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Dr Lesley Choucri

Director of Midwifery, Counselling & Psychotherapy

Biography

My academic interests focus on midwifery practice and policy, strategic leadership, risk management, qualitative research methodologies, and I continue to teach at every level on undergraduate and taught postgraduate midwifery and leadership programmes.

Teaching

My academic interests focus on midwifery practice and policy, strategic leadership, risk management, qualitative research methodologies, and I continue to teach at every level on undergraduate and taught postgraduate midwifery and leadership programmes. I supervise postgraduate students. I lead Practice 7 and 8 on the BSc Hons Midwifery and will colead a new leadership and advovacy module from January 2018

Teaching interests:

  • leadership
  • action research
  • continuity of care
  • phenomenology
  • midwifery

Research Interests

My professional background is in midwifery care and practice. The focus for my research interest is on practice development through action research and action learning. My PhD study examined the evolving roles of a group of education and practice development midwives as they led change in clinical practice. This developed my capability in facilitation and coaching for leadership roles in the clinical environment and led me to enjoy and use appreciative inquiry approaches to learning and change. My recent research with Rose McCarthy was a funded project (£250K) which examined the use of a professionally moderated social media site to inform and empower women on their journey into motherhood. The first publication 'Midwifery continuity: the use of social media' appeared in Midwifery 2017.

Qualifications and Memberships

McCarthy, R. Choucri, L. Brettle A. Ormandy P. 2017 Midwifery continuity: The use of social media. Midwifery Vol 52:34-41

Uppal, E. Mason-Mitchell, J. Leyland, A. Sloane, J. Choucri, L 2017 ‘Freedom to flourish’: University of Salford student midwives' placement link with the Isle of Man. BJM DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2017.25.4.253 Published Online: April 07, 2017

Younger, M., Hollins-Martin, C.J. Choucri, L. 2014 Individualised care for women with assisted conception pregnancies and midwifery practice implications: An analysis of the existing research and current practice. Midwifery DOI: 10.1016/j.midw.2014.06.008

Choucri, L. 2012, ' Midwives and the time: a theoretical discourse and analysis. ', Evidence Based Midwifery, 10(1), pp.1-15.

Publications

Evans, S & Choucri, L 2012, 'Why Leadership, why now? The current state of management of the maternity services in England', MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 22(2), pp.255

Evans, S & Choucri, L 2012, 'Transitioning from a student to a midwife: A first-hand account ', British Journal of Midwifery, 20(3), pp.214-214 -259.

Simms, M & Choucri, L & Mitchell, S 2012, 'Seamless Service', Midwives, 3, p.48.

Choucri, L 2012, ' Midwives and the time: a theoretical discourse and analysis. ', Evidence Based Midwifery, 10(1), pp.1-15.

Choucri, L 2005, 'Practice Development in Midwifery-Developing an Action Research Project. ', British Journal of Midwifery , 13(10), pp.629-632.

Choucri, L 1994, 'Resistance to Change', Modern Midwife, pp.28-29.

Choucri, L 1997 'Care by midwives during labour: Women’s Experiences.’ in: Moore, S (ed.), Understanding Pain and its Relief in Labour, Churchill Livingstone. , Edinburgh, UK.

Postgraduate research

  • Qualitative
  • Phenomenology
  • Action research