Marlene Maldifassi

Lecturer Practitioner – Midwifery

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

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Marlene is a practising midwife with a particular interest in midwifery-led care, perinatal mental health and midwifery in developing countries or low-resource settings.

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Marlene has worked in all areas of the maternity department in the UK for over 5 years before Joining ARU in 2021. In 2019 she spent 6 months working in Afghanistan, supporting, training, and coordinating local staff in a busy maternity hospital. Marlene has always enjoyed working with students and junior staff. Currently she is practising clinically in a free-standing birth centre where she can promote normality and provide all aspects of midwifery care.

Spoken Languages

English – fluent

Italian – native speaker

French – conversant

Spanish – conversant


  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • Personal Tutor
  • Link Lecturer Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery, University of Milan, Italy
  • Baby Massage Instructor, International Association of Infant Massage
  • Professional Diploma in Tropical Nursing, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Postgraduate Certificate Adult Mental Health, City University of London

Memberships, editorial boards

  • NMC - Registered Midwife
  • Royal College of Midwives, Member