Dr Angela Graves

Dr Angela Graves


I am an Associate Professor in Maternal Care, with a BSc and MSc in Midwifery and a PhD in health professional education with a focus on simulation, obstetric emergencies, critical events and enhanced maternal care.

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.

With a clinical background in nursing and midwifery I am a visiting Associate Professor at UNISA Yogyakarta, Indonesia (since 2019) I have recently re-developed the BSc (Hons) Midwifery blended degree programme with successful funding from Health Education England. 


  • Head of School

Research interests

I was awarded my PhD in 2016.

My research interest is focussed on juxtaposing theoretical and professional perspectives relating to professional clinical skills and simulation-based training and education. 


  • 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. 

I act as academic supervisor for undergraduate and postgraduate research dissertations and EdD and PhD students. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Maternal, child and family health
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