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Meryl Dimmock

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

Meryl DimmockI am a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery and joined the University of Bedfordshire in October 2011. Prior to this my career was clinically based. I am dual qualified as both Registered Nurse and Midwife.

I have worked for 22 years in the NHS and have held positions throughout Maternity services. My main expertise is Labour ward care and the Birth Centre environment including Emergency Obstetric Care as I was a Labour Ward Co-ordinator and Matron for five years.

I am a qualified Supervisor of Midwives and a Trainer for both ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics) and PROMPT (PRactical Obstetric Multi Professional Training). My decision not to progress into management in the NHS was prompted by undertaking a Master of Arts in Professional and Work Based Learning which I took while in the role of Practice Education Facilitator working for the East of England Strategic Health Authority.

I am currently studying for a Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice.


  • Registered General Nurse. Pin No 83 G0036W. UKCC Welsh National Board
  • Registered Midwife UKCC English National Board
  • Supervisor of Midwives. Homerton College, Cambridge
  • ALSO Instructor. ALSO UK
  • PROMPT Trainer. Royal College of Obstetricians
  • MA Professional and Work Related Learning. University of Hertfordshire

Teaching Role

  • Senior Lecturer in Midwifery. Year 3 lead

Research Interests

  • Mentoring and the Placement environment

Recent Research Projects

  • Dissertation – Perceptions of the Role of Sign Off Mentor (Unpub)

Recent Publications

  • Chapter 6. Becoming a Midwife in the 21st Century. 2008. I Peate. C Hamilton Ed. John Wiley. Chichester.

Contact Details

Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Buckinghamshire campus
Oxford Road
HP21 8SZ

T: +44 (0)1296 734323

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