Dr Rona Lockyer-Sheppard

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  • Qualifications:Ph.D, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGC Ed, RM, RN
  • Position:Senior Lecturer : Midwifery & Programme Leader
  • Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences (HAS)
  • Telephone:+4411732 88694
  • Email:Rona.Lockyer-Sheppard@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I am a senior academic in post at UWE since 2012, successful within my discipline and demonstrating collaborative leadership across disciplines, faculties and the public sector. I have been programme leader for 6 years which has required significant leadership for pedagogy and the design, quality enhancement and quality assurance of the programme. I have lead a number of modules in Midwifery and Nursing for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. As a module leader I have had responsibility for leading module design and pedagogy for promoting quality standards in teaching and assessment within the module. I have experience in research leadership and leading service improvement projects for enhancing people's current and future health. I recently made a successful application and research proposal for the ACE/HAS Connecting Research Pilot Project Grant Scheme which will investigate Somalian parenthood in the context of migration. I have had a lead role as stream lead for training and education in the Bristol Health Partners, Heath Integration Team for improving perinatal mental health. I can demonstrate multiprofessional educational leadership in the design and delivery of the Perinatal Mental Health CPD module and leading the BSc (Hons) Health and Social care. 

Area of expertise

Fatherhood and Masculinities

Perinatal Mental Health

Qualitative Research methods & Discourse analysis 

Critical Gender Theory - Feminst Theory

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