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Dr Lesley Kay

School: Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care

Job Title: Senior Lecturer

Email: Lesley.Kay@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Location: 6th Floor, Hunter Wing, St Georges, University of London

Biography


In her role Lesley provides high quality teaching, research, and professional activity to the benefit of a diverse range of students and colleagues. Lesley supports and facilitates undergraduate and postgraduate education whilst working to develop and build the Midwifery department's research capacity and profile.

Lesley represents the Department on the Faculty Research Ethics Committee, the School Research Committee and in the Centre for Public Engagement. Her teaching is informed by her research; most recently by her PhD study which considers how pregnant women experience stories of birth. Lesley's research adds to the body of midwifery knowledge available for those health professionals working in maternity services.

In her role she acts as a resource for her peers working to develop their skills acting as a critical friend and being a role model; demonstrating how to engage with research and the research agenda by networking, attending and presenting at conferences and writing for publication.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, SFHEA, Higher Education Academy
  • PhD, Midwifery, University of Central Lancashire
  • Recordable Teacher Qualification, Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University/Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Master of Studies (MST), Primary and Community Care, University of Cambridge
  • PgCert, Medical Education, University of Cambridge
  • BSc(Hons), Pre-Registration Midwifery, Anglia Polytechnic University
  • RM, Registered Midwife, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • BA(Hons), English Literature, University of Wales

Professional experience

  • 2016 - present
    External Examiner, University College Cork
  • 2009 - 2017
    Fitness to Practise Panellist, Conduct and Competence Committee Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • 2016 - 2016
    External Assessor Periodic Programme Review, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • 2010 - 2013
    Senior Lecturer Midwifery, Anglia Ruskin University
  • 2009 - 2010
    Lecturer in Midwifery, Anglia Ruskin University
  • 2005 - 2009
    Team Leader Community Midwifery, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2003 - 2005
    Hospital Based Midwife, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • 2000 - 2003
    Community Team Midwife, Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Professional registration and membership

  • Registered Midwife, Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • SHHEA, Higher Education Academy

Research interests

Midwifery; stories; leadership; research methods; ethnography; phenomenology; regulation

Grants and funding

  • 2016
    Improving knowledge and skills in perinatal mental health: a training need analysis

Publications

Number of items: 34.

Article

Kay, Lesley, Downe, Soo, Thomson, Gill and Finlayson, Kenny (2017) Engaging with birth stories in pregnancy : a hermeneutic phenomenological study of women’s experiences across two generations. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17(283), ISSN (online) 1471-2393

Kay, Lesley (2017) Studying for a doctorate : wanting a strong voice. The Practising Midwife, 20(4), pp. 18-20. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2012) Self-evaluation: a specific session. The Practising Midwife, 15(4), pp. 21-23. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2011) The role of the personal tutor. The Practising Midwife, 14(8), pp. 36-38. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2011) Learner evaluation including design, use and evaluation of an appropriate tool. The Practising Midwife, 14(7), pp. 33-34. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2011) Assessing and implementing approved assessment procedures. The Practising Midwife, 14(1), pp. 29-30. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2011) Participation in and a critical review of educational audit. The Practising Midwife, 14(3), pp. 31-32. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2010) 'Leading other midwives': experience of midwife team leaders. British Journal of Midwifery, 18(12), pp. 764-769. ISSN (print) 0969-4900

Kay, Lesley (2010) Donning the mask. The Practising Midwife, 13(4), p. 25. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2010) Evaluating a module. The Practising Midwife, 13(10), pp. 34-35. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2010) Not such a different role. The Practising Midwife, 13(7), p. 46. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2009) Sink or swim? The Practising Midwife, 12(11), p. 30. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Kay, Lesley (2009) Still a midwife? The transition from clinician to educator. The Practising Midwife, 12(8), p. 26. ISSN (print) 1461-3123

Book

Kay, Lesley (2011) An ethnographic inquiry exploring the experience of midwifery leaders: leading other midwives. Saarbrücken, Germany : Lambert Academic. ISBN 3845439963

Book Section

Byrom, Sheena and Kay, Lesley (2011) Midwifery leadership: theory, practice and potential. In: Downe, Soo , Byrom, Sheena and Simpson, Louise, (eds.) Essential midwifery practice : leadership, expertise and collaborative working. Chichester, U.K. : Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 7-22. ISBN 9781405184311

Conference or Workshop Item

Kay, Lesley (2017) Engaging with the 'modern birth story' in pregnancy : everydayness, absorption and the 'idle talk' of birth. In: 12th International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference; 02-04 Oct 2017, Grange Over Sands, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2017) From meta-synthesis to hermeneutic review : a PhD student's journey. In: 12th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference; 02-04 Oct 2017, Grange-over-Sands, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley and Calonder, Caroline (2017) ‘dis ͻhord' : one woman's experience of confronting and understanding the lived experience of birth. In: 12th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference; 02-04 Oct 2017, Grange-over-Sands, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2017) Engaging with the modern birth story in pregnancy : everydayness, absorption and the 'idle talk' of birth. In: 31st ICM Triennial Congress: Midwives - Making a Difference in the World; 18-22 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada. (Unpublished)

Wiltshire, Hermione, Kay, Lesley, Esegbona, Gloria, Gibbs, Rose, Knowles, Helen, Howell, Rosalind and Robinson, Jean (2017) Oxytocin, birthing the future. In: Oxytocin - Birthing the World; 03 Jun 2017, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2017) Engaging with the 'modern birth story' in pregnancy : everydayness, absorption and the 'idle talk' of birth. In: Hermeneutic Phenomenology Symposium; 06 Apr 2017, Preston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2016) Engaging with the modern birth story in pregnancy: everydayness, absorption and the idle talk of birth. In: Giving Voice to Our Experience: On Heidegger, Phenomenology and the Challenges of Language; 08-11 Aug 2016, Denver, U.S.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2016) Birth in the twilight of certainty. In: 31st ICM Triennial Congress : Midwives - Making a Difference in the World; 18 - 22 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2016) Hearing stories of birth in pregnancy: a hermeneutic phenomenological study of women's experiences across two generations. In: 11th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference; 10-13 Oct 2016, Sydney, Australia. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2015) Birth in the twilight of certainty. In: Making Parents? Human Reproduction and Family Life in Contemporary Society; 11 Dec 2015, Roehampton, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2015) Stories are difficult like that: a phenomenological study. In: Normal Labour and Birth: 10th Research Conference: Normal Birth; Into the Future; 15-17 Jun 2015, Grange Over Sands, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2013) Awash with information and looking for a lifeline. In: 8th International Normal Labour and Birth Conference : Getting it Right First Time : Normal Birth Research and the Individual, Family and Society; 05-07 June 2013, Grange Over Sands, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2011) Planning a metasynthesis of the literature: negotiating the meta-muddle! In: Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference 2011: Valuing Midwives: Improving Outcomes; 15-16 Nov 2011, Brighton, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Bottom, Helen and Kay, Lesley (2010) Belly dancing and true female power. In: Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference: Maternity Services in a Changing World; 16-17 Nov 2010, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2010) Starting the journey: formulating a research proposal for the purposes of a PHD. In: ICM 29th Triennial Congress: Midwives Tackling the 'Big 5' Globally; 19-23 June 2011, Durban, South Africa. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2010) Starting the journey: formulating an outline research proposal for the purposes of a PhD. In: Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference: Maternity Services in a Changing World; 16-17 Nov 2010, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2009) 'Leading other midwives'. A critical ethnographic inquiry, exploring the experience of midwife team leaders. In: Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference: Pioneering the Mother and Baby Pathway; 26-27 Nov 2009, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Kay, Lesley (2009) A critical ethnographic inquiry exploring the experience of midwife team leaders. In: Women and Birth: Politics, Power and Practice : The 2nd Annual University of Worcester Birth Conference; 14-15 Jul 2009, Worcester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Thesis

Kay, Lesley (2016) Engaging with the 'modern birth story' in pregnancy: A hermeneutic phenomenological study of women's experiences across two generations. (PhD thesis), University of Central Lancashire.

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