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Biography

EdD RM ADM MSc (Reproduction & Health) PGDip(HE)

I have been involved in the NHS for over 35 years having trained initially at the Middlesex hospital in London and then as a midwife in the East of England. I have been teaching students all this time, either in practice, publication or in higher education. I have worked in HEI in Yorkshire, the west of England and now in Bournemouth. I have written widely around midwifery subjects, with particular interest in spirituality related to childbirth and midwifery. I am best-selling author of ‘Midwifery, mind and spirit-emerging issues of care’ and joint author of the Midwifery Essentials practice series, translated into Portuguese for Brazil, Polish and Indonesian. I was editor of, ‘The Practising midwife’ journal for ten years and remain on the editorial board and sub-editor for Women and Birth. I have been interested in creative methods for education and research and used these in my Doctor of Education thesis exploring the meanings and art of midwifery in: ‘the Essence of the art of a midwife’ available from http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/16560/ My research interests are holism, spirituality, normality of midwifery and birth, dignity of care, arts-based methods and education in relation to midwifery.

Research

2016 Spiritual aspects of living with infertility: a synthesis of qualitative studies Paper submitted. Collaboration with team from Trinity College, Dublin and Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon (unfunded)

2016 bid submitted: Women’s psycho-spiritual experiences during childbirth and subsequent maternal mental wellbeing PI: Professor Susan Crowther, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen,

2016 Exploration of the meaning of knitting a midwife to raise the profile of a shortage of UK midwives and viewing a display. Collaboration with midwifery lecturer in University of Bradford (unfunded)

Ongoing 2015-16 The human rights and dignity experience of disabled women during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting Funding received from Birthrights (Human rights charity) and Fusion

2014-2016: Dignity and Respect in Midwifery Education in the UK: a survey of Lead Midwives of Education (unfunded)

Developing project to evaluate completed education project : 2012-2014 Promoting normal pregnancy and birth in Malta, (Funding to Malta through European Leonardo da Vinci)

2011-2015 Collection of data for : A multinational investigation of student nurses’ and midwives’ perceptions of spirituality and competence in delivering spiritual care: Part of the research team from 14 countries for the European Spirituality Research Network for Nursing and Midwifery. (unfunded)

2012: EdD thesis ; The essence of the art of a midwife: holistic, multidimensional meanings and experiences explored through creative inquiry, UWE

Favourites

Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Hall, J., 2016. Spirituality and Midwifery. In: de Souza, M., Bone, J. and Watson, J., eds. Spirituality across disciplines: research and practice. Springer, 217-229.
  • Hall, J., 2015. Spirituality and compassion. In: Byrom, S. and Downe, S., eds. The Roar Behind the Silence : Why kindness, compassion and respect matter in maternity care. Pinter and Martin.
  • Hall, J., 2010. Spirituality and labour care. In: Walsh, D. and Downe, S., eds. Essential Midwifery Practice: Intrapartum Care. Wiley.
  • Hall, J. and Taylor, M., 2008. Spirituality and birth. Normal childbirth: evidence and debate. Churchill Livingstone.
  • Hall, J., 2007. Promoting mental wellbeing. Mental health in pregnancy and childbirth. Churchill Livingstone.
  • Hall, J., 2007. Creativity, spirituality and birth. Art and soul of Midwifery. Churchill Livingstone.
  • Hall, J., 2005. Finding the spiritual side of birth. Midwifery Best Practice. Butterworth Heinemann, 117-118.

Reports

Internet Publications

Theses

  • Hall, J., 2012. The essence of the art of a midwife: holistic, multidimensional meanings and experiences explored through creative inquiry’. PhD Thesis. UWE, Bristol Faculty of Education.

Others

PhD Students

  • Ria Inomata (Women-centred care of midwifery in Japan)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Scholarship for education practice

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Pathophysiology
  • Service Improvement Project
  • Health and wellbeing 2

Invited Lectures

  • See, touch and feel: using quilting as a reflexive process at Patchwork, Quilting and Keeping it all going study day. Thinking Futures Festival, Bristol University , Bristol (November 2014)

Grants

  • An Exploration of Disabled Women's Experience of Pregnancy in Parenting (Birthrights, 01 Sep 2015). In Progress

Networks

  • Member of the International Confederation of Midwives Research Advisory Network

Conference Presentations

  • Midwifery for the 21st Century, Poster:2. Promoting physiological birth in Malta: reflection on an educational project, 2 December 2016, Queen Elizabeth Conference centre, London
  • Midwifery Education for the 21st Century, Dignity and Care in pregnancy and childbirth: educating student midwives, 2 December 2016, Queen Elizabeth Conference centre, London
  • Nurturing the spirit ,Second International Spirituality In Healthcare Conference,, Spirituality and spiritual care in childbirth: views of experienced UK midwives, 23 June 2016, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Nurturing the spirit ,Second International Spirituality In Healthcare Conference,, The spiritual journey of infertile couples: discussing the opportunity for spiritual care, 23 June 2016, Trinity College, Dublin
  • NET 2015, Dignity and respect in midwifery education: A national survey, 8 September 2015, Churchill college, Cambridge
  • International Normal birth conference, Promoting physiological birth in Malta: Educating for change [symposium], 17 June 2015, Grange over Sands Lancs
  • Innovation in Midwifery Education ... What Works?, Meet the Editors, 3 July 2015, Bournemouth University
  • Sowing the seeds: First International Spirituality In Healthcare Conference,, Keynote: Spirituality related to childbirth and midwifery, 25 June 2015, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Sowing the seeds: First International Spirituality In Healthcare Conference,, A creative approach to teaching spirituality to student midwives, 25 June 2015, Trinity College, Dublin
  • 10th International Normal birth conference,, Promoting physiological birth in Malta: Educating for change [symposium], 15 June 2015, Grange over Sands, Lancs
  • 8th International Qualitative Research Conference, See, touch and feel: using a quilt as a reflexive tool, 6 September 2010, Bournemouth
  • 5th International Student Conference on Spiritual Care and Health Professions: Context and Practice, What is spiritual care in relation to women, babies and families?, 3 November 2011, Amsterdam
  • Second International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality -Spirituality in a Fragmented World -, What do UK midwives say about spirituality and spiritual care?, 15 May 2012, Highgate House, Northampton, UK
  • Maternity, mother and baby Midwifery Exchange, Research methods of research can be fun, 27 February 2015, Grange City hotel, London
  • Dignity in Childbirth Forum, Workshop on dignity and care in pregnancy and childbirth, 16 October 2013, Royal College of Physicians, London
  • Maternity, Midwife and Baby Conference 2014, Bringing in the art of midwifery: time to play, 20 June 2014, London
  • Normal Labour and Birth 2013 Conference, Getting the role of the midwife right: some UK midwives view of the meaning of the art of midwifery, 5 June 2013, Grange Over Sands
  • Maternity, Midwife and Baby Conference 2014, You lose all your dignity at birth’: two sides of the story, 20 June 2014, London
  • NCFI European Regional Students Conference 2005, Spirituality and art workshop, 9 September 2005, University of Glamorgan
  • NCFI European Regional Students Conference 2005, Naked and screaming: what are you worth?, 9 September 2005, University of Glamorgan
  • Primary Care Conference 2006, Holistic Approaches to Pregnancy & Childbirth - recognising the spiritual nature of the experience, 4 May 2006, NEC, Birminghan
  • ‘Midwifery: Making our Future’, Holistic approaches to pregnancy and childbirth- recognising the spiritual nature of the experience, 31 August 2006, RGU Faculty of Health and Social Care, Aberdeen
  • Spirituality: the Human Dimension in Care. The 3rd International Students’ Conference, Spirituality of the mother and the unborn child, 25 October 2007, Salina Bay, Malta
  • The 5th National Conference on Current Issues in Midwifery, The Spiritual side of midwifery, 4 October 2007, Birmingham Children's Hospital
  • 4th International Student Conference on Spiritual Care, Considering ethical issues: a discussion, 1 April 2009, Bergen, Norway
  • 4th International Student Conference on Spiritual Care, Exploring spiritual meaning through creativity, 1 April 2009, Bergen, Norway
  • Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference 2011, Spiritual care and spiritual assessment in a holistic agenda: how do we educate midwives of the future?, 15 November 2011, Brighton
  • The Bristol Research and Innovation Annual Symposium, The holistic, multidimensional meanings of the art of midwifery explored through creative inquiry, 8 May 2012, UHBristol Education Centre, Bristol
  • NICER Nottingham International Conference for Education and Research in Midwifery, See, touch and feel: using a quilt as a reflexive tool, 7 September 2012, Nottingham
  • 8th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference, See, touch and feel: using a quilt as a reflexive tool in midwifery research, 5 June 2013, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Qualifications

  • RN in Registered Nurse (lapsed) (The Middlesex Hospital, London, 1981)
  • RM in Registered Midwife (Broadland school of Nursing and Midwifery, Norwich, 1983)
  • ADM in Advanced Diploma of Midwifery (Royal College of Midwives Trust, 1988)
  • MSc in Reproduction and Health (University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff, 1997)
  • PGDip(HE) in Postgraduate Diploma of Higher Education (University of the West of England, 2004)
  • EdD in Professional Doctorate of Education (University of the West of England, 2012)

Memberships

  • Higher Education Authority, Senior Fellow (2016-), https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Registered Midwife,
  • Royal College of Midwives, Member,
The data on this page was last updated at 10:39 on March 22, 2017.