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I joined the Joint faculty as a senior lecturer having worked previously in a teaching position at Kings College London.
Here I teach across the curriculum at undergraduate and post graduate level and in my role I provide high quality teaching and research to a diverse range of students.I am particularly interested in Public health and its role in midwifery and along side this smoking cessation and perinatal mental health, especially from fathers and people that identify as fathers points of view.
I am also very interested in the student voice and experience and my research is currently focused on partnership working with students around the admissions process.
I am the admissions tutor for our Midwifery courses and engage in widening participation with both our Joint Universities as well as strengthening our links with local schools and Universities. To support this widening participation work I am also a Health Ambassador with Health Education England.
Senior Lecturer in Midwifery
My research interests are currently focused on student/staff partnership working.In this view I am working along side a research collaborator Anne Preston on fostering staff and student partnership in the processes of student recruitment in Midwifery.In the HE sector, there is a tradition of inviting medical students to be part of the decision making processes for student selection but to date,Midwifery students have only been involved in a non-decision making capacity. We decided to invite our students to join as partners in the process and become involved in the recruitment process as decision makers. In partnership with student action researchers, we have now started formally evaluate the processfrom the student perspective. Our aim is to get a more accurate picture of whether there are the specific benefits to students as they participate as partners and to understand what informs their specific collaborative decision making processes as recruiters. Our research questions have evolved intothe following:What is the nature and quality of student collaborative decision making processes?Do students benefit from the process of collaborative decision making and if so how?What emerging models of 'midwifery students as partners' come out of their practice as students recruiters and how what can other disciplines in higher education learn from our experience?
Forman, Jane, Harris, James M., Lorencatto, Fabiana, McEwen, Andy and Duaso, Maria J. (2017) National survey of smoking and smoking cessation education within UK midwifery school curricula. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 19(5), pp. 591-596. ISSN (print) 1462-2203
Polenz, Lai Yen, Forman, Jane and Marshall, Jayne E. (2019) Change and innovation in midwifery education and practice. In: Marshall, Jayne E., (ed.) Myles professional studies for contemporary midwifery education and practice : concepts and challenges. Edinburgh, U.K. : Elsevier. pp. 229-248. ISBN 9780702068607
Preston, Anne and Forman, Jane (2019) Students as decision makers in Midwifery student selection processes. In: UCL Education Conference 2019; 01 Apr 2019, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
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)
Forman, Jane, Duaso, Maria and Harris, James (2015) A review of the provision of smoking cessation education within UK midwifery school curricula. In: UK Nicotene & Smoking Cessation Conference; 11-12 Jun 2015, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)