Sarah McNamara

Nursing and Allied Health

Clinical skills and simulation; intrapartum care; maternal critical care; bereavement care and bridging the gap in undergraduate theory/practice.


University of Salford, United Kingdom, MSc Midwifery
University of Chester, United Kingdom, BSc Midwifery (top-up) 1st Class Hons
University of Chester, United Kingdom, DipHe Midwifery
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA Media Professional Studies

Academic appointments

Admissions Tutor: BSc Midwifery, LJMU, 2020 - present
External Examiner BSc Midwifery, Coventry University, 2020 - present
Programme Lead: Preparation for Professional Midwifery Advocate, LJMU, 2017 - present
Senior Midwifery Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present

Postgraduate training

Approved Midwife Teacher, United Kingdom, Nursing & Midwifery Council, 2017 - 2018
NIPE Practitioner, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, ? - present
Professional Midwifery Advocate, United Kingdom, UCLAN, ? - present
PGCertLTHE, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, ? - present

Journal article

Jennings S. 2012. Delivering Hattie...A Personal Experience The Practising Midwife, 2 :31-33

Jennings S. The Road was never going to be easy RCM Ezine, Publisher Url

Conference presentation:

Midwifery Skills: Decolonised, Decolonial Approaches in Teaching and Research: Sharing good practice”, Liverpool John Moores University/Student Life Building, Oral presentation. 2022

The Cheshire and Merseyside PMA Network - what we do, Cheshire & Merseyside Regional PMA Network 1st Annual Conference, Liverpool, Oral presentation. 2019

The Role of the Professional Midwifery Advocate (PMA) in Cheshire & Merseyside, North Region Maternity Team PMA Workshop, Leeds, Oral presentation. 2019

Other Professional Activity:

Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Early Career Midwife Focus Group Facilitator 03.12.2021 & 07.12.2021. 2021

LJMU AQA Award Competition - ‘sharing good practice’. 2019

Other invited event:

Managing MORA (Midwifery Ongoing Record of Achievement): A Practical Guide to MORA rollout and usage, Health Education England (HEE) Webinar, Invited by HH to present a nationally available document devised by myself and my colleague (Michelle Beacock) on HEIs and stakeholders utilising and embedding the Midwifery Ongoing Record of Achievement in practice.. 2021

Northern Maternity and Midwifery Festival, Manchester, Northern Maternity and Midwifery Festival sessional Chair. 2019

MCHFT Healthcare Expo 2016, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, As part of my Masters in Clinical Research, I undertook a phenomenological exploration of supervisors of midwives views of the current role of supervision of midwives in the UK. I presented this work via a poster presentation at the MCHFTs 2016 annual Healthcare Expo "Inspiring Innovation", and hope to present it again at future conferences.. 2016

RCM Policy Seminar, Leceister, I presented on behalf of MCHT of the changes put into place to transform the unit, attain CNST level 3 and the Maternity Service Provider of the Year 2015 at the RCM Awards in London.. 2015

RCM Policy Seminar, Crewe, I presented on behalf of MCHT following accolade for Maternity Service Provider of the Year 2015 at the RCM Awards in London.. 2015