Edinburgh Napier University
Margaret qualified as a registered nurse in the Northern district of Glasgow in 1986 and then as a registered midwife in 1989 in Forth valley. Margaret obtained her first degree in midwifery at Queen Margaret University and later went on to study there for her MSc which was achieved in 2014. Margaret has a particular interest in mentorship and the relationship between mentors and the students. Her MSc dissertation researched the mentor’s opinion of their value in the role of a sign-off mentor.
Margaret commenced her midwifery career in 1990 and progressed to a senior midwife role in the labour ward and then a team leader of a group of midwives with a caseload of 240 women.
In 2003 Margaret commenced her first role as an educationalist in Stirling University as a clinical skills facilitator, gained her PG cert in teaching and learning and then was delighted to have been selected for the role of midwifery lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) in 2006. Since commencing at ENU Margaret has successfully become and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, presented at conferences and taught a summer school abroad.