Debbee Houghton

Debbee Houghton

  • 01202 961547
  • dhoughton at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer In Midwifery
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BGB 560, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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I have been a registered midwife since 1986 mainly working at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital midwifery led unit from 1992 - 2004. Working in a midwife led unit resulted in a reappraisal of my philosophy of midwifery and consequently I have a keen interest in facilitating normal birth. Due to changes in midwifery education I realised that I would need to embark on future study; so commenced the Diploma in Professional Nursing Studies, followed by the BSC (Hons) in Midwifery Practice. Engaging in further study developed my interest in education; therefore I grasped the opportunity to act as a lecturer practitioner. In 2004 and I was offered a fulltime post as a midwife teacher. My main areas of scholarship have been the development of the pre-registration clinical practice portfolios (level C I H). In addition I am joint unit leader for the post registration Preparation for Midwifery Sign-off Mentor. I completed my MAHSCEP in 2009 which focused on how pre-registration students gained experience in gynaecology, medicine and surgery...




  • BSc (Hons) in Midwifery (Bournemouth University, 2002)
  • Advanced Diploma in Midwifery (Bournemouth University, 1997)
  • Registered Midwife in Midwifery (Salisbury School of Midwifery, 1986)
  • Registered Nurse in Nursing (Dorset School of Nursing, 1983)


  • Royal College of Midwives, Member,