Miss Stephanie Michaelides


Miss Stephanie Michaelides
NameMiss Stephanie Michaelides
Job titleSL in Midwifery
Research institute
Primary appointmentAdult, Child & Midwifery
Email addresss.michaelides@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0004-1569-3740
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

After qualifying as a nurse and then as a midwife I worked in all areas of midwifery which included the management of community midwifery services.  I have also worked in several prestigious, and very busy, neonatal units. My passion for the care of babies, led to undertaking the Neonatal Intensive Care course, and later the Advanced Midwifery Diploma.  At heart I remain a midwife, with a philosophy that the mother and baby dyad must be acknowledged and treated as such.

Teaching

My commitment to midwives having a better and richer understanding of the needs and care of the newborn led to teaching, and indeed into developing a range of innovative courses.   These include the Neuro-behavioural Physiological Assessment of the Neonate (ENB N96), Systematic Holistic Assessment of the Newborn MWY MWY3130/4130 ( due to commence 2024 onwards)   Resuscitation of the newborn MWY 3451/ 4451 (1995 – 2019) taught to student midwives, qualified midwives, neonatal nurses, and paediatricians and obstetricians; High Risk Care in the Midwifery/Nursing Environment Module (MWY2021/3021; and the role of the nursery nurse in post-natal care of the newborn MWY2520.  The design and implementation of the Neuro-behavioural Physiological Assessment of the Neonate (ENB N96), the forerunner of the Examination of the Newborn, an innovative course to prepare midwives to undertake the examination of the newborn usually undertaken by doctors, was led by me and was first introduced at the North London College and then the Middlesex University. This programme, the first such in the UK, was a major achievement, and has been used as the template for many programmes which have since been developed.  This module has now been withdrawn and has been replaced by the new.  Systematic Holistic Assessment of the Newborn (SHEN) in line with today’s needs of the maternity services.

I believe that teaching must include theory applied to practice, and one of my strengths is continued maintenance of clinical practice and expertise.

The use of technology and simulation is an important part of students’ entry into practical experience and I am alert to learning and development possibilities, always with the baby and mother at the centre of care. 

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Award for Excellence in Education

2004-05-01

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM)

Lifetime Achievement Award

2019-11-12

International Maternity Expo

External activities

Invited member of NHSE Expert Reference Group
NHSE Expert Reference Group

Invitation from the Head of Midwifery Workforce, Training and Education to join the NHSE Expert Reference Group improving the Midwifery Student Experience phase 2 & 3.

01 Jun 2023

Invited member of the British Association of Paediatric Medicine (BAPM)
British Association of Paediatric Medicine (BAPM)

Invited Member (put forward by the RCM) of the British Association of Paediatric Medicine (BAPM) National Quality Collaborative in an ongoing quality improvement drive within perinatal care. Some work that has been completed is the Quality Toolkits and Quality Webpages and Production of toolkit to support care of preterm labour and birth.

01 Jan 2020
31 Dec 2020

Representative on the national Resuscitation Council and Examination of the Newborn
Royal College of Midwives

Including undertaking the role of quality assurance and revalidation of Newborn Life Support(NLS) Course centres in the United Kingdom.

01 Jan 2015
31 Dec 2018

Research outputs

Lightening the load

Grace, S., Rennie, J., Michaelides, S. and Upton, M. 2017. Lightening the load. Redactive Publishing.

Neonatal jaundice

Michaelides, S. 2023. Neonatal jaundice. in: Macdonald, S. and Johnson, G. (ed.) Mayes' Midwifery Elsevier. pp. 1037-1058

Thermoregulation

Michaelides, S. 2023. Thermoregulation. in: Macdonald, S. and Johnson, G. (ed.) Mayes' Midwifery Elsevier. pp. 928-947

Physiology, assessment and care of the newborn

Michaelides, S. 2023. Physiology, assessment and care of the newborn. in: Macdonald, S. and Johnson, G. (ed.) Mayes' Midwifery Elsevier. pp. 883-927

Aiming for a seamless service for the baby with jaundice

Michaelides, S. 2017. Aiming for a seamless service for the baby with jaundice. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest. 27 (2), pp. 237-243.

Term admissions to neonatal units in England: a role for transitional care? A retrospective cohort study

Battersby, C., Michaelides, S., Upton, M. and Rennie, J. 2017. Term admissions to neonatal units in England: a role for transitional care? A retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open. 5 (7). https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016050

Physiology, assessment and care

Michaelides, S. 2011. Physiology, assessment and care. in: McDonald, S. and Magill-Cuerden, J. (ed.) Mayes' Midwifery Balliere Tindall. pp. 567-600

Newborn examination: whose responsibility? [Open Dialogue]

Michaelides, S. 1997. Newborn examination: whose responsibility? [Open Dialogue]. British Journal of Midwifery. 5 (9). https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.1997.5.9.538
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