Portrait of Mrs Yvonne Susan Jarvis Mrs Yvonne Susan Jarvis

y.s.jarvis@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473528


  • 1986 - Senior Lecturer (part-time) - Division of Maternal and Child Health, University of Huddersfield
  • 1985 - Midwife Teacher - West Yorkshire College of Health Studies (a series of amalgamations resulted in my current position with the University of Huddersfield)
  • 1984 - Midwifery Sister - Pontefract General Infirmary
  • 1981 - Staff Midwife - Manygates Maternity Hospital and Pontefract General Infirmary
  • 1981 - Registered Midwife
  • 1980 - Registered General Nurse


  • 1985 - Full time Advanced Diploma in Midwifery
  • 1986 - Midwife Teachers Diploma
  • 1986 - Full time Teachers Certificate (Distinction Principles of Education, Credits Practice of Education and English). Awarding body - Bolton Institute Higher Education and Manchester University
  • 1991*- Bachelor in Education
  • 1993*- MSc Education/Management (Distinction Postgraduate phase)
  • 1996*- Postgraduate Diploma in Health Education and Health Promotion
  • 1998 - NVQ Assessors award Open University (OU) and the University of Huddersield
  • 2012 - OU Open First Class degree

*Awarding body - Leeds Metropolitan University

Research and Scholarship

I am interested in parenting and have previously begun preparatory research on fathering in pursuance of a PhD. I am also interested in health and wellbeing.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Jarvis, Y. and Marshall, J. (2014) ‘The role and responsibilities of a midwifery mentorThe Practising Midwife , 17 (9), pp. 34-38. ISSN 1461-3123


Jarvis, Y (2010) ‘Exploring relationships within a midwife-led unit in the North of England’. In: Personal and Public Lives: Exploring Relationships, Roles, and Responsibilities: An international and interdisciplinary conference, 7th - 9th September 2010, University of Huddersfield, UK


  • 1996 - Winner of the Milupa Educational Access Award and participated in a teaching fellowship project exploring a problem based learning approach to the delivery of the Health Promotion module
  • 2007 - Critical reader, revision of K301 course materials
  • 2010 - Developmental tester for K311 Promoting Public Health

Research Degree Supervision

I have supervised midwives completing bachelor degrees. Examples of projects include substance misuse, teenage pregnancy, one to one midwifery care. Outside of the University of Huddersfield I supervise projects from multidisciplinary students, including youth justice and social work.

Enterprise Activities

I used the educational award (see Esteem) to provide preparation for parenting sessions to support midwives in the clinical area.

Administrative Responsibilities

Prior to taking a part-time role I held year 2 and 3 leadership roles and represented the University of Huddersfield on the service users group. I currently serve on the Wakefield maternity service liaison committee and am also responsible for organising the annual multidisciplinary midwifery conference.

Teaching and Professional Activities

I am module leader to the the 'Public health aspects of midwifery practice' module HIM 1011. Prior to taking a part-time role I led the 'Preparation for parenting' module HHM 1023 and am now associate to this module. I facilitate a multi-professional group in the HIG 1001 module, with students from the fields of podiatry, mental health, learning disability, physiotherapy, adult and child branch nursing programmes. This is an online module which involves moderation of a social networking site. I facilitate a closed reflection learning group.

As link tutor to the Mid Yorkshire Trust I liaise, maintain and progress relationships between the University and mentors/clinicians, the co-ordination of student learning experiences, portfolio completion and assessment. I am also involved in distance learning outside of the University and am involved in modular meetings, planning assessment strategies and external examining and monitoring.