Health Professional Academy
Health Professional Academy

Our Team

Nicky Clark,RM, RGN, ADM, Cert Ed (Adults), MA

Head of Midwifery and Child/Lead Midwife for Education/ Senior Lecturer, Chair of the NMC LME Strategic Reference Group, RM, RGN, ADM, Cert Ed (Adults), MA

Nicky has been a midwife since 1984 and an educator since 1990.  She is the Lead Midwife for Education at the University of Hull, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Nicky has worked with NHS England, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and internationally in Oman, Croatia, Greece and Malaysia.

Professor Dave Clarke PhD, MA, BSc (Hons), RGN/RSCN

Associate Dean for Health, Social Care and Partnerships, University of the West of England, Bristol

Rachael Thornton BPharm(Hons) IP MFRPSII

Older Persons Specialist Pharmacist and Clinical Director for SWL Primary Care Network

Rachael is a prescribing Pharmacist who qualified in 1989 from London University. She worked in Community Pharmacy for 25 years then the last 10 years in GP Practice. She was awarded the Advanced Faculty accreditation in 2019 from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in recognition of her advanced level of practice in Pharmacy.

Shirin Alwash MRPharmS

Pharmacist Training Manager

Shirin is a practising community Pharmacist, Pharmacy manager, Superintendent and ambassador for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. With  a specialist interest in paediatrics she appeared in the Boots Mum & Baby advert to encourage a 'Pharmacy First' culture. Shirin also has an active role in training pre-registration pharmacists and writing standard operating procedures for pharmacies.

Natasha Jayne Carr , RM, RN, B Nurs (Hons), BSc Midwifery (Hons), MA Medical Ethics and Law, PGCE Education, PGCE Research

Practising midwife, senior lecturer in midwifery, NIPE practitioner, external examiner, Professional Midwifery Advocate and PhD student.

Natasha has worked in nursing and midwifery in the Midlands and is currently the course lead for midwifery at Birmingham City University working with some of the leading maternity Trusts in the UK. She is focused on developing midwifery education programmes and preparing and supporting the future generation of midwives.

Professor Jayne Marshall

Foundation Professor of Midwifery at University of Leicester FRCM, PFHEA, PhD, MA, PGCEA, ADM, RM, RGN

Jayne is an experienced midwife, educationalist, external examiner, subject/institutional reviewer and quality assurance reviewer for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).