Kenda Crozier

Professor, Dean of the School of Health Sciences

  • 1.16 Queens Building

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Personal profile

Areas of Expertise

Midwifery research; Postgraduate research leadership and supervision; research in childbirth; maternal health; mental health and motherhood; midwifery education.

Teaching Interests

As NMC lead Midwife for education at UEA from 2013 until January 2018 I held a strategic role in the quality of midwifery education at UEA. I have vast experience in curriculum development and have been involved in validation for programmes externally. I teach on  midwifery modules in the undergraduate and post registration programmes. My teaching includes research methods, mental health in pregnancy, the care of vulnerable women and service development and innovation.  In addition I facilitate seminars and tutorials on the PGR professional and personal development programme.


Dean of the School of Health Sciences since October 2022. Previously I have held positions as  Faculty Associate Dean for PGR  and Head of the graduate school (2014 - 2018) and Lead Midwife for Education in School of Health Sciences (2013 - 2017). As an educational leader I have worked with teams to develop curricula at BSc and Masters level. Membership of committees included Faculty Learning and teaching committee, Chair of Faculty appeals and complaints for PGR, Chair of faculty PGR executive and member of the South East Asia dialogue group. I am interested in ensuring students engage in programmes in ways that stimulate their learning and maintain their wellbeing. I developed and led faculty training in PGR supervision which included a focus on student mental wellbeing. Much of my recent work has involved partnership building internationally.

Professional registrations:

Registered Midwife

Registered Nurse

Lecturer/practice educator

 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


2005   PhD University of Ulster
2003   PG Dip Higher Education, University of Greenwich
1999   MSc  Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast 
1998   BSc Hons Health Studies, Queen's University Belfast

Key Research Interests

My research interests are centred on maternal health, transition to parenting, midwifery care delivery and innovation in practice as well as research capacity and capability building. I have experience in using mixed methods approaches as well as ethnography, phenomenology, concept development and action research.

Previous studies

2015 – 16  R Sanders, K Crozier, J Sandall.  Women’s experiences of pre birth education and birth preparation. Funded by RCOG/RCM Wellbeing of Women ( K Crozier supervisor)


2013 – 2014K Crozier, S Campbell, G Parlett, J Mooney Education research: ASPIRE building on research aspirations in undergraduate nursing students. UEA annual fund£5000


2013 – 2015 J Needham, M Cameron, K Crozier Red flags in midwifery assessment of women: Funded by RCOG/RCM Wellbeing of Women. ( K Crozier supervisor)


2011 – 2012 Hargreaves K and Crozier K  Why do women stop breastfeeding: a concept mapping study. Funded by RCM Ruth Davies award (supervisor  K Crozier) 


Evaluation of a neonatal end of life care pathway Project funded by DH for East Anglia Children’s Hospice (EACH) 2010 – 2011

A concept mapping study exploring reasons for discontinuation of breastfeeding. 2011 – 2012 funded by RCM

INMPP (Innovations in Nursing and Midwifery Practice Project) 2008 - 2011

Scoping exercise on nursing and midwifery research and innovation. Funded by James Paget University Hospital (2008).

Action research project for research capacity building 2008 – 2011 Funding from NHS East Of England. 

Commissioned systematic review of baby skincare. Educational grant from Johnson and Johnson and RCM 2010

Research students

I supervise MPhil/PhD students who are conducting studies in the following:

  • The lived experience of Miscarriage and Termination of Pregnancy in Thai women
  • One to one care in Labour
  • Mental ill health in Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Predictors and Correlates of Early Postnatal Relationships and Outcomes
  • The experience of planned Breech Birth
  • Impact of an alongside birthing unit on the adjacent consultant led unit


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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