Portrait of Dr Jayne Samples Dr Jayne Samples

j.samples@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473522


I have been a senior lecturer in midwifery at Huddersfield since 2006. Prior to this I was a clinical associate in midwifery, spending 50% of my time in practice and 50% working in the university. I qualified as a registered general nurse in 1984 and have been a registered midwife since 1989. I worked in a variety of settings and roles prior to my current role.

Research and Scholarship

I have recently compled a professional doctorate in midwifery; I conducted a qualitative study exploring the pregnancy experiences of women aged 40 years and over.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Samples, J (2017) The pregnancy experiences of women aged 40 years and over Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.


Samples, J. and Marshall, J. (2014) ‘Skills to facilitate learning in clinical practiceThe Practising Midwife , 17 (10), pp. 33-37. 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

Research Degree Supervision

I am interested in midwifery, pregnancy and women's issues.

Administrative Responsibilities

I am course leader for BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies and I am also involved in admissions. I am module leader for a year 2 module  - HIM1010 Supporting women with complex needs in pregnancy. I am a deputy academic integrity officer for the School of Human and Health Sciences and link tutor for Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. 

Teaching and Professional Activities

I am module leader for HIM1010 and participate in teaching for other modules in the midwifery course. I am also a moving and handling trainer and am involved in facilitating this training for health professional students across the course.