Mrs Claire Mckellow


I joined the midwifery department at Kingston University 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 practising 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


  • 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)