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

  • PPS101 We are the Stories

    This module will focus on social consciousness and an awareness of self and identity within a complex global society, focusing on stories and a narrative co-construction of knowledge in the social world. The module enables students to interrogate the social construction of personal, social and family life and to develop an understanding of social institutions as constructed, disseminated and perpetuated via multiple forms of narrative. Through this use of narrative, students are introduced to key social theories and concepts and their currency in today¿s global society.

  • PPS203 Investigating Gender

    This module will focus on social consciousness and an awareness of gender diversity within a complex society, focusing on exploring the gender spectrum and the global social world. Current and historical theories, debates and critical discourses on gender, identity, masculinity, femininity, and the position of gender as a social construct will be explored, with reference to legal and social issues around gender in a global context.

  • PPS204 Domestic Abuse

    This module provides and in depth exploration of the multiple dimensions of domestic abuse, exploring recent debates, socio-political context (including global dimensions), legal dimensions, support and intervention and prevention. Students will explore current rates, causes, consequences and the social and personal impact of domestic abuse, and will explore the social factors which contribute to this phenomenon, and will evaluate current service provision for those affected.

  • SHM124 Study Skills for Midwifery

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

  • 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.

  • SHM245 Developing 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.

  • SHM245W Datblygu Bydwreigiaeth Ymarferol

    Bydd y modiwl hwn yn parhau i ddatblygu sgiliau ymarferol bydwreigiaeth y fyfyrwraig/myfyr¿r, a bydd yn cael ei gynnal ar leoliad gyda¿r mentoriaid o fewn gosodiadau bydwreigiaeth.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Student-Staff Partnership in Curriculum Design in Higher Education (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