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Miss Anna-Marie Madeley

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Professional biography

I joined the University in October 2020 as a full time Doctoral Researcher in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS). I am a Registered Midwife and have spent the previous 3 years as a Lecturer (then Senior Lecturer) in Midwifery, a role that I continue as an Associate Lecturer at a neighboring institution. Prior to entering academia, I was privileged to work as a senior midwife team leader, establishing and running a home birth team, commited to supporting women and birthing people to plan their care and birth at home. I have worked extensively within a range of midwifery settings including Labour Ward, Postnatal and Antenatal wards, ADAU and Community, as well as spending just over a year as a Practice Development Midwife. I am committed to providing evidence based, individually tailored advice and care planning for all women and birthing people in order to promote and facilitate fully informed choice. I continue to work clinicially as a bank midwife where I can, to ensure that my research and teaching activities remain grounded in contemporary midwifery practice.

Research interests

My research passions arose out of my clinical experinces with women and birthing people exercising their rights to make informed choices along their care pathways as well as the componants of individualised care planning. My MSc research explored the experiences of midwives supporting women with complex needs (physical, medical, obstetric and psycological) who choose to birth at home.

My doctoral research aims to examine and explore why and how women and birthing people construct their decision to make non-normative (out of guideline, declining care or intervention/ requesting non indicated care/ interventions or social norms) choices along the childbearing contiuum and the underlying processes that accompany those decisions. Additionally in exploring these issues I hope to gain an insight into he role diversity may plan in decision construction. 

Teaching interests

All aspects of evidence based Midwifery including care planning, anatomy and physiology, contemporary midwiferyissues, emergency care, medicines management, physiological and home birth. 




No is a complete sentence (2022-02-03)
Madeley, Anna-Marie
British Journal of Midwifery, 30(2) (pp. 66-68)

Birth after previous caesarean section (2021-11)
Madeley, Anna-Marie
British Journal of Midwifery, 29(11) (pp. 615-619)

Supporting complex homebirths (2021)
Madeley, Anna-Marie
The Practising Midwife, 24(3) (pp. 12-14)

I'm only sweeping (2021)
Madeley, Anna-Marie
British Journal of Midwifery, 29(2) (pp. 66-67)

Impact of a quality improvement project to reduce the rate of obstetric anal sphincter injury: a multicentre study with a stepped wedge design. OASI care bundle (2021)
Scammell, Mandie; Thronton, Jim; Hales, Katherine; Renfrew, Mary; Dahlen, Hannah; Jowitt, Margeret; Downe, Soo; Gilman, Lindsay; Grace, Nicky; Davis, Deborah; Madeley, Anna-Marie; Chippington, Debbie; Lawther, Lorna and Burns, Ethel
British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 128(10) ((Early access))

Operationalising Domain 4: Additional Care for Women and Newborn Infants with Complications (2020-05)
Madeley, Anna-Marie
The Practising Midwife, 23(5) (pp. 18-22)

An interpretative phenomenological study of midwives supporting home birth for women with complex needs (2019-10)
Madeley, Anna-Marie; Williams, Veronika and McNiven, Abigail
British Journal of Midwifery, 27(10) (pp. 625-632)

Systemic lupus erythmatosus (2013-04)
Madeley, Anna-Marie
The Practising Midwife, 16(4) (pp. 21-25)

The Perinatal Midwifery Toolkit (2021-08)
Madeley, Anna-Marie and Anderson, Michelle
In: Anderson, Michelle ed. Midwifery Essentials: Perinatal Mental Health. Midwifery Essentials (1) (pp. 148-182)
ISBN : 978-0-7020-8320-4 | Publisher : Elsevier | Published : London

Lived Experience of midwives using Fresh Ears: A service evaluation
Madeley, Anna-Marie
In : HEE/NIHR Research Conference (Jun 2015, Oxford)

Challenging Choices in Pregnancy and Childbirth: Results from a Meta-Ethnographic Review of the Literature
Madeley, Anna-Marie
In : Royal College of Midwives Education and Research Conference 2022 (23-24 Mar 2022, Coventry)