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Ms S Grace Thomas 

Position:Professional Head of Midwifery and Lead Midwife for Education / Associate Director of Student Experience and Academic Standards

Telephone:+44 (0)29 2091 7837
Location:Room 511, 5th Floor, Eastgate House, 35 - 43 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 OAB

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

I am Professional Head of Midwifery Education and Lead Midwife for Education at Cardiff University. My passion is to help women achieve a positive birth experience, regardless of the type of birth, and to enable students and midwives alike to have the skills and confidence to safely support women in their achievement of this. I have presented widely across the UK and internationally and was joint recipient of the RCM Excellence in Education Award in 2011 for the Medicines & Midwives (MaM) project.

Academic Interests:

Joint lead for All Wales initiative to produce on-line training module for midwives on perinatal mental health (Chair of All Wales Perinatal Mental Health Forum)

Currently working with RCM to develop on-line training for numeracy skills for midwives

Member of Wales Midwifery 20:20 “Core Role of the Midwife” work stream & Wales representative on Scotland “Public Health” work stream

Lead for developing Maternity Pathway using the Map of Medicine

Member of review team for Safer Childbirth (RCOG / RCM / RCOP / RCOA)

Member of NMC Essential Skills Cluster (normality) for review of undergraduate midwifery curriculum

Journal reviewer for BJM and AJM

International and national conference speaker

Winner of Heads of Midwifery Advisory Group Award 2007 for partnership working.