Carl Allen

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: ARU Peterborough

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Carl Allen is a midwife with special interest in strategic organisational development with a focus on risk management, patient safety and the holistic family experience of maternity services.


Prior to becoming a midwife, Carl worked in children and family disability services with a focus on the care of children with cerebral palsy. Carl graduated with BSc (Hons) Midwifery from Anglia Ruskin University and has worked clinically as a midwife across Cambridgeshire, predominantly as a community midwife under a caseload model of care. He then specialised as a lead clinician in maternity risk management at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust. Carl completed his Masters in Healthcare Education at the University of Hertfordshire prior to commencing his lecturing role at ARU.

Research interests

Carl completed his Masters in Healthcare Education and is currently exploring options for commencing his Professional Doctorate. His research interest is vicarious birth trauma and the impact of this on clinician wellbeing and resilience.


Carl teaches across the curriculum on BSc (Hons) Midwifery degree and also supports teaching in clinical practice at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

Carl volunteers as a bereavement support worker with Cruse Bereavement Care and has developed and delivers a CPD module for volunteers on bereavement skill in maternity care.


  • BSc first class (Hons) Midwifery
  • Registered Midwife
  • Masters in Healthcare Education
  • Professional Midwifery Advocate (course completion August 2021)

Memberships, editorial boards

Royal College of Midwives

Selected recent publications

Allen, C., Lestak, K. and Samyraju, M., 2021. North West Anglia Foundation Trust: Avoiding Term Admissions into Neonatal Units (ATAIN) Thematic Analysis [iPoster]. RCOG Virtual World Congress, 9–12 June 2021, Online.