Mrs Louise Jolly


Before entering into academia, I worked for over 10 years within front line maternity services, in a variety of roles, including, volunteer maternity assistant, maternity support worker and as a midwife. Midwifery runs in my family, with my sister being a midwife and also my great grandmother.  

As a midwife, I worked as part of an integrated team providing continuity of carer to women and their families throughout the childbirth continuum, rotating between the inpatient and community settings. Safety and improving outcomes for women and infants has always been at the heart of my work. I specialised in the leadership role of Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA), NIPE practitioner, Research Midwife and also translator for Russian and German speaking women. At the same time, my interest in midwifery education grew and I became an Hourly Paid Lecturer (HPL) in December 2020 for the midwifery department at Kingston and I assisted with a wide range of teaching activities and running of the KU Midwifery Society. Subsequently, I joined the midwifery department as a lecturer at Kingston in May 2023 on a permanent basis. 

In my role as midwifery lecturer, my aim is to support and educate students to become safe, effective, knowledgeable and highly skilled midwife practitioners, who provide women- centred, compassionate and individualised care. I am highly motivated to discover new innovative teaching methods for midwifery students. The focus of my latest research, as part of the final module of my MSc, is into student midwives experiences of high- fidelity simulation. I am planning to continue to work as a clinical midwife on an ad-hoc basis. 

Recent publication: 

Jolly, L and Gregory, J (2023) 'Midwives experiences of safer infant sleep discussions at a southwest London Hospital: a work based learning project' MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 33:3

Academic responsibilities

Midwifery Lecturer


  • Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA)
  • NIPE Midwife
  • MSc Student
  • BSc Midwifery
  • BA Joint Hons Intensive Beginners Russian and German

Teaching and learning


Jolly, L and Gregory, J (2023) 'Midwives experiences of safer infant sleep discussions at a southwest London Hospital: a work based learning project' MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 33:3

I am a MSc student with the faculty. I will complete 2024.  

My capstone project is entitled ' Student midwives experiences of high fidelity simulation- a systematic review' 

Qualifications and expertise

  • MSc Healthcare Practice with Midwifery

Leadership and management

Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA)