Rose McCarthy

Rose McCarthy

Lecturer in Midwifery

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I joined the University of Salford in 2010 as a Lecturer of Midwifery. I have spent 21 years in midwifery practice, from 2002 as a senior midwife coordinating a consultant led delivery suite in a busy university teaching hospital. I have been involved in midwifery education for the last 7 years.


My academic interests focus on midwifery practice, particularly in the areas of complex, high risk pregnancy & birth and critical illness. I embrace a collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning and have formed strong working relationships with different disciplines within medicine and nursing.

I teach AIM™ to undergraduate student nurses as part of the AIM™ Faculty and lead the Maternal AIM™ course within the School of Midwifery, delivered to under and postgraduate midwives.  I teach at every level on undergraduate and taught postgraduate midwifery programmes. I supervise Masters Dissertation students.

Current role and responsibilities

I teach across all levels of the undergraduate Midwifery Degree programme and am a year one (level 4) leader. I am also the module leader for the Masters module Critical Care in Childbearing. I am a member of the Acute Illness Management Faculty (AIM™) within the School of Nursing and co-authored and lead the Maternal AIM™ within the Directorate of Midwifery. I am the University Link Lecturer for the University Hospitals of South Manchester NHS FT and also have a contract at UHSM NHS FT as a practising clinical midwife on the delivery suite.

I am a member of the Gulu-Man Link, a global health partnership and have visited Uganda to teach medical students Neonatal Life Support (NLS) and Obstetric Emergency Management at the Gulu University Faculty of Medicine. I am a Supervisor of Midwives at UHSM NHS FT which means that I have the responsibility to protect the safety of the mothers and babies at the Trust and the wider public at large.

Research Interests

My professional background is in midwifery care and practice and this is where my research interest lies. I am particularly interested in intra-partum care, acute and critical illness in pregnancy and the newly delivered woman, and practice development.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Registered General Nurse 1989
  • Registered Midwife 1991
  • Master of Science (Practitioner Research) 1996
  • Supervisor of Midwives 2003
  • Expert Witness Certificate 2009
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education 2010


McCarthy R (2009) Protecting the perineum: we been duped by HOOP?  British Journal of Midwifery 17(12) 779-781

McCarthy R (2011) Can the importance of midwives be measured in deaths? The Practising Midwife. 14 (6) 40-41

McCarthy R (2011) Social networking through Facebook: Are we asking for friends or foes? British Journal of Midwifery 19 (11) 734-735

McCarthy R (2011) Mind Your Language. The Practising Midwife. 14 (7) 46

Critical Care Skills Institute (2012) Maternal Illness Management. Greater Manchester Critical Care Network (co-author)

Facilitating learning: Maternal acute illness management (AIM) for pre -registration midwifery education. Nurse Education in Practice