Professor Anne Peat BEd, MEd RN, RM, MTD

Anne PeatPro-Vice Chancellor for Learning & Teaching

The School of Nursing & Midwifery
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Barber House Annexe
3a Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield S10 2LA

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I joined the University in 1995, I am involved in teaching and assessing undergraduate, post graduate Nursing and Midwifery students across a wide portfolio of programmes. I am a Nurse and Midwife by background, my expertise is in leadership and management, Supervision of Midwives and Quality Assurance and Enhancement. I am committed to evidence based teaching and the alignment of teaching to research.

I have been involved in quality assurance and enhancement for many years in a number of different roles internally and externally. In recognition of my experience I am often invited to chair review panels, I am involved in University Learning and Teaching working groups and committees and I am a QAA Institutional Auditor.

Research Interests

My research interests are Fitness for practice, purpose and award, and protection of the public. It is with this focus work overseas commenced, undertaking a needs analysis, to identify professional development needs of midwives to reduce the maternal and infant mortality rates in the former USSR Republics. By identifying the high risk areas education packages were developed to inform midwives about safe maternity and infant care.

Changes made to the preparation of supervisors of midwives and statutory supervision ensuring adequate support for midwives and protection of the public.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are leadership, supervision of midwives and quality assurance and enhancement.

Professional activities

I was seconded to the English National Board for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors in 1999-2001, as a Midwifery Specialist Education Officer.

I was a Nursing and Midwifery Council Visitor from 2002 -2006, taking the lead on monitoring and approval events of programmes leading to registration and recordable qualifications on the Professional Register.

I was a health Care Commissioner, as a clinical governance reviewer involved in monitoring the effectiveness of the clinical governance strategy from 2001-2007.

I have been invited onto a number of Department of Health/Skills for Health working groups to develop the quality assurance framework for health.

I was a member of the QAA steering group for Major Review, and was also a reviewer.

I was invited by QAA to significantly amend the Midwifery Benchmark Statements.

Current projects

  • I am a QAA Institutional Auditor
  • I also chair university Periodic Review Panels.
  • I represent the Council of Deans of Health on the Department of Health, Technology Enhanced Learning Strategy group.

International activities:

My international activities include working with and advising Government ministers in the former USSR Republics, Poland, Brazil, Guernsey and Gibraltar. Commissioned by WHO, British Council and DFiD/DoH to take the lead on three key initiatives to reduce the maternal and infant mortality rate and improve the education and training of nurses and midwives in the former USSR Republics and Poland.

I have undertaken work in Brazil commissioned by DFiD/DOH involved three London Medical Schools, the University of Sheffield and Higher Education Institutions in Brazil, advising on care in the community and inter professional learning.

I have been invited to chair, facilitate and present at a number of conferences in the areas of health education and education standards at numerous overseas venues: Brazil, Poland, Portugal, former USSR Republics.

Key publications

  1. Peat A, Fraser D (1997) Midwifery Education Trent Region, British Journal of Midwifery, April 1997 (series of commissioned articles looking at the impact of midwifery education entering Higher Education)
  2. Peat A (1998) Who Should Assess Midwifery Education, British Journal of Midwifery, Editorial April 1998
  3. Peat A, Sherrat D (June 1996) Report, workshops to train the trainers - Usbekistan, final report for the Government of Usbekistan and the World Health Organisation
  4. Peat A, Dunworth P (June 1997) Report, workshop to train the trainers – Azerbaijan, final report to the government of Azerbaijan and the World Health Organisation