Sara Blakeway

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Mary Seacole Building, Room 3.40.

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Current positions

Lecturer Practitioner


Sara is a lecturer practitioner; which means she has a lecturers post part time in the university, and for the rest of the week, she work clinically in one of the local NHS Maternity units as an Infant Feeding co-ordinator. Sara has 20 years plus experience in working and teaching in local NHS Trusts. She is the team lead for the Infant Feeding Specialist Service in a local NHS maternity unit, and has been the lead practitioner for achieving UNICEF Baby Friendly Status for two separate maternity & neonatal services. This involved devising and delivering an education programme to enable all the midwifery, neonatal nursing, medical staff and the non-qualified staff to deliver care which meets UNICEF Baby Friendly criteria. Soon after qualifying as a midwife, she joined the university teaching staff, and has been a part time Lecturer Practitioner ever since. She has taught on the 3 year course, but most recently has been located within the Post RN team. She completed her MSc in 2012 and PGCAP in 2013. She has been an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant since 2005, and in 2017 she became a qualified Ankyloglossia Division Practitioner (Tongue Tie) and leads the Tongue Tie clinic in her NHS Trust. Her particular interest is in postnatal care, especially Infant Feeding, and was part of the team to achieve GOLD award for UNICEF Baby Friendly at the university.


  • Midwifery modules

Research Interests

  • Postnatal care
  • Infant Feeding

Qualifications and Memberships


  • MSc
  • Registered Midwife
  • International Board Certified lactation Consultant
  • Ankyloglossia Division Practitioner.


  • Association of Tongue Tie Practitioner
  • Lactation Consultant