National Teaching Fellow 2013
Dr Jacquelyn Haigh began working in midwifery education in 1997 following a ten-year career as a clinical midwife, specialising in intrapartum care. During this time she completed the advanced diploma in midwifery leading to BHSc with the University of Leeds. Jacquelyn went on to complete an MSc in Health Professional Education at the University of Huddersfield and a PhD in Higher Education at Lancaster University.
Jacquelyn is passionate about preparing midwives to be active learners throughout their careers so that they can offer women informed choices and take a lead in the management of normal maternity care whilst contributing effectively to high risk care. Her work in curriculum development has always had this in mind.
Now the Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies Jacquelyn has pioneered innovative approaches to curriculum design and delivery, with a strong emphasis on student engagement and development. Her visionary approach to her students' personal and professional development saw her establish the use of ePortfolios as a means for students, their peers, course tutors and placement tutors to maintain and record a rich dialogue over the course of practice learning.
As Module Leader for the school wide inter-professional module ‘Principles of Collaborative Professional Practice’, Jacquelyn, a great believer in the importance of information technology in the health profession, has used a blended learning approach to develop inter-professional dialogue and digital literacy in this module.
Jacquelyn has been a key participant in a number of educational research and development projects, including: The Assessment of Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS) CETL and the International Coalition for Researching Electronic Portfolios. She is widely published in the fields of midwifery education and personal development planning in such Journals as Nurse Education Today, Active Learning in Higher Education and the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education.