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I am a senior midwifery lecturer and the course director for the postgraduate midwifery programme at London South Bank University and lead modules on additional care and complexity in childbirth. I have worked as a nurse and midwife for over 30 years in the UK and the USA and volunteered in Africa. I have a passion and particular interest in ethnic minority health due to my black African background and the racial inequalities experienced by women in the UK. My last clinical role was as a fetal medicine specialist midwife and lead midwife for women with haemoglobinopathies.
I am currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Hertfordshire exploring the perceptions of Nigerian women and midwives of cultural competency in antenatal care.
I have published over 12 peer reviewed papers on cultural safety and competency in maternity care and ethnic minority health during pregnancy and published my first book on Transcultural Midwifery Practice in 2022.
I am a committee panel member of the Maternity and Midwifery forum involved in advising on educational content on this platform. I was previously a Midwifery Forum Steering group committee member at the Royal College of Nursing, advising and contributing to guidance and policy relevant to midwifery practice. I also sat as a NMC fitness to practice panelist for eight years investigating allegations of fitness to practice, reviewing interim orders, and fraudulent entries.
Midwifery (3 year) - BSc (Hons)
Midwifery - Pg Diploma
University of Stirling
University of Dundee
University of Manchester
Royal London Hospital
Labour ward coordinator
Fetal medicine specialist midwife
Advisory Committee Member
Adviser and contributor to midwifery guidance and policy.
Due regard for midwifery and nursing fitness to practice cases. Reviewing of allegations of fitness to practice, review of interim orders and fraudulent entries.
Prizes, awards, and accolades
Nursing Standard Innovation in Women’s health (Feb 2007)
Royal College of Nursing
Awarded for innovation of setting up a maternity unit triage at St. George’s NHS trust
Dora Opoku Award (Sep 2019)
Iolanthe Midwifery Trust
Reach and Impact
Dismantling racial inequalities in midwifery education (Nov 2020)
Cultural safety in midwifery practice (May 2021)
The impact of a Eurocentric curriculum on racial disparities in maternal health.
Esegbona-Adeigbe, S. (2021). The impact of a Eurocentric curriculum on racial disparities in maternal health. European journal of midwifery. 5, p. 36. https://doi.org/10.18332/ejm/140086
Impact of COVID-19 on antenatal care provision.
Esegbona-Adeigbe, S. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on antenatal care provision. European journal of midwifery. 4, p. 16. https://doi.org/10.18332/ejm/121096