I am a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery, but also a writer and blogger. I am the Programme Leader for the HE Certificate in Maternity Care. I am passionate about women’s issues, particularly women’s rights and choices in childbearing and motherhood. I am also the Environmental Coordinator for the College of Human and Health Sciences, and an Athena SWAN ambassador. I am a member of the staff LGBT+ network and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

Alys has a number of websites:
Alys Einion
The Economical Vegan
Once Upon a Midwife

She published her first book, Inshallah, recently:
Inshallah
Inshallah news article

Teaching

  • ASP253 Family Policy

    The aim of this module is to develop student¿s knowledge and understanding of family policy, and the challenges it faces in relation to social, demographic and political change. The module offers students an introduction to basic concepts and theories underpinning family and family policy, and provides topical examples of contemporary issues facing families.

  • SHM121 Introduction to the Profession of Midwifery

    This module will introduce the student to the role of the midwife and the maternity services, and will give an introductory overview of childbirth and midwifery skills in preparation for practice. A blended learning approach will be used to allow for greater flexibility and student autonomy in the learning process.

  • SHM124W Sgiliau Astudio ar Gyfer Bydwreigiaeth

    Bydd y modiwl hwn yn cyflwyno¿r fyfyrwraig/myfyr¿r i sgiliau adlewyrchu a chonfensiynau o ysgrifennu traethodau ar lefel israddedig.

  • SHM125 Foundations for Midwifery Practice

    This module will introduce the student to the practical skills of midwifery and will take place on placement with mentors in midwifery settings.

  • SHM126 Introduction to Maternity Care

    This module introduces learners to the current context of maternity care, defining roles, key terminology, and key concepts for promoting health providing support to childbearing women and their families.

  • SHM127 Psychosocial Dimensions of Pregnancy and Parenting

    This module introduces learners to the psychological and social dimensions of pregnancy and parenting, covering basic psychological theories, the psychological and emotional impact of pregnancy and parenting, social dimensions of pregnancy, birth and the family, and the social context of motherhood.

  • SHM128 Biological Dimensions of Pregnancy and Parenting

    This module introduces learners to the anatomy and physiology of childbearing, including the changes that occur during pregnancy, and some of the minor medical complications which can arise during pregnancy. This module also explores the anatomy and physiology of the breast and breastfeeding, and the anatomy and physiology of birth and the puerperium.

  • SHM130 Working as a Doula 1

    This module introduces learners to the role of the doula and key concepts and skills relating to doula practice.

  • SHM131 Working in the Maternity Care Team 1

    This module introduces students to the role of the maternity care support worker / maternity care assistant (MSW) in the context of maternity care.

  • SHM132 Working as a Doula 2

    This module builds on the outcomes of Working as a Doula 1 and enables learners to explore the role of the doula in depth, developing knowledge, skills and understanding to provide woman and family-centred care in the private sector.

  • SHM133 Working in the Maternity Care Team 2

    This module introduces learners to a deeper knowledge and understanding of the role of the maternity support worker / maternity care assistant (MSW) and to the role of the nursery nurse in the wider health care team.

  • SHM134 Competencies for Maternity Care

    This module facilitates a deeper understanding of the role of the maternity care support worker / maternity care assistant (MSW) in practice and within the wider health care team. It will also enable students to develop a range of competencies.

  • SHM242 Psychosocial Context of Childbearing

    This module introduces the student to key sociological and psychological concepts and theories, allowing them to understand the context of midwifery care and the dimensions of the social world. Students will address issues which challenge women within the social context, and will promote a holistic approach to individualised care within the maternity setting. A Blended Learning approach will be used to allow for greater flexibility and student autonomy in the learning process.

  • SHM244 Complicated Childbearing

    This module supports student midwives to build on the knowledge gained in their education to date, in order to develop their clinical and theoretical knowledge further. Understanding risk and focusing on holistic practice will enhance their decision making and assessment skills, whilst developing their competence in dealing with complex and emergency situations. Module content draws upon the current politico-legal and evidence frameworks and guidance, incorporating the development of skills of understanding the use of evidence in clinical practice. A Blended Learning approach will be used to allow for greater flexibility and student autonomy in the learning process.

  • SHM246 Introduction to the Profession of Midwifery

    This module will introduce the student to the role of the midwife and the maternity services, and will give an introductory overview of childbirth and midwifery skills in preparation for practice. A Blended Learning approach will be used to allow for greater flexibility and student autonomy in the learning process.

  • SHM247 Study Skills for Midwifery - Short Programme

    This module will reintroduce the student to the skills of reflection and the conventions of essay writing at undergraduate level.

  • SHM326 Evidence Based Midwifery

    This module supports student midwives to build on the knowledge gained in their education to date, in order to develop their clinical and theoretical knowledge further It incorporates the development of skills of critically analyzing the use of evidence for clinical practice. A blended learning approach will be used to allow for greater flexibility and student autonomy in the learning process.

  • SHM327 Management in Midwifery

    This module will enable the student to explore and analyse healthcare policy making, how policy is implemented in practice and how the implementation may be managed in the clinical setting. The student will also consider essential aspects of management such as leadership, motivation and the management of change. A Blended Learning approach will be used to allow for greater flexibility and student autonomy in the learning process.

  • SHM329 Effective Midwifery Practice

    This module will continue to develop the student¿s practical skills in midwifery and will take place on placement with mentors in midwifery and other health care settings.

  • SHM331 Complicated Childbearing

    This module supports student midwives to build on the knowledge gained in their education to date, in order to develop their clinical and theoretical knowledge further. Understanding risk and focusing on holistic practice will enhance their decision making and assessment skills, whilst developing their competence in dealing with complex and emergency situations. Module content draws upon the current politico-legal and evidence frameworks and guidance, incorporating the development of skills of understanding the use of evidence in clinical practice. A blended learning approach will be used to allow for greater flexibility and student autonomy in the learning process.

  • SHMM00 Developing Expertise in the Supervision of Midwives

    The aim of the module is to develop the expertise of the student to be able to meet the required standard of competence and knowledge to practice effectively as a Supervisor of midwives.

  • SHTM35 Researching Educational Practice

    This module aims to develop participants¿ awareness of the key issues, principles and practice of educational research and to provide the knowledge and understanding required to conduct small-scale research into their own practice.

Supervision

  • Understanding Gestational Diabetes in Oman: How can levels be reduced? (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Amy Brown
    Other supervisor: Mrs Alyson Einion
  • Exploring the influence of childbirth experience upon infant behaviour (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Amy Brown
    Other supervisor: Mrs Alyson Einion
    Other supervisor: Dr Claire Williams
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Jayne Cutter
    Other supervisor: Mrs Alyson Einion

External Responsibilities

  • Mentor, Women in Universities Mentorship Scheme Management (WUMS)

    2014 - Present

  • External Examiner for the MSc in Healthcare Management, Oxford Brookes University

    2012 - Present

  • Associate Tutor in Human Biology, The Open University in Wales

    2006 - Present