Miss Wendy Jessiman

Miss Wendy Jessiman

Lecturer

w.c.jessiman@stir.ac.uk + 44 (0) 1463 255614


Health Sciences (Highland & W.Isles) University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me

Clinical career

I developed my career in Adult Nursing specialising in Neuro-medical/Neuro-surgical Nursing, working full-time in units in Edinburgh, Glasgow and agency in Oxford. Thereafter I undertook midwifery education and practised full-time as a clinical midwife both in hospital and the community, latterly combining this with my interest in research. Currently as an experienced midwife, I fulfill a statutory appointment as a Supervisor of Midwives with NHS Highland.

Academic Career:

Lecturer

As an experinced nurse and midwife and academic I have developed numerous degree level modules and clinical study days for qualified staff in nursing and midwifery. As part of a small midwifery team , I was responsible for all aspects of the full-time Midwifery Diploma in Higher Education and since 2008 ensured the smooth running of the full-time BSc Midwifery Programme including, curriculum development, teaching, assessment, audit ofplacemnts. mentorship updates, and practic elearing experience.

From September 2013 due to changes in undergraduate midwifery education in Scotland I have became Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching and Chief Examiner, responsible for the delivery of modules and programmes across all 3 campuses.

My current School Responsibilities:

Faculty Chief Examiner

Lead Subject Chief Examiner in Health Sciences

Lead Assessment and Regulations in Health Sciences

Lead Assessment and Regulations in the transition to University of Highland and Islands

Teaching:

I facilitate and teach a variety of clinical and academic skills across a number of subject areas, in both Adult and Mental Health fields of the BSc Nursing programme. I developed and lead on the Perinatal Mental Health Curriculum within the undergraduate nursing programme on Highland Campus and in the postgraduate Health Visiting programme.

Module co-ordinator for SHSU001 Learning to Learn for Nurses a new module introduced in September 2016.

At present I am Cohort Lead for the 2014 Undergraduate students.

Student experience activities:

I lead The Undergraduate Mile a Day Initiative -TUMAD

Professional Activities:

I am currently a Reviewer for the British Journal of Midwifery

In 2001 I was appointed as a Supervisor of Midwives by NHS Highland and continue to fulfill this statutory role in my own time.

I advise on guidelines for the use of water in labour and birth and audit the use of a pool in Raigmore Hospital in Inverness

Research interests:

  • Use of water in labour and birth
  • Emotional wellbeing of women
  • Perinatal Mental Health


Membership of Professional Organisations:

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • University and College Union
  • Royal College of Midwives
  • Society of Reproductive and Infant Psychology

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