Kate Pearce

Kate Pearce RM, BA Hons, PGCE, MA

Senior Lecturer, Midwifery

Kate Pearce is a Senior Lecturer for Midwifery in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Greenwich.

Kate was a linguist and language teacher working abroad and in the UK prior to becoming a midwife. She comes from a caseloading midwifery background in the NHS and is passionate about continuity of care.

Her particular interests are keeping childbirth as normal as possible, supporting women and their families, antenatal and postnatal care, breast feeding support and perinatal mental health.

Kate joined the university on a permanent basis as senior lecturer in 2016, after a short secondment from Kings College Hospital, London. She is a lecturer in academic skills and mentorship and on the midwifery pre-registration programme, as well as teaching aspects of midwifery to pre-registration and post-registration nurses and paramedics. Kate is also a Link tutor with Lewisham hospital, the PRUH and Newham University Hospital.

Kate is working as a trainer on the UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI), aiming for accreditation and obtained resources for use on Midwifery and the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programmes.

Posts held previously:

  • 2006-16, Midwife, King's College Hospital, London
    Caseloading midwife in the community specialising in home birth and women with complex needs, especially mental health issues
  • 1992-2003, Head of Languages, Eurostar, London
    Establishing and leading all language training for drivers, train managers and office based staff

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer, Midwifery, School of Health Sciences
  • Lecturer for midwifery on pre-registration programme and post-registration nurses and paramedics
  • Professional Tutor Group leader
  • Link tutor


  • Member of Royal College of Midwives

Key projects

  • University of Greenwich: accreditation as a UNICEF/ BFI trainer and purchase resources on the Midwifery and SCPHN programme