A midwife with considerable experience in clinical midwifery, midwifery management and midwifery education, working as a lecturer in the Dept. of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences.
Teaching experience includes undergraduate midwifery and nursing students and on postgraduate programmes and MSc Supervision of national and international students.
Project lead for the development of the revised Midwife Registration Programme Standards and Requirements (NMBI 2016).
Research interestsAscertaining the experiences of women using maternity services. Clinical assessment in undergraduate midwifery and nurse education programmes. Management of change in midwifery practice. Perinatal mental health.
Bradshaw C., Pettigrew J., Fitzpatrick M. (2019) Safety first: Factors affecting preceptor midwives experience of competency assessment failure among midwifery students. Midwifery 74 pp 29-35
Bradshaw C., Murphy Tighe S, Doody O (2018) Midwifery students’ experiences of their clinical internship: A qualitative descriptive study Nurse Education Today 68 pp 213-217.
Nash, M., Barry, M., Bradshaw, C (2018): An exploration of midwives experiences of caring for women with early pregnancy loss in an Irish Maternity hospital: A qualitative descriptive study. British Journal of Midwifery Dec 26 (12) pp796-805.
Bradshaw C., Barry M., Noonan M., Murphy Tighe S. Atkinson S (2018) Preparing students for practice: The value of elective placements in enhancing midwifery practice Midwifery 59 pp112-114
Bradshaw C., Atkinson S. and Doody O (2017) “Employing a Qualitative Description Approach in Health Care Research”. Global Qualitative Nursing Research 4 1-8 doi: 10.1177/2333393617742282