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Biography

EdD RM ADM MSc (Reproduction & Health) PGDip(HE) SFHEA FRCM I am Senior Lecturer of Postgraduate Education Practice in the Centre for Excellence in Learning, particularly focussing on reflective practice, education for sustainability and linking with the NMC professional body. I have previously been involved in the NHS for over 40 years having trained initially at the Middlesex hospital in London and then as a midwife in the east of England. I have been educating 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. My interests lie in spirituality, wellbeing of students in the context of education, and creative practice.

I have written widely around midwifery subjects, with particular interest in human values such as spirituality and dignity related to childbirth and midwifery. I was editor of, ‘The Practising midwife’ journal for ten years and Deputy editor for ‘Women and Birth’. I am 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/...

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Research

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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)

Favourites

Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Hall, J., 2017. Pregnancy and the unborn child. In: Crowther, S., ed. Spirituality and childbirth: meaning and care at the start of life. Routledge.
  • Hall, J., 2017. Fertility and its control. In: MacDonald, S., ed. Mayes' Midwifery. Elsevier.
  • Hall, J. and Crowther, S., 2017. Conclusion: ‘There is something going on at birth!’. Spirituality and Childbirth: Meaning and Care at the Start of Life. 189-196.
  • Crowther, S. and Hall, J., 2017. Spirituality and Childbirth Meaning and Care at the Start of Life. Routledge.
  • 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.

Conferences

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, 2018. Women-centred care of midwifery in Japan

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Scholarship for education practice

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

Internal Responsibilities

  • Unit Lead, Scholarship for Professional development, Centre for Excellence in Learning. <a href="https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/centre-excellence-learning" class="iconRight" target="blank">https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/centre-excellence-learning<i class="fa fa-external-link"></i></a>

Conference Presentations

  • 12th International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, ‘How can we improve the ‘normal’ childbirth experience of disabled women?’, 02 Oct 2017, grange-0ver-sands, Lancs
  • 12th International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference,, ‘Spirituality and childbirth: bringing a felt-sense into childbirth- a co-operative inquiry’, 02 Oct 2017, Grange-over-sands, Lancs
  • Human rights in maternity care, The maternity experiences of women with disabilities - are human rights and dignity upheld?, 26 Sep 2017, Totton cricket clnub, Southampto
  • Midwives making a difference in the world, Spirituality at the start of life, 18 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada
  • Midwifery Education for the 21st Century, Dignity and Care in pregnancy and childbirth: educating student midwives, 02 Dec 2016, Queen Elizabeth Conference centre, London
  • Midwifery for the 21st Century, Poster:2. Promoting physiological birth in Malta: reflection on an educational project, 02 Dec 2016, Queen Elizabeth Conference centre, London
  • Nurturing the spirit ,Second International Spirituality In Healthcare Conference,, The spiritual journey of infertile couples: discussing the opportunity for spiritual care, 23 Jun 2016, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Nurturing the spirit ,Second International Spirituality In Healthcare Conference,, Spirituality and spiritual care in childbirth: views of experienced UK midwives, 23 Jun 2016, Trinity College, Dublin
  • NET 2015, Dignity and respect in midwifery education: A national survey, 08 Sep 2015, Churchill college, Cambridge
  • Innovation in Midwifery Education ... What Works?, Meet the Editors, 03 Jul 2015, Bournemouth University
  • Sowing the seeds: First International Spirituality In Healthcare Conference,, A creative approach to teaching spirituality to student midwives, 25 Jun 2015, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Sowing the seeds: First International Spirituality In Healthcare Conference,, Keynote: Spirituality related to childbirth and midwifery, 25 Jun 2015, Trinity College, Dublin
  • International Normal birth conference, Promoting physiological birth in Malta: Educating for change [symposium], 17 Jun 2015, Grange over Sands Lancs
  • 10th International Normal birth conference,, Promoting physiological birth in Malta: Educating for change [symposium], 15 Jun 2015, Grange over Sands, Lancs
  • Maternity, mother and baby Midwifery Exchange, Research methods of research can be fun, 27 Feb 2015, Grange City hotel, London
  • Maternity, Midwife and Baby Conference 2014, You lose all your dignity at birth’: two sides of the story, 20 Jun 2014, London
  • Maternity, Midwife and Baby Conference 2014, Bringing in the art of midwifery: time to play, 20 Jun 2014, London
  • Dignity in Childbirth Forum, Workshop on dignity and care in pregnancy and childbirth, 16 Oct 2013, Royal College of Physicians, London
  • 8th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference, See, touch and feel: using a quilt as a reflexive tool in midwifery research, 05 Jun 2013, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria
  • 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, 05 Jun 2013, Grange Over Sands
  • NICER Nottingham International Conference for Education and Research in Midwifery, See, touch and feel: using a quilt as a reflexive tool, 07 Sep 2012, Nottingham
  • 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
  • The Bristol Research and Innovation Annual Symposium, The holistic, multidimensional meanings of the art of midwifery explored through creative inquiry, 08 May 2012, UHBristol Education Centre, Bristol
  • 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 Nov 2011, Brighton
  • 5th International Student Conference on Spiritual Care and Health Professions: Context and Practice, What is spiritual care in relation to women, babies and families?, 03 Nov 2011, Amsterdam
  • 8th International Qualitative Research Conference, See, touch and feel: using a quilt as a reflexive tool, 06 Sep 2010, Bournemouth
  • 4th International Student Conference on Spiritual Care, Exploring spiritual meaning through creativity, 01 Apr 2009, Bergen, Norway
  • 4th International Student Conference on Spiritual Care, Considering ethical issues: a discussion, 01 Apr 2009, Bergen, Norway
  • Spirituality: the Human Dimension in Care. The 3rd International Students’ Conference, Spirituality of the mother and the unborn child, 25 Oct 2007, Salina Bay, Malta
  • The 5th National Conference on Current Issues in Midwifery, The Spiritual side of midwifery, 04 Oct 2007, Birmingham Children's Hospital
  • ‘Midwifery: Making our Future’, Holistic approaches to pregnancy and childbirth- recognising the spiritual nature of the experience, 31 Aug 2006, RGU Faculty of Health and Social Care, Aberdeen
  • Primary Care Conference 2006, Holistic Approaches to Pregnancy & Childbirth - recognising the spiritual nature of the experience, 04 May 2006, NEC, Birminghan
  • NCFI European Regional Students Conference 2005, Naked and screaming: what are you worth?, 09 Sep 2005, University of Glamorgan
  • NCFI European Regional Students Conference 2005, Spirituality and art workshop, 09 Sep 2005, University of Glamorgan

Qualifications

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

Honours

  • Senior Fellow (Higher Education Academy, 2016)
  • Fellow (Royal College of Midwives, 2017)

Memberships

Networks

  • Member of the International Confederation of Midwives Research Advisory Network
The data on this page was last updated at 04:09 on December 17, 2018.