Sara Smith

Senior Lecturer

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

School:Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Research Supervision:Yes

Sara is a practising midwife with a particular interest in clinical skills teaching.


Having worked in local government for seven years Sara developed a passion for midwifery following the birth of her three children. She was seconded from her role as a Maternity Care Assistant to undertake her midwifery training and qualified as a midwife in 2009.

Sara has worked in all areas of maternity care including practice development and has always enjoyed working with students and teaching. She joined the university in the summer of 2013 into her current role and is now undertaking an MSc in Healthcare Education.

Research interests

  • Clinical skills teaching
  • Antenatal education

Sara has an interest in how student midwives transfer clinical skills learnt in the university to the practice environment and how antenatal education can positively affect the experience of women in maternity services.


  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • Module Tutor ‘Fundamental Midwifery Skills’
  • Personal Tutor
  • Link Tutor Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust
  • BSc major project supervisor


  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Postgraduate Certificate Learning and Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Newborn Life Support Instructor, Resuscitation Council (UK)
  • Immediate Life Support Provider Course, Resuscitation Council (UK)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Registered Midwife
  • Royal College of Midwives, Member
  • Royal College of Midwives, Health and Safety (Workplace) Representative
  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow

Selected recent publications

Smith, S. (2010) To Qualification and Beyond, Royal College of Midwives, [online] Available at:

Smith, S. (2009) Goodbye My Sweet Love. The Practising Midwife, 12(9), pp.23-4.