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Lesley Turner

Lesley Turner MSc, BSc (Hons)


School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 6173 ext. 6173 Room no. RM147


I am a registered midwife and adult nurse with an interest in public health. My most recent clinical post was as a labour ward midwife and an NHS clinical educator. 

I have taught on Access to Higher Education courses and joined the Foundation Degree team in August 2016.

I lead on the anatomy and physiology introductory unit and support many of the other taught units in the University.  As a team we have been developing the nurse associate programme which started as a national pilot in 2016.

Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Lesley has worked as a clinical nurse and midwife. Click the link below to find out more.

    Previous experience as a clinical nurse and midwife. In these roles, I have been a mentor and preceptor and have led on the educational support for students in the workplace. My role as a practice development midwife allowed me an overview of workforce planning and development. I undertake professional development in my field and have active registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.  I have recently been involved in setting up maternity academic units for the Foundation Degree in partnership with a local NHS Trust.

  2. Teaching experience

    Lesley has held many teaching roles. Click the link below to find out more.

    Over a period of time I have been involved in antenatal education to future parents, teaching students and members of staff in a clinical setting and the use of simulation equipment. Within the last three years, I have been teaching in Further Education on the Access to FE course and I now teach level 4 and level 5 students on the Foundation Degree. I am due to complete the PGCert HE with Greenwich University in May 2018 and have been actively engaged in the peer practice exchange at Southampton Solent University.

  3. Recent publications

    Lesley's recent publications include 'Supporting women with autism during pregnancy, birth and beyond. MIDIRS (in press)'
  4. Research interests

    Lesley's research interests include a few areas. Click the link below to find out more.

    These are areas I would be keen to work on in future in collaboration with colleagues:

    • Understanding the needs of learners with autism within the University and work-based learning settings.
    • Experience of Nurse Associates through the programme and upon graduation.