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School of Health and Society

Karen Barker


A nurse and midwife registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Senior Lecturer in Midwifery and MSC pathway Lead.


  • MSC Midwifery Pathway Lead
  • Post RN Midwifery Module Lead
  • Academic Misconduct Officer

Teaching interests

  • Midwifery,
  • Professional issues,
  • Law,
  • Ethics,
  • Simulation

Research Interests

Confidence Cases and student midwives.

Qualifications and Memberships

1999- Education PGCE(A) (from University of Bolton).

1998-Master Arts Medical Ethics (from Keele University ) . 1988-Advanced Diploma Midwifery ADM (from St Mary's Manchester).

1986-Midwifery RM (from Salford School of Midwifery ).

1983-Nursing RGN (from Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley School of Nursing ).

1981-Nursing RMN (from Salford Prestwich Hospital School of Nursing ).


Barker, K 2017 Do trainee nurse associates have a role in maternity care? British Journal of Midwifery, Vol.25(6), pp.348-349

Barker, K 2017 Will supervision changes lead to more Fitness to Practise referral? British Journal of Midwifery, Vol.24(9), p.606

Barker, K 2016 Building resilience: the way forward British Journal of Midwifery, Vol.24(3), p.158

Barker, K 2015, 'Midwives, women and politics', British Journal of Midwifery , 23(6), pp.386-386

Lavender, T & Barker, K 2013, 'A pilot quasi-experimental study to determine the feasibility of implementing a partograph e-learning tool for student midwife training in Nairobi', Midwifery , 29(8), pp.876-884

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