Jane Fry

Dr Jane Fry

  • Senior Lecturer in Midwifery
  • Portsmouth
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I have been a practicing midwife for 29 years. The majority of this practice has centred in the community due to a passion for enabling women to experience normal birth and holistic care.

I was actively recruited to Bournemouth University in 1999 to jointly assist the pioneering of the student caseloading project. My scholarship in education is linked with student caseloading and I have lead and assisted with the student caseloading project at Bournemouth University which has attracted national and international interest and has resulted in a number of commissioned publications and conferences. This interest and scolarship is linked to my belief that students can truly learn to appreciate and promote woman-centred car through such an educational initiative, I also regularly caseload women in my local practice area.

My scholarship in practice is focused on the provision of woman centred care and promotion of salutogenesis, holism and normality of birth. I am passionately committed to these endeavours and work regularly in practice to promote these ideas to students and mentors...


Journal Articles

  • Fry, J., Scammell, J. and Barker, S., 2017. Drowning in Muddied Waters or Swimming Downstream? A Critical Analysis of Literature Reviewing in a Phenomenological Study through an Exploration of the Lifeworld, Reflexivity and Role of the Researcher. Indo-Pacific journal of phenomenology, 17 (1).
  • Warren, A., Hughes, M., Fry, J. and Cescutti-Butler, L., 2017. Involvement in midwifery education: Experiences from a service user and carer partnership. British Journal of Midwifery, 25 (8), 524-530.
  • Fry, J., Mant, S., Stosiek, J. and Emberley, S., 2013. Creating a selection process to recruit students with the six Cs. British Journal of Midwifery, 21 (11), 822.
  • Fry, J., Rawnson, S. and Lewis, P., 2011. Problems and practicalities in student caseload holding. British Journal of Midwifery, 19, 659-664.
  • Taylor, A.M. and Fry, J., 2010. International collaboration: Erasmus teacher exchange to Sweden. British Journal of Midwifery, 18, 451-456.
  • Rawnson, S., Fry, J. and Lewis, P., 2008. Student Caseloading: Embedding the Concept Within Education. British Journal of Midwifery, 16, 636-641.
  • Lewis, P., Fry, J. and Rawnson, S., 2008. Student Midwife Caseloading: A New Approach to Midwifery Education. British Journal of Midwifery, 16, 499-502.
  • Fry, J., Rawnson, S. and Lewis, P., 2008. Student Caseloading: Preparing and Supporting Students. British Journal of Midwifery, 16, 568-573.
  • Fry, J., 2007. Physiological Third Stage of Labour: Support it or Lose it. British Journal of Midwifery, 15, 693-695.
  • Fry, J., 2007. Are There Other Ways of Knowing? An Exploration of Intuition as a Source of Authoritative Knowledge in Childbirth. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 17, 325-328.
  • Rawnson, S., Fry, J., Buxton, C. and Woolfenden, L., 2005. Looking towards the future: but starting now! MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 15, S19-S21.


  • Fry, J. and Hall1, J., 2018. Embodiment and humanisation: reflections from midwifery. In: Humanising Care Health and Wellbeing conference 29-30 June 2017 Bournemouth University.
  • Fry, J., 2018. Sharing human concerns: utilising an embodied interpretative approach to convey findings from a descriptive phenomenological study. In: Humanisation Conference 21 June 2016 Bournemouth University.
  • Hutchings, M. and Fry, J., 2016. Agency connectivity and humanisation for fostering and sustaining caring practice. In: Altogether better health VIII 7-9 September 2016 Oxford.
  • Fry, J., 2016. Independent Midwives’ Utilisation of Intuition as an Authoritative Form of Knowledge. In: 8th BU Postgraduate Conference 2016 9 August-10 March 2016 Executive Business Centre.
  • Fry, J., 2005. Caseloads or workloads: meeting the needs of women and midwives. In: Midwifery Education in the Post-Modern World: Everybody’s Business RCM Conference 15 December 2005 London.
  • Rawnson, S. and Fry, J., 2005. Workshop: Looking towards the future but starting now! In: How to carry a caseload without breaking your back, Joint IMA and MIDIRS Conference 19 April 2005 Birmingham University, UK. MIDIRS.
  • Fry, J.. Watching and Sensing the Subtlety: A Hermeneutic Phenomenolohgical Exploration and Description of Independent Midwives' Experiences Supporting Women's Physiological Third Stages of Labour during Home Births. In: Normal Labour and Birth:4th Research Conference Normalising childbirth through Authentic Collaberation 10-12 June 2009 Grange over Sands, Cumbria, UK.


  • Fry, J., 2016. A descriptive phenomenological study of independent midwives' utilisation of intuition as an authoritative form of knowledge in practice. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Intergrating Knowledge, Research and Practice
  • Caseloading Practice
  • Foundations in Intrapartum Care

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Supervisor of Midwives


  • PhD by thesis in A descriptive phenomenological study (Bournemouth University, 2016)
  • Advanced Diploma in Midwifery in Midwifery (University of Guildford, 1994)
  • Registered Midwife in Midwifery with |Profesional Registration (Prtsmouth Hospitals, 1983)
  • MA in Advanced Midwifery Practice (Bournemouth Univesity, 2009)
  • BA (Hons) in Midwifery with Education (University of Portsmouth, 1994)


  • Royal College of Midwifery, Member (1983-),
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