Nicola Young

Nicola Young


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Personal profile

Key Research Interests

1997-1998     MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice Midwifery studied at University of Surrey. Research undertaken: The views & experiences of community midwives who provide care for women who undergo termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality

May 2008       Doctorate in Education, studied within the Centre for Applied Research in Education, UEA.  Research title: Exploring clinical decision-making amongst student midwives and newly qualified practitioners.



Young, N. An exploration of clinical decision-making among students and newly qualified midwives. Midwifery (2011), doi:10.1016/j.midw.2011.09.012

Young, N and Randall, J (2013) The use of blended learning to create a module about ill-health during childbirth for pre-registration midwifery students Nurse Education in Practice 14 (1) p 87-91

Young, N. (2002) Visiting women in the postnatal period who have undergone termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality The British Journal of Midwifery 25 3 p 21-24

Book chapters

Young, N. (2015) Pre-eclampsia and the emergency management of eclampsia outside the hospital In: Bates, K. and Crozier, K. (eds) Managing Childbirth Emergencies in Community Settings2nd edn London: Palgrave  

Young, N. (2008) Multiculturalism: Culturally sensitive care for the baby In Williamson, A. and Crozier, K. (eds) Neonatal care A Textbook for student midwives and nurses London: ReflectPress


Bates, K. and Young, N. (2005) Managing Childbirth Emergencies: Preregistration and Post registration Educational Needs In: Woodward, V., Bates, K.  and Young, N. (eds) Managing Childbirth Emergencies in Community SettingsLondon: Palgrave

Teaching Interests

Module Organiser


    • Module organiser for the first module in the PGCert in Clinical Education, HSC-7065D Enhancing teaching, learning and assessment in clinical education. This is an inter-professional module which attracts professions from all levels of medical staff, nurses, midwives, paramedics, dentists, physiotherapists, occupational health therapists and pharmacists and medical students who take intercalation from the MBBS programme

    •  module organiser, HSCW5015a module 3 Health and Social Complexities, Year 2 in the 3 Year Pre-registration BSc (Hons) Midwifery



In 2001 awarded a University Teaching Fellowship with a midwifery colleague Amanda Williamson, to create an electronic learning package focusing on maternal and neonatal health.

November 2005 Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Winner of the National Midwifery Award for Excellence in Teaching


  • MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice Midwifery University of Surrey1998
  • PG Diploma in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education  Anglia Polytechnic University 2001
  • Doctorate in Education, School of Education & Lifelong Learning, UEA 2008
  • November 2017 Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

1988-1996     Member of the Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service working as a clinical midwife. In 1990 deployed as a member of the aeromedical evacuation teams in Operation Granby during the first Gulf War.

1996-April 1999        Clinical midwife

May 1999 - present   Lecturer at University of East Anglia