Dr Angela Graves

Dr Angela Graves


I worked as a clinical nurse in the field of cardiothoracic surgery before becoming a midwife. My focus was in normalising childbirth and the promotion and support of best practice in relation to infant nutrition.

As an experienced midwife, I moved into higher education at the University of Leeds as a Lecturer/Practitioner in 2005. I became a Lecturer in Midwifery in 2006 and have a special interest in the development of a practice that has a robust evidence base, delivered in an innovative, progressive manner in resource-constrained contemporary practice. 


  • Director of Practice
  • Programme Leader
  • Lead Midwife for Education

Research interests

I was awarded by 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

I am the Programme Lead for the BSc (Hons) Midwifery Pre-registration Programme. 

I presently teach module HECS 3259 'Becoming a Midwife' with a focus on professional and regulatory responsibilities and clinical decision making. 

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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