Dr Alys Einion

Associate Professor, Midwifery

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 518527

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Dr Alys Einion-Waller is an Associate Professor of Midwifery and Reproductive Health in the Department of Interprofessional Health Studies. She is Departmental Research Lead, and is an inclusive feminist academic, author and expert in reproductive health, rights-based and person-centred maternity care, narratives and narratology,  and inclusive pedagogies.

The founder of Centred Birth Hypnobirthing which offers person-centred antenatal education and hypnotic relaxation skills for expectant parents, , she researches and teaches in the areas of gender, reproduction, equality and sexuality. She is an activist for LGBT+ and gender equality, co-chair of the Swansea University LGBT+ Staff Network, and the creator and curator of the Educational Inclusivity Toolkit.

Alys leads on the University’s Gender Awareness Training and is a SAILS/Inclusivity Lead for the College of Human and Health Sciences. She also consults across the University on inclusive education.

Alys Einion is also a novelist, published by Honno Welsh Women’s Press www.honno.co.uk

Areas Of Expertise

  • Gender and Reproduction including Reproductive Health
  • Inclusive Feminism
  • Midwifery history, professionalism and practice
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion especially LGBT+ inclusion/inclusive pedagogies
  • Research methods

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Reproductive Rights

The Social Context of Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting

Holistic Health and Wellbeing

Person-Centred Midwifery

Research Methods

Gender, sex and Sexuality including Gender Awareness

Domestic Abuse and Gender-Based Violence

History of Midwifery

Academic Writing

Women’s lives and writing


Complementary therapies


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Social context of health and health inequalities



Birth Goes Viral – Narratives of Pregnancy and Childbirth during the Covid 19 Pandemic


Inclusive Education and Pedagogies

Midwifery culture, narrative and language

Motherhood, parenthood and inclusive maternity care for LGBT+ people

Women’s narratives

Spirituality in Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting

Women, Gender and the Family

Writing women’s lives


As a supervisor:

The Experience of Hypnobirthing

Crime Reporting Behaviours of Men who Transact Sex Midwives’ Knowledge of Women’s Rights in Childbirth

Parents Understanding of Informed Consent for Downs’ Syndrome Screening

Access to and experience of employment for people with intersecting characteristics of race, sexuality and gender.

Student Engagement in Curriculum Design: Investigating Student-Staff Partnerships in Nurse Education.

Award Highlights

Fellow of the Royal College of Midwives

Mary Williams Award 2019

Shortlisted for the Pink News Awards 2019

Stonewall Cymru LGBT+ Staff Network of the Year 2017


Maeve Regan – Preparing for Birth During Covid 19

Einion, A. and Rinaldi, J. (2018) (eds) Bearing the Weight of the World: Exploring Maternal Embodiment Canada, Demeter Press

Mansel, B. and Einion, A. (2019) “It’s the relationship you develop with them.” Emotional Intelligence in Nurse Leadership: A qualitative study using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis. British Journal of Nursing (in press).

Perkins, A. and Einion, A. (2019) Pregnant Pause: Should We Screen For Sleep Disordered Breathing In Pregnancy? Breathe Journal (in Press)

Isaac, R., Einion, A. and Griffiths, T.H. (2019) Paediatric nurses’ adoption of aseptic non-touch technique. British Journal of Nursing 28(2) (IV Supp) S16-S22.