Gail Norris

Gail Norris

Dr Gail Norris

Lecturer

Biography

Gail Norris is a registered midwife who has spent over ten years working with pregnant women and their families, and latterly as a team midwife in Forth Valley. Gail began her career in higher education in 2003 at Edinburgh Napier University. Gail was the Lead Midwife for Education form 2014 - 2020. Gail is part of the School's Senior Leadership team and holds the position of Head of International and Student Recruitment. Gail in her role as Lead Midwife for Education has fostered strong links with clinical practice, particularly Lothian , Forth Valley, Fife and Borders. Gail is also a member of the Maternity Services Liaison Committee , enabling a strong link with the users of the maternity services. Her research interests include obesity, particularly during childbirth. Gail is a Senior Teaching Fellow, and currently teaches both pre-registration and post registration students.

Themes

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • NHS Education For Scotland (2019) A National Framework For Practice Supervisors, Practice Assessors and Academic Assessors in Scotland NES
  • NMC Standards of proficiency for midwives (2019)
  • Clinical Supervision for Midwives Scotland

 

Conference Activity

  • International Day of The Midwife- conference organiser
  • Scottish Mother and Baby Forum Conference- Chair of conference group
  • Scottish Mother and Baby Forum Conference- Chair of Conference group

 

Editorial Activity

  • Book chapter-Beaumont,E .Norris,G and Hollins Martin, C .Challenging conversations and principled decisions making in the supervisory and assessment relationship between student midwives and supervisors

 

External Examining/Validations

  • University of West of Scotland
  • Sheffield Hallum University
  • Robert Gordon University
  • University of Robert Gordon - Return to Practice
  • Return to Practice Midwifery - Dundee University
  • Demontfort University , Leicester- External examiner

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Short listed RCM wards 2018
  • Senior fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

 

Invited Speaker

  • Online Learning for Nurses & Midwives in Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Labelled High Risk- British Psychological Society, Newcastle
  • International Mother & baby Conference, London
  • Labelled High Risk- HeSAV University Switzerland
  • Labelled “high risk” ICM conference Toronto
  • Labelled “high risk” IPA conference Glasgow
  • Learning teaching and Assessment ( LTA)Introducing Obstetric Emergencies into the Midwifery Curriculum – team work , Edinburgh Napier University 2017
  • Learning teaching and Assessment ( LTA) Student Partnership in Assessment , Edinburgh Napier University 2016
  • Focus on Public Health - Exploring perception of risk during childbirth in women with an increased BMI > 35kg/m2 – Manchester
  • Health and Inequalities University West of Scotland

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Royal College of Midwives

 

Reviewing

  • British Journal of Midwifery
  • Revisiting Waterbirth: an attitude to care, Palgrave
  • Managaing Obstetrics Emergencies in the Community & Low tech Settings, Palgrave

 

Visiting Positions

  • Honorary Consultant Midwife, NHS Lothian

 

Date


6 results

Teaching Compassionate Mind Training to help midwives cope with traumatic clinical incidents

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J., Beaumont, E., Norris, G., & Cullen, G. (2021)
Teaching Compassionate Mind Training to help midwives cope with traumatic clinical incidents. British Journal of Midwifery, 29(1), 26-35. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2021.29.1.26
Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) is taught to cultivate compassion and teach midwives how to care for themselves. The need to build midwives' resilience is recognised by the ...

Midwives' role in screening for antenatal depression and postnatal depression

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J., Norris, G., & Martin, C. R. (2020)
Midwives' role in screening for antenatal depression and postnatal depression. British Journal of Midwifery, 28(9), 666-672. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2020.28.9.666
This is an educational paper which aims to inform midwives of tools available to help them make appropriate provisional diagnosis of perinatal depression. A second aim of the ...

An exploratory Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of childbearing women's perceptions of risk associated with having a high Body Mass Index (BMI)

Journal Article
Norris, G., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Dickson, A. (2020)
An exploratory Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of childbearing women's perceptions of risk associated with having a high Body Mass Index (BMI). Midwifery, 89(October 2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2020.102789
Background: In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) labelled 13% of the world's adult population as obese. This increase in obesity is accompanied by mortality and morbid...

Optimising the continuity experiences of student midwives: an integrative review

Journal Article
Moncrieff, G., MacVicar, S., Norris, G., & Hollins Martin, C. J. (2021)
Optimising the continuity experiences of student midwives: an integrative review. Women and Birth, 34(1), 77-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2020.01.007
Background: In several countries, midwifery students undertake continuity of care experiences as part of their pre-registration education. This is thought to enable the develo...

“Labelled High-Risk”: Exploring perception of risk during childbirth in women with a BMI>35kg/m²

Thesis
Norris, G. “Labelled High-Risk”: Exploring perception of risk during childbirth in women with a BMI>35kg/m². (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2389217
This thesis reports on a qualitative exploration of the lived experience of seven pregnant women, medically classified as severely obese, and subsequently labelled as a high-r...

The midwifery curriculum: introducing obstetric emergency simulation

Journal Article
Norris, G. (2008)
The midwifery curriculum: introducing obstetric emergency simulation. British Journal of Midwifery, 16(4), 232-235. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2008.16.4.29047
Employing high fidelity simulations of obstetric emergencies for student midwives has great teaching and learning potential. Simulations can provide student midwives with a le...

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