Anne Leyland

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Mary Seacole Room MS3.46

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Current positions

Lecturer in Midwifery


I joined the University of Salford in 2004 as a Lecturer in Midwifery. Prior to that, I spent the best part of 24 years in midwifery practice both working abroad and within the UK. I was involved in implementing a midwifery-led service In Ireland between 2000-2004. This provided the impetus for subsequent development of midwifery led services throughout the Republic of Ireland

Current role and responsibilities

I currently teach on the BSC (Post RN) midwifery programme. I am also module leader for the preparation for mentorship module. I am a lactation consultant and currently involved in working towards the university gaining global accreditation for best practice standards in breastfeeding education


I teach across all programmes on a variety of topics and skills. My special interests are breastfeeding, psychology and as part of my Masters in Psychology I am particularly interested in bereavement.

Research Interests

My professional background is in midwifery care and practice. However I am interested in psychological theories of language and discourse. I have a particular interest in exploring midwives identity in light of the re-configuration of services

Qualifications and Memberships


  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery 1995
  • Masters in Healthcare Education : 1999
  • International breastfeeding Lactation Consultant: 2002 / re-certified in 2011
  • Currently undertaking Masters in Psychology


  • Registered General Nurse 1980
  • Registered Midwife 1986