Lynne Coton


School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I have a background in high-risk obstetric care. I have worked in several midwifery clinical areas including a standalone MLU, antenatal ward, postnatal ward and was core on delivery suite for 4 years.

I commenced working for Staffordshire University as a lecturer in September 2018 and have thoroughly enjoyed my role so far. I was clinical module lead for level 5 for 2 years and have recently taken over as module lead for the level 6 clinical placement module- where I get to teach theory and practical session around high risk high risk obstetric care and obstetric emergencies which are areas I am passionate about.

I am moving and handling trainer and also a suicide first aider.

I am one of the baby friendly initiative (BFI) leads within the health and social care school and am passionate about implementing the BFI standards throughout my role as a midwife and lecturer.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Registered NMC Midwife
  • Royal College of Midwives- Full membership since September 2013

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (hons) Midwifery Degree- First Class, University of the West of England
  • Commenced Academic Professional Apprenticeships in September 2019 to finish in March 2021, Staffordshire University.


  • Obstetric emergencies
  • Simulation
  • Patient safety
  • Human factors
  • BFI lead



  • Module Lead for ‘Contemporary Midwifery Practice and leadership’ Level 6 clinical skills module.
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