Yemi Onilude

Yemi Onilude BSc Hons, PGDipHE, MSc

Senior Lecturer, Midwifery

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

Prior to joining the university in 2012 she was a hospital and community midwife in the NHS; mentoring, supervising and assessing pre-registration midwifery students at different levels of their programme. She also supervised newly qualified midwives towards completion of their preceptorship programmes.

Yemi completed her MSc Public Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London in 2006 and a PGDip Higher Education, University of Greenwich in 2012.

As senior lecturer at the university since 2014, she is course leader on Facilitating Normality in Childbearing and joint course leader on Public Health. Yemi also contributes to lecturing and assessing various courses on pre-registration midwifery, all branches of nursing including Return to Practice for Nurses, and the Paramedics Science programmes. 

She is a Personal tutor and project supervisor to undergraduate pre-registration and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) students, as well as a Link tutor for at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, and Princess Royal Hospital, Bromley.

Posts held previously:

  • 2012-13, Midwifery Lecturer (Temporary), University of Greenwich
  • 2004-14, Community Midwife, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, London
  • 2003-04, Hospital Midwife, Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent
  • 1999-2003, Hospital Midwife, Newham University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, London
  • 2000-01, Research Midwife/Local-Coordinator, Newham General Hospital
    On Broad-Spectrum antibiotics for pre-term, pre-labour rupture of fetal membranes-ORACLE 1 Randomised trial (published: Lancet, March 2001)
  • 1996-97, Registered Nurse, Newham University Teaching Hospital, London
  • 1991-95, Registered General Nurse, Baptist Medical Centre, Nigeria

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer, Midwifery, School of Health Sciences
  • Module leader for Facilitating Normality in Childbearing on BSc Hons Midwifery 
  • Joint course leader for Psychological Perspectives of Health on BSc Nursing & Midwifery courses
  • Lecturer on Return to Practice for Nurses, and Paramedics Science courses
  • Link tutor
  • Personal tutor
  • Project supervisor for pre-registration and SCPHN students

Research / Scholarly interests

Her research interest is in maternal and child health, with a focus on normalising births and reducing the incidence of psychiatric related severe maternal morbidity and mortality in women at risk, in the United Kingdom.


Onilude, Y. (2014). Genetic Screening. Genetics conference, University of Greenwich.