Rachel Meredith


School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

Studied Midwifery Practice degree at Staffordshire University between 2003-2006.  Qualified and commenced my first role at Mid Cheshire Hospital Trust as a rotational midwife working between labour ward and postnatal ward. 

Over the next 16 years I continued to gain lots of midwifery experience but I also I got married and had two children.

My career changed once I had my children and I wished to care for women and families as part of a permanent 'core' team on the postnatal ward.

I then became Deputy Ward Manager of that ward and loved leading a team in every sense of the word.

My final role in the NHS was 'Workforce Development Lead' I had the responsibility to facilitate, plan, and evaluate staff training for the Women and children's division. I also had the enjoyable task of looking after all midwifery students coming to gain experience at Mid Cheshire, this was part of my role that I found most rewarding and satisfying.

In August 2022 I moved from the NHS into Staffordshire University as I became a Midwifery Lecturer.

Academic qualifications

  • Midwifery (Hons) Degree (2006)
  • Professional Midwifery Advocate
  • NIPE
  • NLS
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