Elizabeth Crisp

Senior Lecturer

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I have worked as a rotational midwife in a variety of settings within the NHS including; community, a freestanding midwifery led unit, antenatal/postnatal, delivery suite, HDU and a conjoined midwifery led unit. I currently maintain Midwifery practice at a busy NHS maternity unit to ensure my practice is contemporary – and of course to bring my experiences into my current role as a midwifery lecturer !

Professional memberships and activities

Registered Midwife - Nursing and Midwifery Council
Royal College of Midwives – Member
Fellow of the HEA

Expert member HRA REC Committee

Member of regional academic PMA network

Academic qualifications

  • Bsc (Hons) Midwifery Practice (Staffordshire University)
  • Msc Education in Women’s Health (Staffordshire University)
  • PG Cert in Higher and Professional Education (Staffordshire University)
  • Cert in Sexual Health Advising (Staffordshire University)
  • Newborn Infant Physical Examination (Staffordshire University)
  • Professional Advocate AEQUIP (Birmingham City University)
  • Education and mentorship in clinical practice (Keele University)


Currently studying

  • PhD (Staffordshire University)
  • Mixed methods certificate (Oxford University)


Midwifery Practice

Sexual Health




Patient safety

Safety science

Enterprise and commercial interests

I have a strong interest in maintaining positive relationships with our clinical partners. I currently link with University Hospital of North Midlands, but also have developed tools that can be utilised for all of our partners to maintain and continue to develop successful partnerships.

Attended internationalisation week in Linz Austria Applied Sciences Upper Austria to develop partnerships and participate in workshops, discussing collaborative innovations and differences in healthcare provisions globally.



Patient Safety



Crisp E. (2018) Sex workers’ - a call for midwives’ awareness, discussion, research and practice development. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, vol 28, no 3, September 2018, Original article. © MIDIRS 2018

CRISP, Elizabeth (2018) Do we acknowledge families’ sexual and reproductive health needs within maternity services? A practising midwife’s reflection. M.I.D.I.R.S. Midwifery Digest, 28 (2).


in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021