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I am the Programme leader for ’BSc (Hons) Midwifery programme and contribute to the MSc Maternal & Women’s Reproductive Health, BSc Professional Practice, and Master’s in Education.

I am the Module leader for:

  • MW4105 Key Skills
  • MW 5100 Sexual Health and the Role of the Midwife
  • MW5102 Medical Disorders
  • MW6101 Contraception in Practice

I have worked as an External Examiner for University of Northumbria and Oxford Brookes University.


My areas of interest include:

  • Midwifery (general)
  • Sexual health
  • International women’s health
  • Medical management during the childbirth continuum.

Published Work

Journal Articles

Bates, J. (2011). Broaching sexual health issues with patients. Nursing Times. Vol 107, No48. (pp 20-22).


Bates, J. (2013). Sexual health in mental health practice. In E. Collins, M. Drake & M. Deacon. (Eds). The physical care of people with mental health problems, a guide for best practice. London, UK: SAGE.

Bates, J. (2017). Sexually transmitted infections. In S. Macdonald & G. Johnson. (Eds). Mayes’ midwifery. (15th ed.). Edinburgh, UK: Elsevier.


  • PG Diploma in Education for Teachers of Nurses and Midwives (2003)
  • Nurse Issuing Course (Hormonal contraceptives) (2003)
  • Master’s in Education and Work (2000)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health Nursing (1997)
  • Family Planning Certificate (1997)
  • Registered Midwife (1990)
  • Registered Nurse (1984)
  • Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate (1981)