Catherine Angell

Dr Catherine Angell

  • Associate Professor and Head Of Department For Midwifery and Health Sciences
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building
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I am Head of Department for Midwifery and Health Sciences, and also Lead Midwife for Education. My main teaching interests are research methods and evidence based practice, as well as transitions to parenthood and infant feeding. My research largely involves looking at how people learn about and perceive health information, from school children though to heathcare students at university. I am also interested in how the media reports on childbearing issues.


My research interests are in infant feeding and learning technology/learning behaviours

Journal Articles


  • Angell, C., 2017. An everyday trauma: How the media portrays infant feeding. Midwifery, Childbirth and the Media. 45-59.


  • Simkhada, B., van Teijlingen, E., Simkhada, P., Mackay, S., Khatru, R., Angell, C., Sharma, S.K. and Marahatta, S., 2017. Assessing the need and type of continuing professional development (CPD) for nurses trained and working in Nepal. In: BNAC 15th Nepal Study Days 2017 12-13 April 2017 Bournemouth., 1-16 London: Britain-Nepal Academic Council.
  • Mahato, P., van Teijlingen, E., Simkhada, P., Angell, C., Sheppard, Z. and Silwal, R.C., 2017. Factors affecting health facility delivery in rural Nawalparasi district of Nepal. In: BNAC 15th Nepal Study Days 2017 12-13 April 2017 EBC, Bournemouth University.
  • Mahato, P., van Teijlingen, E., Simkhada, P., Angell, C., Sheppard, Z. and Silwal, R.C., 2017. Factors affecting health facility delivery in rural Nawalparasi, Nepal. In: Transforming Lives & Healthcare through Technology 9-10 January 2017 Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Deemed University, Wardha, Maharashtra, India. The Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, 11 (4), S128.
  • Donaldson, I. and Angell, C., 2016. It's more than just ticking boxes: What is the impact of online assessment of practice on feedback to students? In: Use of Digital Technologies to assess the professional practice of Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals 24 February 2016 UK Headquarters of Rackspace, Hayes, London, UK.
  • Luce, A., Cash, M., Hundley, V., Cheyne, H., van Teijlingen, E. and Angell, C., 2014. Representations of Childbirth in the Media: Does it matter how childbirth is portrayed? In: MeCCSA conference 8-10 January 2014 Bournemouth University.
  • Rawnson, S., Angell, C., Wilkins, C. and Taylor, A., 2013. The right people for the job; testing numeracy, literacy and social skills prior to offering an interview when recruiting new student midwives. In: EMA Educational Conference 29-30 November 2013 Maastricht, Holland.
  • Hundley, V., Van Teijlingen, E., Angell, C., Taylor, A. and Ryan, K., 2013. Evaluation of the breastfeeding web pages at Healthtalkonline. In: RCM Annual Conference 13-14 November 2013 Telford, West Midlands.
  • Cash, M., Luce, A., Hundley, V., van Teijlingen, E., Angell, C. and Cheyne, H., 2013. The Portrayal of Childbirth in the Mass Media. In: Reimagining Birth International Symposium 2-3 July 2013 University College Dublin.
  • Angell, C., 2010. ‘Special baby milk’ What are primary school children’s perceptions of infant feeding,. In: South West Breastfeeding Conference 4 May 2010 Bournemouth.
  • Angell, C. and angell, C., 2010. ‘Special baby milk’ What are primary school children’s perceptions of infant feeding,. In: International Lactation Consultants Conference 24 March 2010 Leeds.


Internet Publications


  • Angell, C., 2009. Primary school children's perceptions of infant feeding: exploring their awareness using an adapted'draw and write' method. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University; Health and Social Care.


  • Angell, C., Wilkins, C., Leamon, J. and Way, S., 2019. Not just ticking the boxes: on-line practice assessment in midwifery. In: 5th European Midwives Association education conference.

PhD Students

  • Laura Stedman. Does An Induction Of Labour At Term Affect The Incidence Of Respiratory Distress Syndrome Of The Newborn For Women Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes: A Retrospective Cohort Study, (In progress)
  • Sheetal Sharma, 2017. Mixed–methods evaluation of maternity care intervention in rural Nepal
  • Michelle Irving, 2018. How do independent midwives keep birth normal?
  • Hannah Haydock. Stable isotopes as an indication of weaning age in post-medieval to modern populations
  • Layla Toomer
  • Preeti Mahato

Profile of Teaching PG

  • I supervise several PhD students.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • I teach on the pre-registration midwifery programme and on a range of post-registration programmes.

Invited Lectures

  • Media Representations of Infant Feeding, Cardiff, 09 Jun 2016 more


  • Peer Facilitated Learning: An evaluation of the student and academic experience of participating in reciprocal sharing of knowledge (BU: centre for Excellence in Learning, 04 Jan 2016). Awarded
  • Practice Assessment and Learning in Midwifery Study (PALMS) (BU Centre for Excellence in Learning, 01 Jul 2015). In Progress

External Responsibilities

Conference Presentations

  • European Midwives Association Education Conference, 29 Nov 2013, Maastricht
  • The Royal College of Midwives Conference 2013, 13 Nov 2013, International Centre Telford
  • Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Conference 2013, 10 Jun 2013, Grange over Sands, Cumbria
  • Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference, 13 Nov 2012, Brighton
  • Open Educational Resources 2010 (OER10), 22 Mar 2010, Cambridge
  • UK Public Health Co-ordinators Conference, 01 Mar 2010, Nottingham
  • International Lactation Consultants Conference, 01 Jan 2010, Leeds

Consultancy Activities

  • BURP, Enterprise. Dorset Health Trusts
  • Burp for Infant Feeding, Enterprise. Southampton University Hospitals Trust
  • Burp for Infant Feeding, Enterprise. Winchester and Eastleigh Hospital Trust


  • PG Cert in Education Practice (2011)
  • PhD in Children's Perceptions of Infant Feeding (Bournemouth University, 2009)
  • BSc (Hons) in Midwifery (2006)
  • BA (Hons) in Geography (1992)


  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Registered Midwife,
  • Royal College of Midwives, Member,


  • National Research Ethics Service committee member for Southampton (A) LREC
  • Invited to collaborate in ESRC seminar series in 2015