Dr Ellen Kitson-Reynolds is the Director of Programmes: Nursing and Midwifery, Midwifery Programme Manager and Principle Teaching Fellow in Health Sciences, University of Southampton and a Post-doctoral Clinical academic Midwife. Ellen’s clinical and published expertise covers clinical decision making, supporting newly qualified midwives and educational advances for pre-registration midwifery education, continuity of carer implementation in midwifery curriculum, bladder management linked to birth and a special interest in autistic spectrum disorders linked to maternity services.
"I passionately believe in supporting midwives to achieve their fullest potential that will positively impact women and their families through their pregnancy, birth and post-birth experiences and for the next generation of midwives to espouse the highest quality professional values."
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- Research into the experience of newly qualified midwives - International collaboration linked to transition from student to midwife
- Bladder management linked to the intrapartum period
- Service evaluations linked to enhanced recovery after planned caesarean sectionSupporting students to complete service evaluations in local NHS TrustsContinuity of Carer
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I am currently lecturing at the University of Southampton. I am also a Professional Midwifery Advocate for the Southampton area. My professional background is as a nurse and midwife, with academic activity linked to:
- All aspects of midwifery practice particularly supporting women’s choice and developing Continuity of Carer
- Professional regulation and standards including the support of midwives and nurses
- Clinical investigations and related legal aspects
- Clinical decision making and leadership teaching and learning for students, midwives and women
- Enhancing the student experience through videoed scenarios, case studies and individual experiences
- The transition of newly qualified midwives
- Safeguarding the public through risk management and education for practitioners
- Qualitative research – in particular Phenomenology
- Curriculum development
- Evidence based practice
- service evaluations
- Autism and inclusivity
- Continence technologies
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Director of Programmes: Nursing and Midwifery , Principal Teaching Fellow , Midwifery Programmes/Group Manager, Lead Midwife for Education, Professional Midwifery Advocate/Academic Lead for Managing Student , Incidents in Practice (Midwifery)
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