Nicky is a Senior Lecturer, Lead Midwife for Education and the Head of department for Midwifery and Child Health at the University of Hull. Nicky provides professional advice at strategic and operational levels and takes full responsibility for the impact of midwifery practice, midwifery research and midwifery education within the Faculty.
Nicky has significant experience in Higher education, having worked in HE since 1990. Nicky is a member of the NHS England’s taskforce for developing a New Model of Supervision and is co-chair of the education workstream. Nicky chairs the LME strategic reference group; is a member of the NMC Education stakeholder forum to provide input and have oversight of the NMC’s education framework and is a member of the CoDH Midwifery advisory group working on the vision for the future midwife.
Nicky qualified as a registered general nurse in 1982 and her first midwife teacher post was in 1990. Nicky has undertaken many national and international external collaborations, working in the UK and across Europe and Asia providing expert advice on programme approvals in midwifery, and also undertaking institutional quality assurance reviews across the UK and Croatia.