Portrait of Dr Julie Parkin Dr Julie Parkin

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j.c.parkin@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472942


I joined the university in 2002 and am currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery in the School of Human and Health Sciences. I have a wide range of experience of course and module leadership, teaching and developing assessments such as OSCE and oral examinations. I have supervised dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I qualified as a midwife 1986 and practised as a clinical midwife until 2002. I practised in all areas: antenatal / postnatal / SCBU / community / antenatal and fetal assessment unit, however,spent the last years in practice on delivery suite as a senior midwife. I was involved in the development of the Yorkshire Maternity Emergencies Training and was a supervisor of midwives within the local trust until 2015.

Research and Scholarship

  • 1982 Registered General Nurse
  • 1986 Registered Midwife
  • 2001 BSc (Hons) Health Care Studies (Midwifery). University of Huddersfield
  • 2005 Post Graduate Diploma Health Professional Education. University of Huddersfield
  • 2006 MSc Health Professional Education
  • 2007 Preparation of Supervisors of Midwifery Masters Level (40 credits)
  • 2007 ALSO Instructors Course and 1st taught course. Instructor status October 2007

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Parkin, J (2016) Clinical leadership on the labour ward Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.


Parkin, J. and Marshall, J. (2015) ‘Midwifery Basics: Assessing studentsThe Practising Midwife , 18 (1), pp. 36-39. ISSN 1461-3123


Samples, J. and Parkin, J. (2010) ‘Student Midwives Experiences of OSCEs for Developing Emergency Skills’. In: 2010 UK Simulation in Nursing Education Conference, 9-10 June 2010, University of Huddersfield


I have been the Lead Midwife for Education (LME) since 2014 and contribute to the LME Strategic Reference Group that liaises the Nursing and Midwifery Council and meets at the NMC headquarters in London bi-anually.

Research Degree Supervision

I completed my PhD in April 2017 with regard to clinical leadership on the labour ward. I am interested in qualitative research, critical ethnography and the use of Bourdieus' Theory of Practice as a means of analysing data.

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Teaching and Professional Activities

I am currently Year Three Leader of the undergraduate Midwifery Degree. I lead two year three modules: Promoting Normality for Women with Complex Needs and the practice module Preparing for Effective Midwifery Practice. I am associated with the year three inter-disciplinary research and post registration Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice modules. I am also the Disability Co-ordinator for Midwifery and co-ordinate the clinical skills teaching with two of my colleagues. In my LME role I am a member of our revalidation panel and have experience in subject review and course revalidation events within the university and as an external panel member. I am also a member of the School Board and School Teaching and Learning Committee. I am currently External Examiner for the midwifery masters programme at Salford University and have previous experience of being an External Examiner for the undergraduate programme at Hertfordshire University.