Gina Finnerty

Dr Gina Finnerty BEd (Hons), PhD

Senior Lecturer in Midwifery

Gina’s core area of academic interest is midwifery craft knowledge. An exploration of the embodied expertise of senior midwives is in progress. She is also involved in simulation and is involved in research projects using virtual reality, for example, use of digital patients in perinatal mental health and end of life care. Gina is a Practice Lead and a member of the Centre for Professional Workforce Development.


Member of Editorial Board for Nurse Education in Practice journal

External examiner: MSci Midwifery and Leadership, University of Leicester

Research / Scholarly interests

Book chapter:

Shahul-Hameed M, Foster J, Finnerty G, Pentaris P Impact of Covid-19 on mental health and associated losses In: Death, Grief and Loss in the Context of Covid. Ed: Pentaris P. Routledge. Publication date: 6.8.2021

Conference presentation:

International Confederation of Midwives Conference, June 2021. Presentation: ‘Creation of a Digital Avatar to Enhance Student Midwives’ Learning’