Sarah Snow
RGN, RM, DPSM/ADM, BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCert: Teacher in Health & Social Care

Programme Lead for Midwifery and Lead Midwife for Education

Prior to her move to Brookes, Sarah held the positions of programme lead and LME at the University of Worcester. Her career as a nurse and midwife spans 30 years, the last 14 of which have been spent within higher education, teaching across a range of pre and post registration midwifery and sexual health courses.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Royal College of Midwives
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy



Sarah has over a decade of experience teaching pre-registration midwifery and nursing students, utilising traditional and enquiry-based learning curricula. She pioneered the introduction of on-line modules within the sexual health provision at Worcester, using the PebblePad e-learning platform.


Sarah has supervised both home and international Master's students during their dissertation modules.

Research Interests

Sarah is part time PhD student, expecting to complete during 2017. Her broad topic is midwifery student retention and the draft title of her thesis is: 'A phenomenological study of the reasons why midwifery students are able to continue with their pre-registration midwifery education'.

Selected Publications

  • Snow S (2013) Contraception: a guide for midwives. The Practising Midwife. 16(7): 24-6.
  • Snow S, Williams A (2012) Is emotional intelligence the glue that makes midwifery students stick? Essentially MIDIRS, 4(2): 40-44.
  • Nolan M, Mason V, Snow S, Messenger W, Catling J, Upton P (2012) Making friends at antenatal classes: a qualitative exploration of friendship across the transition to motherhood. Journal of Perinatal Education, 21(3): 178-185.
  • Snow S (2012) Get into Nursing & Midwifery: a guide for application and career success. Essex, Pearson.
  • Snow S (2010) Making it real: an evaluation of a taster day initiative. The Practising Midwife, 13(5): 44-47.
  • Snow S (2010) 'Mutual newness': mothers' experiences of student midwives. British Journal of Midwifery, 18(1): 38-41.
  • Snow S (2009) Nothing ventured, nothing gained: a journey into phenomenology (part 1). British Journal of Midwifery, 17(5): 288-290.
  • Snow S (2008) Haemoglobin disorders in pregnancy. The Practising Midwife, 11(11): 36-9.
  • Snow S (2008) Perinatal Mental Health. In Edwins J (ed) Community Midwifery Practice. Oxford, Blackwell.
  • Snow S (2005) Midwifery taster days. Midwives, 8(4): 170-171.
Sarah Snow


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