Mandy Stevenson

Mandy Stevenson RM, RGN, BSc Hons, PGDip, MSc, MA

Associate Professor in Midwifery Education

Mandy Stevenson is Deputy Head and a Principal Lecturer for Midwifery in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Greenwich.

Mandy joined the university in 2000, becoming principal lecturer and a programme leader in 2007 on the pre-registration midwifery programme. Her responsibilities cover the marketing, selection, recruitment and retention of midwifery students and is held accountable for the effective management of the midwifery programme for an optimal student experience. 

Mandy is lecturer on both midwifery and shared nursing and midwifery courses, as well as providing input for the paramedic science programme in areas such as midwifery skills, practice and research.

Mandy's clinical background and interests are within high risk critical care support; she jointly edited a book entitled 'Critical care in childbearing for midwives' and was instrumental in the redesign and coordination of the Care of the Critically Ill Woman in Childbearing post-qualifying course at the university.

As Deputy Head of Department since 2013, Mandy works with the head of department to lead the strategic development of high quality academic programmes, research and management of staff. She also contributes to faculty and university-wide committees and deputises for the head of department when required. 

Mandy provides link support to students within the maternity unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich and Medway Maritime Hospital, and is also a personal tutor and supervisor of undergraduate and postgraduate research.

Posts held previously:

  • 2000-07, Senior Lecturer Midwifery, University of Greenwich
    Lecturer on both midwifery and shared nursing and midwifery courses and teaching input for the paramedic science programme in areas such as midwifery skills, practice and research
  • 1997-2000, Midwifery Practitioner/Student Teacher, Queen Mary's NHS Trust
    Provide intra-partum care, part of the high risk team supporting midwives to provide care to critically ill women in labour, mentoring midwives and students
  • 1994-97, Midwifery Practitioner, Guys and St. Thomas' NHS Trust
    Core midwife/labour ward coordinator: managing daily shifts, mentoring midwives and students
  • 1992-93, Registered General Nurse (theatres), Maidstone NHS Trust

Responsibilities within the university

  • Deputy Head and a Principal Lecturer, Midwifery, School of Health Sciences
  • Programme leader on pre-registraion BSc Hons Midwifery
  • Principal lecturer on pre-registration midwifery, shared nursing/midwifery courses
  • Lecturer on paramedic science programme
  • Link tutor
  • Personal tutor


  • External Examiner, University of Salford, since 2014
  • Q & A Panel, Independent Newspaper: How to become a midwife
  • External Examiner, pre-registration midwifery, University of Chester, to 2014

Research / Scholarly interests

Mandy's research interests rest within critical care in midwifery and graded clinical practice for pre-registration midwifery and nursing students. Mandy has researched the provision of critical care by midwives in an unpublished paper: Are English Midwives ready for Critical Care Provision? And presented her findings at the conference: Healthy People for a Healthy Nation, Bangkok, Thailand, in 2008.

Recent publications

Stevenson, M. and Ibe, J. (2002). Devising an e-learning package for vital-signs monitoring. Nursing times, 99(26), pp. 28-30.

Billington, M. and Stevenson, M. (2007). Critical Care in Childbearing for Midwives. Blackwell Publishing.

Gormley, G. J., Collins, K., Boohan, M., Bickle, I. C. and Stevenson, M. (2009). Is there a place for e-learning in clinical skills? A survey of undergraduate medical students' experiences and attitudes. Medical teacher, 31(1), pp. 6-12.


Stevenson, M. (2008). Are English Midwives ready for Critical Care Provision? Healthy People for a Healthy Nation, Bangkok, Thailand.

Stevenson, M. (2003). Devising an e-learning package for vital signs monitoring. University of Greenwich e-learning conference.