Ms Sue Brailey


Ms Sue Brailey
NameMs Sue Brailey
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Midwifery
Research institute
Primary appointmentAdult, Child & Midwifery
Email addresss.brailey@mdx.ac.uk
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Sue joined Middlesex University as a midwifery lecturer in January 2013. She had previously been living and working in Switzerland where she was a midwifery lecturer at the Berne University of Applied Science and in independent practice attending home births.

Sue currently combines an academic career at Middlesex University with a clinical career working as a midwife in a case loading home birth team at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust.

Teaching

Sue is module leader for Foundations of Midwifery Care in Labour and Birth. 

Employment

Independent midwife
Self employed
01 Sept 1992
01 Sept 2001
Midwife
Geburtshaus Oberburg, Free standing birth centre, Switzerland
01 Sept 2002
01 Sept 2004
Senior Midwifery lecturer
Berne University of Applied Science
01 Sept 2002
01 Sept 2012
Midwife, Birth centre
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
01 Sept 2013
01 Sept 2017
Case loading Midwife
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trus
01 Sept 2017
01 Dec 2024
Senior Midwifery Lecturer
Middlesex University
01 Sept 2013
01 Dec 2024

Education and qualifications

July 2014 Nursing and Midwifery Council approved teacher
01 Jul 2014
NMC
o 2013-2014 Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, Teaching and Supporting Learning. Middlesex University
01 Jul 2014
Middlesex University
Master in Science in Midwifery.
01 Nov 2011
Glasgow Caledonian University
Registered Midwife.
01 Oct 1993
Nightingale and Guys College of Health, London
Registered Nurse
01 Sept 1990
Thames College of Health London
Bsc Social Science
01 Sept 1987
Westminster University

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Student Midwives Experiences of Bullying during Training

2012-07-01

Swiss Midwifery Association Congress. First prize

Evidence to public body

Expert Witness
Biernberg Pierce Solicitors, London
01 Mar 2024

Evidence provided regarding impact of the Grenfell fire on a midwifery practice.

External activities

Expert Witness
Expert witness
Department of Health, Canton Zurich, Switzerland

Expert witness for investigation in to midwifery practice in a free standing birthing centre

01 Sept 2018
01 Dec 2018

Expert witness
Expert witness
Department of health, Canton Luzern, Switzerland

Expert witness for investigation in to midwifery practice in a free standing birthing centre

01 Apr 2021
01 Jun 2021

Research outputs

Selbstbestimmte Mütter brauchen informierte Hebammen

Brailey, S. 2014. Selbstbestimmte Mütter brauchen informierte Hebammen. Wege zur hebammen geleiten Geburtshilfe. Bern, Switzerland 12 - 12 Jun 2014

Student midwives perceptions of bullying: a Swiss view

Brailey, S. and Gillen, P. 2014. Student midwives perceptions of bullying: a Swiss view. International Confederation of Midwives 2014 Conference. Prague, Czech Republic 01 - 05 Jun 2014

Quality of care during pregnancy and childbirth from women‘s points of view in three Swiss cantons (MatHER-ch.ch)

Luyben, A., Forster Fink, R., Brailey, S. and Fink, S. 2013. Quality of care during pregnancy and childbirth from women‘s points of view in three Swiss cantons (MatHER-ch.ch). 2013 Symposium for General Practioners. Bern, Switzerland 06 - 06 Nov 2013

Which strategies are needed to implement midwifery led care in maternity settings? Rethinking maternity care, using the potential of midwives

Brailey, S. 2013. Which strategies are needed to implement midwifery led care in maternity settings? Rethinking maternity care, using the potential of midwives. Swiss Association of Midwives Annual Congress 2013. Thun, Switzerland 15 - 16 May 2013

Student midwives experiences of bullying during training

Gillen, P., Brailey, S. and Luyben, A. 2012. Student midwives experiences of bullying during training. Swiss Association of Midwives Annual Congress 2012. Schwyz, Switzerland 23 - 24 May 2012

Hebammen als Sachverstaendige heranziehen

Brailey, S. 2020. Hebammen als Sachverstaendige heranziehen. Obstetrica. 1 (1), pp. 46-50.

‘Hello, my name is…’: breaking down barriers

Brailey, S. 2018. ‘Hello, my name is…’: breaking down barriers. Royal College of Midwives.

Women, midwives and a medical model of care in Switzerland

Brailey, S., Luyben, A., van Teijlingen, E. and Frith, L. 2017. Women, midwives and a medical model of care in Switzerland. International Journal of Childbirth. 7 (3), pp. 125-117. https://doi.org/10.1891/2156-5287.7.3.117

The Albany Model of Care: working in partnership with women

Brailey, S. 2016. The Albany Model of Care: working in partnership with women. in: Birth in Focus: Stories and Photos to Inform, Educate and Inspire London Pinter and Martin. pp. 190-201

Swimming against the tide: women's experience of choosing a homebirth in Switzerland

Brailey, S., Jarrett, P., Luyben, A. and Poat, A. 2015. Swimming against the tide: women's experience of choosing a homebirth in Switzerland. British Journal of Midwifery. 23 (11), pp. 780-788. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2015.23.11.780

Letter to the editor: Concepts of informed choice

Brailey, S. 2015. Letter to the editor: Concepts of informed choice. International Journal of Birth and Parent Education. 2 (2), p. 6.

Skills-Einheit 3: Eine Frau unter der Geburt begleiten

Gevers, M., Brailey, S., Fankhauser, L., Senn, M. and Schmid, D. 2014. Skills-Einheit 3: Eine Frau unter der Geburt begleiten. in: Schwager, M. (ed.) Skills für Hebammen: Teil: 2., Geburt Bern, Switzerland Hep, der Bildungsverlag. pp. 69-100

Skills-Einheit 2: Vaginal untersuchen

Fink, R., Brailey, S., Schmid, D. and Fankhauser, L. 2014. Skills-Einheit 2: Vaginal untersuchen. in: Schwager, M. (ed.) Skills für Hebammen: Teil: 2., Geburt Bern, Switzerland Hep, der Bildungsverlag. pp. 37-68

Frauen in Entscheidungsprozesse eibeziehen –nutzerinnen- partizipation in Grossbritannien und der Schweiz

Brailey, S. 2013. Frauen in Entscheidungsprozesse eibeziehen –nutzerinnen- partizipation in Grossbritannien und der Schweiz. Hebamme.ch. 5, pp. 4-8.

The politics of pubic hair

Brailey, S. 2009. The politics of pubic hair. The Practising Midwife. 12 (11), pp. 11-12.

A Swiss birthing centre

Brailey, S. 2008. A Swiss birthing centre. The Practising Midwife. 11 (2), pp. 27-28.

Pro und Contra Geburtsplan

Brailey, S. 2006. Pro und Contra Geburtsplan. Hebamme.ch. 10, pp. 4-7.

Die Spontangeburt beim bestehendem Risiko

Brailey, S. 2006. Die Spontangeburt beim bestehendem Risiko. in: Cignacco, E. (ed.) Hebammenarbeit: Assessment, Diagnosen und Interventionen bei (patho)physiologischen und psychosozialen Phänomenen Bern, Switzerland Huber. pp. 199-221
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