Professor Angela Graves

Professor Angela Graves


I am a Professor of Maternal Health and Professional Education and I hold a leadership role as Head of School of Healthcare (HoS). 

My career has an underpinning clinical foundation (nursing and midwifery) and I have a strong academic grounding [teaching, scholarship, academic leadership]. I have a sustained record of collaborating with colleagues from a range of disciplines locally, nationally, and internationally. 

I have led simulation-based learning and teaching within the School and secured Office for Student (OfS) funding to develop simulated/blended learning within our specially designed skills and simulation suite.

As a visiting Associate Professor at UNISA Yogyakarta, Indonesia (since 2019) I have made significant contributions to academic leadership and professional education, working collaboratively to tackle inequality and benefit society.


  • Head of School

Research interests

I was awarded my PhD in 2016. I have a special interest maternity services research and provision of quality care. I have collaborated with colleagues across the university and externally. I supervise Masters and PhD students studying maternity services and maternal experiences, nationally and internationally.



  • PhD
  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education
  • Masters in Midwifery
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery

Professional memberships

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Student education

Prior to moving into the Head of School role I was Driector of Practice for the School and also Lead Midwife for Education. 

As an educationalist and registered midwife, I provide pre-registration midwifery education, validated by both the University and regulatory body (Nursing and Midwifery Council UK), and postgraduate taught and postgraduate research programmes. Teaching activity has focused on simulation and preparation for critical events. I recently led a team of academics, practice partners, service users and students in the development of a blended midwifery degree programme which was successfully validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). This included a successful bid (national) to deliver the programme for the Northeast and Yorkshire region including funding support.

Research groups and institutes

  • Maternal, child and family health
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