Faculty:Faculty of Medical Science
Sharon is Head of Department for Medicine and Healthcare Science and has been working at Anglia Ruskin University since 2007. She has extensive experience and expertise in; Multi-professional Continuing Professional Development and the impact of CPD on health service provision. In addition to Midwifery education and practice with a specific interest in the Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE).
Sharon has previously worked as Director of Continuing Professional Development and continues to provide Midwifery Education and support curriculum development. Her research interests lay in Midwifery practice specifically the Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE).
Whilst she trained and worked as a Registered General Nurse, mainly in surgical nursing, she then undertook Registered Midwifery Training, working as a Team Midwife for a number of years. Sharon continues to maintain her midwifery registration through delivery of the NIPE curriculum both in the University and in the clinical practice setting.
McDonald, S., Allan, H., Brown, A. (2012) Midwives’ views and perceptions of changing practice in examination of the newborn from holistic to opportunistic: a grounded theory study. British Journal of Midwifery October Vol 20:786-791
Davies L., McDonald, S. (2008) Examination of The Newborn and Neonatal Health: A Multidimensional Approach. Elsevier. London
McDonald, S. (2008) Examining a newborn baby: are midwives using their skills? British Journal of Midwifery, October vol 16. No 10 :664-666
McDonald, S. (2010) Respiratory abnormalities. Respiratory distress. Midwives Royal College of Midwives. September:37
McDonald, S. and Lynn B (2010) Examination of the Newborn DVD on-line resource. August Elsevier
McDonald, S. and Smethurst N. (2009) Learning for the exam. Community Practitioner August. Vol 82 No.8 :34-35
5th National Midwifery Conference- ‘I don’t want to talk about it’- Maternal Substance Misuse and Effect on the Newborn infant. April 2014.
McDonald, S. (2011 October) Examination of the Newborn: The Way Forward for pre-registration Midwifery. ARU 3rd National Midwifery Conference: The Newborn Infant; From the outside in
McDonald, S. (2011 May) Examination of the Newborn: The Way Forward for pre-registration Midwifery Teeside University. National Newborn Conference.
McDonald, S. (2010 October) Improving Quality, Reducing Risk. The educationists’ perspective. NIPE Conference. National Screening Committee
McDonald, S. (2008 July) Examining Newborn Babies. INSPIRE- Learning & Teaching Anglia Ruskin University