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Rose McCarthy

Assistant Director of Health


I am a midwifery lecturer maintaining clinical midwifery practice at University Hospitals of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. I am predominantly an educator delivering undergraduate and post graduate education and training to midwives, and students in other health professions nationally and internationally. As an educator I have maintained an interest in healthcare research and have published peer reviewed papers in acute illness management and educational delivery in low income settings. I am in the final year of a PhD commissioned by Health Education England, entitled ‘The impact of social media based Communities of Practice on new mothers'.


  • Interests - Human Factors, Electronic Fetal Monitoring, Maternal morbidity, Midwifery in LMICs
  • I lead - Maternal Acute Illness Management (AIM) © and Maternal Critical Care Course at the University of Salford
  • I am a member of the AIM© faculty which delivers AIM© and Maternal AIM© regionally, nationally and internationally, and have modified the AIM© course materials for use in low and middle income countries

Teaching interests:

  • Midwifery care provision
  • Maternal morbidity
  • Maternal mortality
  • Human Factors
  • EFM
  • Global midwifery

Research Interests

I am in the final stages of a PhD commissioned by Health Education England, entitled ‘The impact of social media based Communities of Practice on pregnant women and new mothers '. Submission due Autumn 2017

Qualifications and Memberships



McCarthy, R & Choucri, L & Ormandy, P & Brettle, A (2017). 'Midwifery Continuity: the use of social media', Midwifery, 52, pp.34-41.

McCarthy, R & Byrne-Davis, L & Hart, J & Yuill, G & Slattery, H & Jackson, M & Bryne, G (2015). 'A feasible, acceptable and effective way to teach health care workers in low and middle income countries a method to manage acutely ill obstetric women' Midwifery

McCarthy, R & Nuttall, J & Smith, J & Martin, C H (2014) 'A method of teaching critical care skills to undergraduate student midwives using the Maternal Acute Ilness Management (M-AIM) training day', Nurse Education in Practice, 14(6), pp.747-751.

Byrne-Davis, L & Byrne, G & Jackson, M & A, A & McCarthy, R & Slatttery, H & Yuil, G & Stevens, A & Townsend, J & Armitage, C & Johnston, M (2016) Understanding implementation of maternal acute illness management education by measuring capability, opportunity and motivation: A mixed methods study in a low-income country. , 6(3), p.59.', Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(3), p.59.

McCarthy, R (2011), ''Social networking through Facebook: Are we asking for friends or foes?' ', British Journal of Midwifery, 19(7), pp.452-453. MCCARTHY, R (2009). Protecting the perineum: have we been duped by HOOP?. British Journal of Midwifery. 17, 12, 779-781.

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