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Ellie Sonmezer

Associate Head of School - Quality & Student Success

I am a Senior Lecturer in Advanced Practice. I have 22 years of clinical and education experience and enjoy learning every day.


I am a registered midwife with a passion for individual choice, individual wellbeing and autonomous practice. I have completed adult nurse education and I am currently a Senior Lecturer and Professional Advocate. I believe in continuous learning and support of others. I thoroughly enjoy higher education as both a facilitator and a learner.


  • Current Educational Doctorate student – Cardiff University
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery – City University London
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing – Kingston University and St George’s Medical School
  • Postgraduate Certificate in teaching and learning in higher education – University of Worcester
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Practice – UWE
  • NIPE examiner – Bournemouth University
  • Professional Midwifery Advocate – University of Worcester.


Student Choice awards Shortlisted – University of Worcester.

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of Higher Education Authority

NMC registrant

PROMPT committee member

Professional Midwifery Advocate

Teaching & Research


I enjoy discussing the implications of risk society on contemporary practice. I have written about autonomous practice in contemporary midwifery practice.

I enjoy teaching a vast variety of subjects and particularly emergency skills. I enjoy supporting learners new to level 7 study.


I am currently studying emotions and learning midwifery in clinical practice.

I have experience of supporting, recruiting participants and reporting for clinical trials in practice.

I have contributed to the PROMPT maternity textbook.


More publications from Ellie Sonmezer can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

I am a PROMPT maternity committee member and support external training.

External examining

I am an external examiner for University of Bedfordshire for undergraduate midwifery.