Gail Norris

Gail Norris

Miss 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, she now the Lead Midwife for Education. Gail is part of the School's Senior Leadership team and holds the position of Senior Academic Lead for Strategic Implementation. 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.

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Research Areas

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • 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

 

External Examining/Validations

  • Return to Practice Midwifery - Dundee University
  • Demontfort University , Leicester

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Senior fellow of Higher Education Academy

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Shorlisted RCM wards 2017

 

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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. (in press)
An exploratory Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of childbearing women's perceptions of risk associated with having a high Body Mass Index (BMI). Midwifery, 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. (in press)
Optimising the continuity experiences of student midwives: an integrative review. Women and Birth, 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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