Maria Orellana Condeminas


School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I have been a qualified midwife since 2004. I have worked in all areas of Maternity care including community where I provided care to women within a caseload and facilitated and supported women to birth at home. I also hold a Nursing qualification which I obtained in my home country, Spain.

Prior to becoming a lecturer for Staffordshire University, I have also worked within different NHS trust, and I have also worked as a Team Leader in the community team in the Erdington Area linked to UHB hospital NHS. I remain active as a clinical Midwife on a Bank contract basis and I work clinical shifts on delivery Suite, Community, and the Postnatal Ward at UHB NHS trust.

Although I love working as a clinical Midwife, my passion has always lined towards teaching and supporting students in both settings academic and Practice.

Professional memberships and activities

  • NMC registered
  • RCM member

Academic qualifications

  • Nursing Diploma
  • Midwifery Degree
  • NIPE qualification- Level 7


  • Midwifery
  • NIPE qualifications
  • Optimizing Neonatal Health
  • Midwifery Skills

Research interests

I am very passionate about Midwifery particularly about enabling women to have a choice within their right to birth in whatever environment they feel safe.


I am the module lead for the Optimizing Neonatal health module and also lead the promoting neonatal health module. These are modules at level 5 and level 6. Within these modules I do support students to develop their critical thinking skills and enable them to apply theory into practice within the care of the Neonate with complex needs. 

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