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Miss Maureen Raynor

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Nursing and Midwifery

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 201 3861




Personal profile

I joined the academic team at DMU on a part-time contract on the 25th January 2016. Prior to this I worked full-time as an Assistant Professor in Midwifery at the University of Nottingham, I acted as a regional representative for MIDIRS and a peer reviewer for Midwifery journal, published by Elsevier Science.  

I am a member of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Marce Society (UKIMS) and the East Midlands Clinical Senate. I have written and published a number of articles, book chapters and co-edited several leading midwifery textbooks, not least being the current edition of Myles textbook for Midwives now in its 16th edition (there is now an African and Indonesian edition. I have also revised and edited the recently published 3rd edition of Myles survival guide with Christine Catling, an Associate Midwifery professor in Sydney, Australia. 

Areas of teaching

  • The psychosocial perspective of pregnancy/childbirth
  • Perinatal mental health/illness
  • Prevention, recognition and care of women with Female genital mutilation
  • Perineal care
  • Intrapartum care and critical care + wider public health issues.


I am a midwife with professional qualifications as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and a Registered General Nurse. I undertook my Masters degree within the social studies department at the University of Warwick. My Post Graduate Certificate in the Education of Adults was undertaken at the University of Nottingham.

Membership of external committees

  • East Midlands Clinical Networks and Clinical Senate (Perinatal Mental Health)

Membership of professional associations and societies

United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Marce Society (UKIMS) (2006 – current)

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