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Ana-Lopez

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery
Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School:
School of Nursing
Location:
ARU Peterborough
Areas of Expertise:
Nursing and midwifery

Ana completed her BSc in Adult Nursing before obtaining her BSc Midwifery qualification. Accumulating over 25 years of experience in healthcare, she has dedicated the past two decades focused on elevating midwifery practice and education within clinical environments. In addition to her clinical work, she has actively engaged in research endeavours aimed at advancing maternal and neonatal care. Her dedication to the field is rooted in a deep commitment to safety, the delivery of excellent care, and offering compassionate, tailored assistance to women and their families. Her passion for midwifery is matched by her commitment to enhancing the profession through education programs, advocacy work, and the promotion of high standards in maternal and neonatal healthcare.

Email: [email protected]

Background

With over 18 years of experience as a midwife, she has played a pivotal role in coordinating maternity units both nationally and internationally. Her expertise spans intrapartum care, where she has demonstrated exceptional proficiency in managing both low-risk and high-risk units. Moreover, she has been instrumental in reshaping the culture of midwifery within various birth environments. Recognising the significance of midwifery education in shaping future generations, her commitment to providing outstanding care was evident in her previous roles as a normality lead, MLBU manager, and labour ward coordinator across different Maternity Units. In these capacities, she managed extensive teams and advocated for the safety and well-being of women with both complicated and uncomplicated pregnancies. Additionally, her qualification in the Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) underscores her profound knowledge in maternal and newborn health.

Research interests

Her research interests are primarily focused on ensuring the safety and preservation of normal childbirth for all women, particularly those requiring complex care. Motivated by a strong commitment to guaranteeing every woman receives safe and respectful maternity care, she holds a profound passion for the education and development of midwifery students, recognising their pivotal role in shaping the future of the profession. Her dedication to student success underscores her commitment to excellence in both education and practice within midwifery. Since September 2023, she has been honoured and enthusiastic to assume her role in higher education lecturing, where she can actively contribute to nurturing the next generation of midwives from the University perspective.

Teaching
  • Expanding Midwifery Care
  • Continuing Care for Infants and Families incorporating Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE)
  • L6 (from Sep 2024)
  • Newborn and Infant Physical Examination for Post registration Practitioners - L6 L7 (from Sept 2024)
  • Complexities in Midwifery - L6 (from Sept 2024)
Qualifications
  • BSc Adult Nursing - Universitat de Barcelona, 2001
  • BSc Midwifery - University of Wolverhampton, 2006
  • Master’s degree holder in Nursing Care: Methodology and Application – Universitat de Barcelona, 2014
  • Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) – University East Anglia - 2017
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Royal College of Midwives (RCM)