Portrait of Mrs Pat Jones Mrs Pat Jones

p.a.jones@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473516


I was appointed as Head of Maternal and Child Health in September 2014 in the School of Human and Health Sciences, having previously worked as the Head of Postgraduate Provision since 2010 and prior to this as a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery. I qualified as a midwife in 1984 and have also gained the BSc (Hons) Nursing with Education in 1994 (University of Huddersfield) and MA Health Care Ethics in 1998 (Leeds University). I have also undertaken the Examination of the Newborn Course (ENB N96) in 2000 (Sheffield University). Prior to working as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield in 1996, I worked as a midwifery lecturer at Bradford University (1989-1996).

Research and Scholarship

  • PhD: An exploration of ambulance transfer for labouring women where birth is planned at home or in a free-standing birth centre (current) 
  • 'My Baby’s Birth Centre' (MYBCC) - Developing Midwife-Led Care: An Action Research Study (2013-2015)
  • A study to evaluate the impact of grading clinical practice in midwifery (2008)
  • A study to evaluate the implications of a local birth centre on midwives and women (2004)

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Marshall, J. and Jones, P. (2016) Developing Midwife-led Care in Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: The MYBBC study Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)


Marshall, J. and Jones, P. (2015) ‘Developing midwife-led care to support normal birth: an action research study’. In: Normal Labour & Birth, 15th - 17th June 2015, Grange Over Sands, Lake District

Jones, P. and Marshall, J. (2015) ‘Relationships between university and practice, and the role of the link lecturerThe Practising Midwife , 18 (2), pp. 38-41. ISSN 1461-3123

Locke, A., Marshall, J., Jones, P., Adams, L. and Adams, K. (2015) Health Visitor Transformation in South Yorkshire Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)


Deery, R., Jones, P. and Phillips, M. (2007) ‘Women in the driving seat: birth centre insightsPractising Midwife , 10 (5), pp. 23-27. ISSN 1461-3123


Jones, P., Phillips, M., Deery, R. and Ashby, J. (2004) The impact and outcomes of the implementation of the Wakefield Birth Centre Huddersfield, UK: University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)


External Examiner to MSc Midwifery - DeMontfort University

Research Degree Supervision

PhD Supervision: An exploration of how ethics informs physiotherapy and podiatry practice (phenomenology) - completion 2016 I have a particular interest in ethics related to health and social care, clinical decision making, workforce needs, as well as midwife led care and promoting normal birth.

Administrative Responsibilities

As Head of Division of Maternal and Child Health, I have managerial responsibility for academic staff working in midwifery, child nursing and health visiting. I also chair and contribute to a range of committees across the Department, School and University, including validation and subject review events.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Teaching responsibilities across the BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies curriculum and other courses/modules, including interdisciplinary undergraduate and postgraduate research modules and the Assessment and Examination of the Newborn course. I have teaching expertise in health and social care ethics and deliver sessions across a number of courses (Midwifery, Social Work, Health Visiting and School Nursing). Personal tutor and link tutor responsibilities for pre-registration midwifery students.