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Cheryl Dunn

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Cheryl was born in Northumberland and completed her secondary education within the local secondary school.  Primarily, Cheryl began her career enlisting in the Royal Navy as an Officer, to train within the Fleet Air Arm as a Pilot and then relocated overseas to Germany to join her husband, also serving with the British Forces, to raise a family.

Cheryl studied her first degree in Human Biology with the Open University and achieved a ‘First’ classification. During ten years in Germany, Cheryl worked for the Ministry of Defence as a Head Teacher of pre-school education as well as teaching foreign languages to forces children at secondary level and relocated to the United Kingdom in 2007.  Following return to the UK, Cheryl gained a post at a secondary school teaching biology and foreign languages in the absence of the subject leader as well as lead an inclusion programme for students who were at risk of exclusion. Cheryl gained further higher education qualifications following her move from Germany and in 2011 she embarked on her journey within Midwifery.

Cheryl graduated from Northumbria University with a First Class BSc Hons in Midwifery Studies in February 2014 and awarded ‘Best Academic Student’ within the Faculty and soon gained employment within a local trust. Following quick succession of preceptorship, Cheryl worked as a rotational Senior Staff Midwife, specialising in antenatal and postnatal care and became part of a core team supporting the antenatal and postnatal ward. During this time, Cheryl became involved with research within the hospital as well as audits, practice developments and gaining funding for Maternity.

Cheryl then gained a sonography post as an Advanced Midwife Practitioner within private healthcare and completed a PGdip in Obstetric Ultrasound Sonography  in April 2018, awarded with Distinction. Today, Cheryl returns to Northumbria University to take position of Graduate Tutor in Midwifery and to study PhD where her passion for midwifery, education and research can unite to assist in pushing towards an even safer and effective maternity service.

Cheryl Dunn

Research interest and current PhD is psychological health of women who are considered advanced reproductive age.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Psychological health and adaptation to motherhood in women with advanced reproductive age, Dunn, C. 5 May 2020, Virtual International Day of the Midwife
  • Psychological well-being and adaptation to motherhood in women with advanced reproductive age., Dunn, C. 13 Nov 2020, North East Post-Graduate Research Conference 13/11/20
  • Chronic heart disease in pregnancy: exploring Marfan syndrome, Dunn, C. 4 Oct 2019, In: British Journal of Midwifery
  • Never be afraid to question practice: the professional dilemma of a student midwife, Dunn, C. 2 Aug 2019, In: British Journal of Midwifery

  • Education Other Qualification August 02 2021
  • Education PGCert August 02 2021
  • PGDip April 10 2018
  • Midwifery BSc (Hons) March 31 2014
  • Mathematical Statistics Advanced Diploma January 30 2010
  • Human Biology BSc July 12 2007
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy FHEA 2019
  • Nursing Midwifery Council NMC 2014
  • Registered Midwife RM 2014
  • Royal College Midwives RCM 2011
  • The Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education CASE

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