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Kate Brown

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Senior Lecturer Midwifery

I am a Senior Lecturer on BSc (Hons) Midwifery. I am dual qualified being both a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). I have clinical experience in both in and out of hospital care, predominantly as a midwife in antenatal/postnatal inpatient care.

I took a career break, prior to joining the University of Sunderland to become a lecturer in 2020, and travelled the world giving me a rich understanding of culture globally. I am passionate about the future of midwifery and look forward to inspiring the next generation of midwives!

Teaching and supervision

I teach BSc (Hons) Midwifery Practice.

Prior to this I have been module lead for NUR207 on BSc Nursing Top-Up and have delivered midwifery theory and practice to a range of other courses including medicine and paramedic science.


I undertook a masters in midwifery with a focus area on 'midwives understanding of perinatal mental health'. This is a subject area I aspire to do further research in with a view to a possible PHD in the future.

  • Maternal mental health
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Postnatal midwifery care

Last updated 30 November 2023