Janet Halsey

Senior Lecturer, Midwifery

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

School:Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Having worked as a midwife for a number of years Janet's interests lie strongly within that area and with developing the future midwifery and obstetric workforce.



Janet's working life started as a management trainee and then a section Manager with the John Lewis Partnership. From there I went into nurse training and after qualification worked as a Staff Nurse for a year before going on to complete an eighteen month training course for midwifery registration. As a qualified Midwife she have worked in all areas of Maternity and worked on the community in Central London for eight years before returning to the hospital setting and eventually moving into education.

Research interests

The effect of environment on pregnancy, childbirth and health. Having worked in a number of different settings in the community and hospitals, and differently designed maternity departments she is interested in how the work environment impacts on care and work practices.


Janet teaches on most of the modules within the Midwifery degree programme as well as contributing to other courses within Anglia Ruskin. In addition she teaches at UCL on the MBBS programme and the M.Sc in Reproductive Science and Women’s Health.


  • Registered Nurse, MacDonald Buchanan and Lorna Delve School of Nursing
  • Registered Midwife, West Cumberland School of Midwifery
  • BSc (Hons) Science, Open University
  • Certificate in Health Promotion, Open University
  • MSc Science, Open University
  • Supervisor of Midwives, University of Hertfordshire
  • MEd Open University
  • PGCAP, Open University

Memberships, editorial boards

Royal College of Midwives

Recent presentations and conferences

Back to Basics; - Supervisor of Midwives Study Day, Southend University Hospital NHS Trust