Elaine Uppal

Lecturer Midwifery

  • Mary Seacole MS3.40
  • T: 0161 295 6436
  • E: e.uppal@salford.ac.uk
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Office Times

Monday – Friday 7:00 – 10:00, may be available at other times by appointment.


Elaine started her Nurse training in 1986 at Bolton, initially working on a General and Facio-Maxillo Surgical ward and subsequenlty as a Practice Nurse in a GP surgery before changing to Midwifery and Health Visiting roles.  

Since working as a Lecturer Practitioner in 2004 at Bolton University she has worked in numerous education and research roles at various universities including Manchester Metropolitan, Sheffield (ScHARR) and Salford.

Her teaching and research interests include: student art and writing workshops; promoting normal birth; arts in midwifery; child protection; and pilates for pregnancy and postnatal period. She is Programme Leader for the Post RN BSc (Hons) Midwifery course.

She is leader of an award winning Art of Midwifery student project and currently writing up her PhD thesis: Interprofessional Learning in a Community of Child Protection Practice. She has recently been awarded the Vice Chancellor's Early Career Researcher scholarship.


Child protection, safeguarding vulnerable groups

Midwifery curriculum including skills, normal and complex childbirth, midwifery research etc.

Maternal Acute Illness Management

Research Interests

Child protection

Safeguarding babies and young children

Interprofessional learning

Pilates for pregnancy and beyond

Arts in midwifery curriculum

YouTube as a mechanism for the socialisation of childbirth

Qualifications and Memberships

2008 MSc Master of Science Midwifery (from University of Salford). 

2007 MRes Master of Research, Education and Society (from Manchester Metropolitan University).
2005 PGCE Post Graduate Certificate Education (Lecturer/Practice Educator) (from University of Bolton).
2005 MEd Master of Education (from Open University).
2002 Adv Dip Advanced Diploma Child Development (from Open University).
2001 RHV Registered Health Visitor (from University of Manchester ).
2001 Diploma Midwifery (from University of Salford).
2001 BSc(Hons) First Class Community Specialist Practitioner Public Health Nursing (from University of Manchester).
1993 RM Registered Midwife (from Bolton College of Midwifery).
1989 RGN Registered General Nurse (from Bolton School of Nursing).


Safeguarding babies and young children

Interprofessional learning in a community of child protection practice

Art of midwifery

Inconsistency in practice, clinical guidelines