Key Research Interests and Expertise

Awarded Teaching Fellowship to investigate and research the possibilities of using podcasting in teaching and learning (2007) 

Conducted small scale case study research project as dissertation for Masters Degree. This explored the perceptions and needs of student midwives and their mentors in relation to the curriculum. It was conducted using qualitative research methods and used a mixed method approach to data gathering. 

Jointly presented a paper at a regional conference in September 2011regarding the use of blended learning in the pre registration midwifery curriculum. 

Awarded a research fellowship grant of £20,000 in January 2013 by the Royal College of Midwives’ and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to conduct a one year pilot study examining whether the use of ‘red flags’ may help midwives to identify women who may be at risk of serious pathology in pregnancy. 

Young N. and Randall J. (2013) The use of Blended Learning to create a module about ill health during childbirth for pre registration midwifery students. Nurse Education in Practice March 2013 

Submitted abstract to International Midwives Conference in Maastricht -March 2013. 

February 2013- Visit to Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belgaum, India to form a collaboration and partnership to reinforce and make more robust the midwifery training in the institute. Submitted a grant application in April 2013 for £50,000 to continue this work.

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