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Dr Elizabeth Cluett PhD, MSc, RM, RGN, PCGEA

Lead Midwife for Education, Senior Lecturer

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Dr Elizabeth Cluett is a Senior lecturer and Lead Midwife for Education, within Health Sciences, University of Southampton. As a practising midwife and an experienced educationally focused academic, Elizabeth’s role is to lead on the development and provision of high quality education based on best evidence, so contributing to the develop of current and future health care practitioners, particularly midwives, so through their learning the quality of client care is enhanced.

High quality midwifery care is based on excellence in education and research for individuals’ committed to excellence and compassionate care.

My professional background is as a nurse and midwife, with academic activity linked to the following areas;

Research interests

Water immersion in labour and birth
Pain in labour and birth
Care of women with complex pregnancies and births

Research group

The Lead Midwife for Education encompasses strategic leadership, development and support of Midwifery programmes within  Health Sciences,  working with the professional regulator nationally, and I link with the International confederation of Midwives. With the school I  lead midwifery modules, and support students from undergraduate through to doctorate  levels.

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Book Chapter

  • Boxall, S., & Cluett, E. R. (2009). Fetal medicine. In M. Hall, A. Noble, & S. Smith (Eds.), A Foundation for Neonatal Care: a Multi-Disciplinary Approach (pp. 1-40). Oxford, GB: Radcliffe Publishing Oxford..


Wide range of topics across research and midwifery related topics from undergraduate to doctorate level studies.

Dr Elizabeth Cluett
University of Southampton Health Sciences Building 67 Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ tel; 023 8059 7850

Room Number: 67/3031

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