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Jamie Hanson

Associate Professor & Consultant Midwife

Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Areas of Expertise:
Nursing and midwifery

Jamie is a qualified midwife and has a particular interest in emergency midwifery care, legal aspects of midwifery and neonatal resuscitation.

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Jamie qualified as a midwife in 1995 and practised within the hospital and community settings.  His passion was community midwifery and normal birth which led to him becoming a Consultant Midwife and involved in setting up two in hospital birth centres.  He always had a passion for supporting and developing students which led him to being awarded his MA in academic practice.  He has had the opportunity of supporting students within an academic setting as a Lecturer since 2016.

He eventually progressed to becoming a Senior Lecturer, Programme Director and Deputy Course Leader.  He has just commenced his role within ARU in 2023 as an Associate Professor and Consultant Midwife to undertake a 3-year PhD study in conjunction with East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Trust exploring Black African Women’s access to mental health services.

Research interests

  • Women’s access to services who are in low decile score areas and how this impacts maternal morbidity and mortality.
  • Normality and Midwifery Practice.
  • Use of Language within midwifery.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation.

Jamie has always had an interest in normal birth and how this can be supported within hospital and community settings and outcomes for mothers and babies.  This also sparked his interest in the use of language within midwifery and communication amongst professionals and women who access maternity services.  Jamie has a clinical background, and he developed his interest in the management of the neonate requiring resuscitation at birth which led to his appointment as an instructor for the Resuscitation Council. In his current post, his interest in Black African Women and mental health challenges stemmed from his interest of different cultures and ethnicities accessing maternity services.


  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • MSc Midwifery
  • Module Leader Clinical Skills and Obstetric Emergencies
  • Link Tutor Responsibilities
  • Programme Director and Deputy Course Leader
  • Newborn Life Support Instructor


  • Registered Nurse Princess Alexandra School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Diploma in Midwifery Studies Greenwich University
  • BSc Midwifery Studies City University
  • MSc Midwifery Studies City University
  • MA Academic Practice City University
  • Advanced Diploma Neonatal Care Middlesex University
  • Newborn Life Support Instructor Resuscitation Council (UK)
  • Diploma in Personal Training Premier International
  • Diploma in Sports Massage VTCT
  • LLB in Law, Essex University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Registered Nurse
  • Registered Midwife
  • Registered Teaching Qualification
  • Higher Education Academy-Fellow

Selected recent publications

Richardson, J.  (2005) Are you Normal-implementing normality in the maternity unit. Royal College of Midwives Journal (8)11 pgs. 462-463.

Richardson, J.  (2011) Supervision in Midwifery. British Journal of Midwifery 17(11) pgs.710-712.