Job: Lead Midwife for Education/Principal Lecturer
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: School of Nursing and Midwifery
Research group(s): Reproduction Research Group
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.
T: +44 (0)116 257 7804
Tina Harris is Lead Midwife for Education, Faculty Head of Research Students and Principal Lecturer in Midwifery within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at De Montfort University in Leicester.
Tina completed her nursing and midwifery training in the early eighties and then worked in hospital and community posts as a midwife. She completed an Advanced Diploma in Midwifery in 1986 and, following a three year period working in parent education in the USA, completed her honours degree in education in 1993. At this time she moved into an academic post as a midwifery lecturer.
In 2005 Tina successfully defended her PhD thesis, a grounded theory study which explored practice variation and decision making in third stage care among midwives. Her academic interests are now focused on supervising and supporting PhD students, researching and leading midwifery education at De Montfort University.
Tina’s research interests focus on the development of theory for midwifery practice and education utilising qualitative methodologies, with a particular interest in Grounded Theory approaches.
Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre
Reproduction Research Group
Mary Seacole Research Centre
Click here to view a full listing of Tina Harris' publications and outputs.
PhD, RN, RM, ADM Recordable Teaching Qualification
BSc Hons Education Studies (Midwifery) 1st Class
As an experienced midwifery lecturer with a recordable teaching qualification, Tina is regularly invited to be a member of revalidation and periodic review panels for midwifery programmes across the UK. She is also an active member of the Lead Midwives for Education Strategic Reference Group and leads the Initial and Higher Education group for the International Confederation of Midwives Education Standing Committee. She is an external examiner at Bournemouth University.
Tina has a number of years experience successfully supervising PhD students to completion and has also examined PhD students. She has been a specialist advisor on research projects with other Universities and has worked collaboratively across institutions on research projects.
Tina is available as a consultant in the following areas:
An evaluation of the effect of NHS Trust financial support on pre-registration mentorship and preceptorship in midwifery – a collaborative project with Nottingham University and University of Northampton East Midlands Healthcare Workforce Deanery funded project 2008
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