Dr. Beverley Jervis

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Mary Seacole room 3.49

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Current positions

Lecturer in Midwifery


Beverley studied midwifery at Salford and once qualified worked at her local trust in Cheshire. During this time, she worked within a home birth service practicing caseload/team midwifery, a model of care which she is passionate. In 2010 she gained a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded Master of Research at the University of Liverpool fuelling her passion for continuity of midwifery carer and an interest in knowledge implementation. Following 18 months in practice, she successfully gained a funded PhD teaching studentship at the University of Salford. Her PhD is a focused ethnography with a feminist socio-political lens exploring women’s, midwives and obstetrician’s experiences of movement during birth, identifying how knowledge is gained and what prevents knowledge around normal birth being implemented. When the studentship ended, she went to work for One to One midwives, the first non-NHS trust provider of maternity services in the North West, as the midwife lead for education and training. One to One led implemented caseload midwifery and had the highest continuity and homebirth rate in the UK. This gave an insight into and an understanding of the challenges a non-NHS trust maternity care provider face. Having worked within the midwifery teaching team at Liverpool John Moores University she felt the pull to return to her midwifery home at Salford.

Research Interests

  • Normal birth
  • Maternity care
  • Women's experience

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD
  • M.Res.
  • Bsc. Midwifery
  • PMA