Theodora Loumousioti

Senior Lecturer

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

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Theodora is a qualified midwife and a human factors trainer, with particular interest in leadership in healthcare organisations, emergency training in midwifery, human factors and simulation. She advocates for service users’ evidence informed choice in all health care settings.

theodora.loumousioti@aru.ac.uk

Background

By working in several NHS Trusts for over ten years period, at various roles and teams, and by mostly speeding time coordinating labour ward and supporting staff through training, as practice development midwife, Theodora has a clear understanding of the current demands and needs of healthcare organisations.

As human factors train the trainer, she has a passion for simulation training in healthcare. Having obtained her primary qualification in Greece and studied for her MSc in Leadership in Health and Social Care in the UK she strongly supports students from diverse backgrounds.

She has been working in Higher Education since 2021.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Greek
  • French

Research interests

  • Leadership in health and social care
  • Emergency training in midwifery / Simulation Research interest 2
  • Human factors
  • The impact of law and ethics in clinical practice 

Her research interests are around human factors training in the healthcare sector, and the effects of the interconnection of ethics, law and leadership in delivering healthcare services. The main focus of her research is to enable evidence informed choice for the individual needs of service users across all of the backgrounds.

Areas of expertise

Midwifery, Leadership in Healthcare  

 

Teaching

  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • Module Leader Applied Leadership and Management
  • Module Tutor Promoting Normal Childbirth
  • Personal Development Tutor
  • Link Tutor for Southend University Hospital
  • BSc and MSc major project supervisor

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery, University of west Attica, Athens, Greece
  • Certificate of Credit for Midwives and High Dependency Care, University of West London
  • Diploma in Integrated Therapies for Childbirth, Expectancy LTD
  • MSc Health and Social Care leadership, University of West London
  • Human Factors in Healthcare Trainer course, Global Air Training Company LTD

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) – Registered Midwife – member
  • Royal College of Midwives (RCM) - member
  • Hellenic British Midwifery Association (HBMA)- member (previous board member)

Recent presentations and conferences

Research Project for the Dissertation Module “Experiences of novice mentors teaching student midwives in clinical practice; An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Study”, Best Post Graduate Award 2017

“It’s all Greek to me”: Setting up a Non Government Organisation (NGO) to enhance Hellenic British Midwifery collaboration and create a support network to Greek Midwives in UK. Poster, RCM Conference, 2016

Oral presentation with tittle ‘‘The CTG interpretation; The pathophysiology in labour’’ & ‘‘Looking for a job in UK as a midwife, the challenges and the rewards’’ in the 12th National Greek Midwifery Conference, Heraclion, Greece, 2012

Oral presentation with tittle ‘‘Emergency contraception as commented on the internet by the greek woman of today.” 6th Panhellenic Conference of Family Planning.  Rokopanou Th., Loumousioti Th., Zourou M. Alexandroupolis, Greece, February 2010.

Oral presentation with tittle ‘‘Infertility and psychological support for infertile couples.’’ Rokopanou Th., Loumousioti Th., Zourou M. Presentation in the 11th National Greek Midwifery Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009