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