Joan Cameron

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Associate Dean Quality and Academic Standards / Lead Midwife for Education

Biography

Academic qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University of Surrey, 1989
  • MSc. Midwifery, South Bank University, 1998
  • PhD, University of Dundee, 2011

Professional qualifications

  • Registered General Nurse, Eastern District College of Nursing & Midwifery, Glasgow, 1980
  • Registered Midwife, Eastern District College of Nursing & Midwifery, Glasgow, 1981
  • Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing, Eastern District College of Nursing & Midwifery, Glasgow, 1982
  • Certificate in Neonatal Nursing, 1984
  • Advanced Diploma in Midwifery, Royal College of Midwives, London, 1987

Wider professional activities

  • Member British Association of Perinatal Medicine
  • UK Resuscitation Council Newborn Life Support Course Instructor
  • UK Resuscitation Council Generic Instructor Course Instructor
  • Member of NMC Lead Midwife for Education Strategic Reference Group
  • Member RCM UK Board for Scotland Lead Midwives Consultation Group
  • Member Royal College of Midwives
  • Member Birth and Death Research Group
  • Member of the QAA Benchmarking group for Nursing, Midwifery & Health Visiting
  • Member Bereavement Research Forum
  • Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Working Group for the Routine Examination of the Newborn Best Practice Statement, NHS QIS
  • Member Association of Radical Midwives
  • Reviewer: Midwifery
  • Reviewer: Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Member Scottish National Steering Group Midwifery 2020: Modernising Midwifery Careers
  • Member: Project Group - Bereavement framework for the NHS in Scotland
  • Reviewer: Sociological Research Online

Conferences

International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Durban 20 – 23rd June 2011

Failing to care: Representations of perinatal loss in medical textbooks

RCN Research Society International Conference, The Sage Gateshead 11th - 13th May 2010: Diversity and pregnancy loss: implications for policy and practice; Failing to care: Representations of perinatal loss in medical textbooks

Scottish School for Primary Care Conference Focusing Our Research on Patients Crieff Hydro Hotel 27th – 28th April 2010: Engaging with Diversity in Primary Care Research: Challenges and Opportunities

Open University Birth and Death Research Group & British Sociological Association’s Human Reproduction Group ‘Experiencing Reproductive Loss: Working Together to Change Practice’ Conference, Open University, Milton Keynes, 2nd October 2008: Diversity & pregnancy loss: Implications for policy and practice. 

Date  October 2008

International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Glasgow 1st – 5th June 2008 Policies for pre viable infants in the UK: Who cares for the baby? 

Date  June 2008

Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal, University of Bath 12th – 15th September 2007 Policies for pre viable infants in the UK: Who cares for the baby?

Date  September 2007

RCN Research Society International Conference, Dundee 1st – 4th May 2007 Policies for pre viable infants in the UK: Who cares for the baby?

Date  May 2007

Childhood and Youth: Choice and Participation. International Conference. University of Sheffield, 4th – 6th July 2006. Discretionary Death or Infanticide: Notions of Suffering in the Very Preterm Infant. 

Date  July 2006

Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal, University of Bath 15th – 18th September 2005 Rituals and Care in Perinatal Death: Representations in British Midwifery Textbooks 1937 – 2005. 

Date  September 2005

International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress, Brisbane 11th – 14th July 2005 Rituals and Care in Perinatal Death: Representations in British Midwifery Textbooks 1937 – 2005. 

Date  July 2005

RCN Research Society International Conference, Belfast 8th – 11 March 2005 Rituals and Care in Perinatal Death: Representations in British Midwifery Textbooks 1937 – 2004. 

Date  March 2005

International Confederation of Midwives Triennial Congress: Newborn Life Support Training for midwives in the UK. Vienna 4th – 18th April 2002.

Date  April 2002

Resuscitation Council Instructor Day: Newborn Life Support – where are the midwives? University of Birmingham, 11th April 2002.

Date  April 2002

Resuscitation Council Instructor Day: Mentoring – a case of the emperor’s new clothes? Plenary session. University of Birmingham, 11th April 2002.

Research

Interests

  • Reproductive loss
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Critical appraisal

Current

Care of the dying very preterm baby in labour ward: How are rituals constructed, deconstructed, enacted and interpreted?

Teaching

  • Neonatal Care
  • Critical appraisal
  • Politics of midwifery
  • Reproductive Loss

Publications

CAMERON J, ROXBURGH M, TAYLOR J & LAUDER (2011) Student retention in programmes of nursing and midwifery education: Why do students stay? Journal of Clinical Nursing (20), pp 1372 – 1382.

CAMERON J, ROXBURGH M, TAYLOR J & LAUDER W (2011) Why students leave: An integrative review of the research literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing 20, pp 1086 – 1096.

CAMERON J (2010) Respiratory and Cardiac Disorders. In: Henderson C and Macdonald S (Eds) Mayes Midwifery: A textbook for midwives 14E. London, Balliere Tindall.

CAMERON J (2010) Neonatal Loss. In: Boxwell G (Ed) Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing 2E. London, Routledge.

CAMERON J (2009) Response to: Pesut et al. (2009) Commentary on Paley J (2009) Religion and the secularisation of healthcare. Journal of Clinical Nursing 18, 1963–1974 in Journal of Clinical Nursing 18, 2245 – 2246. Journal of Clinical Nursing 18 (24) pp 3510 – 3511.

CAMERON J, (2009). Woman centred maternity care and professional positioning: A response to Dornan. International Journal of Nursing Studies, in press.

CAMERON J, TAYLOR J & GREENE A, (2008). Evaluating professional guidelines for the care of dying previable babies. Evidence Based Midwifery, 6 (4), pp.136 – 142.

CAMERON J, TAYLOR J & GREENE A, (2008). Repesentations of rituals and care in perinatal death in British midwifery textbooks 1937- 2004. Midwifery, 24 (3), pp.335 - 343.

CAMERON J & TAYLOR J, (2007). Nursing and Midwifery: Re-evaluating the relationship (commentary). International Journal of Nursing Studies, 4(5), pp.855 - 856.

WINTER C, & CAMERON J, (2006). The 'stages' model of labour: deconstructing the myth. British Journal of Midwifery, 14 (8), pp.454 - 456.

CAMERON J, AND RAWLINGS ANDERSON K, (2001). Female circumcision and episiotomy: both mutilation? British Journal of Midwifery, 9 (3), pp.137-142.

RAWLINGS K, & CAMERON J, (2001). Genital mutilation: Human rights and cultural imperialism. British Journal of Midwifery, 9 (4), pp.231-245. 

CAMERON J, & RAWLINGS ANDERSON, K. (2000). ‘Female genital mutilation: a global perspective’. British Journal of Midwifery 8(12), pp. 754 - 60.

CAMERON J, & HAINES J, (2000). Management of respiratory disorders. In: BOXWELL, G., (Ed) Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing. London, Routledge.

CAMERON J, & RAWLINGS ANDERSON, K, (1998). ‘”Circumcision”, culture and healthcare provision in Tower Hamlets, London’. Gender & Development 6(3), pp. 48 - 54.