Dr Ann Robinson
As a clinical academic specialising in midwifery and sexual health, I have long been passionate about women-centred healthcare across the childbearing continuum. After training as Registered Nurse at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London, I qualified as a Midwife in 1986, specialising predominantly in intrapartum care and fetal assessment at St. Thomas' Hospital. Prior to commencing a long and fulfilling career in midwifery, I undertook a course in Gynaecological Nursing at the Chelsea Hospital for Women, London.
Whilst working clinically as a midwife at St. Thomas' Hospital, I undertook an Advanced Diploma in Midwifery and Post Graduate Certificate in Adult Education at the University of Surrey. In 1992 commenced my first role as a Midwifery Teaching Fellow at the University of Southampton. Following a Masters in Advanced Midwifery Practice, I moved to the University of Surrey in 1994 to continue my midwifery teaching career. My research at this time focused on the experiences of women breastfeeding term twins.
Today, my teaching focuses predominantly on intrapartum care, women's health, leadership and research and design. I am developing my expertise in relation to qualitative methodology and enjoy being a research supervisor to BSc, MSc and PhD students. From an educational perspective, I am also an experienced external examiner focusing on both pre and postgraduate Midwifery Education.
In addition, I am a qualified Contraception and Sexual Health Practitioner, having established a teenage contraceptive clinic in 1996. I currently hold a contract with Central North West London NHS Trust focusing on contraceptive and sexual health.
I completed a PhD at Southampton University (2012). My thesis focused on The Role of The Consultant Midwife: An exploration of the expectations, experiences and intricacies.
New Roles in Health Care
Sexual Health (Teenagers, Contraception, Sexual Health and Pregnancy)
Intrapartum Care (Maternal Complications, Fetal and Maternal Assessment)
PREPARE - A Focus on Periconception Care
PARTNER Study : PARents Together in Nutrition Exercise inteRconception Study
Archives of Disease in Childhood 102(Suppl 1):A25.3-A26