Portrait of Miss Charlotte Anne Kenyon Miss Charlotte Anne Kenyon

c.kenyon@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473645



Biography

Charlotte Kenyon is a registered midwife with experience in a variety of clinical settings. Her main area of practice is the labour and birth environment. She is also a Supervisor of Midwives within Yorkshire and Humber. Her interests are in supporting women’s choice and facilitating safe care for women who make less common choices, integrating complementary therapies into conventional maternity care to promote normal birth and positive experiences of pregnancy and working with women who have fear and anxiety related to birth. She has a keen interest in the media impact on women’s perceptions and expectations of birth.

Charlotte has been a lecturer in midwifery since 2006 and has focused her development of education practices related to clinical skills facilitation and objective structured clinical assessments. She has developed initiatives in the use of digital fluency in midwifery education and development of study skills and professional identity through development and use of peer assisted support networks for midwifery students. Other areas of interest are health policy development and the impact of change and Charlotte has maximised this interest through teaching and module leadership of large interprofessional policy education modules. In her previous role she won the Interprofessional Education Award in 2009 and was nominated by students as an Inspirational Teacher in 2012.

Research and Scholarship

Scholarship:

  • Woman centred care
  • Women’s experiences of childbirth
  • Normalising birth
  • Supporting birth choice
  • Fear and anxiety of birth
  • Integration of complementary and alternative medicine to promote normal birth

Research:

  • Action research considering student engagement through facilitating large group learning contracts and progress review (2012)
  • Systematic review of integration of massage therapy in maternity care to support perinatal mental health (2012)
  • Prospective study of confidence levels associated with OSCE assessment and attainment within pre-registration midwifery programmes (2010/11)
  • Action research exploring advanced clinical skills activities among pre-registration student midwives. This project led to curriculum and teaching development for a range of clinical skills teaching (2009)
  • Systematic review of problem-based learning in pre-registration midwifery education (2008)

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2015

Kenyon, C., Marshall, J. and Hogarth, S. (2015) ‘Challenges of mentorshipThe Practising Midwife , 18 (3), pp. 36-40. ISSN 1461-3123

Teaching and Professional Activities

Teaching and academic responsibilities:

  • Link Tutor at Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust
  • Supervisor of Midwives
  • Route leader MSc Advancing Midwifery Practice

Module leader:

  • HHM 1002 Assessment and Examination of the Newborn