Modules Lead

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Mckellow, C. (2019) Professional Midwifery Advocates in the university setting; preparing students for newly qualified life. The Practising Midwife. Nov 2019.

Capito, C, Keegan, C, Lachanudis, L, Mckellow, C. & Tyler (2022) Professional midwifery advocates: delivering restorative clinical supervision. Nursing Times Vol 118 Issue 2. Feb (2022) – My Contribution was how restorative Clinical supervision has been designed within the PMA training programme and the innovation to move these techniques online.

Marshal, J, Mckellow, C & Muleya, P. (2019) Mentorship, preceptorship and coaching in Midwifery education and practice Chapter in Myles professional Studies for Education and Practice, Elsevier Publishing. UK.

Mckellow, C (2016) Peer Review: Evidence or Enthusiasm? Why yields from UK new-born screening programmes for congenital hypothyroid are increasing. MIDIRS. June 2016. Volume 26 (2)