Sarah Milnes

Midwifery Lecturer and Admissions Lead

School/Department: Healthcare, School of



Sarah is an experienced midwife caring for women across the childbirth continuum. She spent thirteen years working at Leicester Royal Infirmary across many specialities where she developed a breadth of experience supporting women with additional care needs. Her passion for supporting students led her into academia, initially as a seconded lecturer followed by a substantive post in 2019. 

Since joining the University of Leicester Sarah has completed an MSc in Advanced Midwifery Practice and has presented and published her dissertation examining the experiences of student midwives who enter the profession as mothers. 




Sarah is the lead for “Mental Health in Childbearing” and “Emergencies in Midwifery” modules which fuel her passion for minimising birth trauma and Parity of Esteem. She is also a cohort lead and provides teaching across the midwifery curriculum.  


AFHEA (Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy) (2019)

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) (2006)

Royal College of Midwives (RCM) (2004)



Greenstock K, Milnes, SE. (2023) When midwives give birth. Maternity and Midwifery Forum. Online 6th July 2023

Milnes, SE. (2023) The impact of MDT working between student midwives and student ODPs to improve immediate skin to skin contact rates in maternity theatres. Midlands Maternity Festival. King Power Stadium 16th May 2023

Milnes, SE. (2022) Does a student midwife’s personal experience of childbirth affect their philosophy of care and the choices they offer to women? Maternity and Midwifery Forum. Online 6th October 2022



Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice – Due to complete Jan 2024

Master of Science: Advanced Midwifery Practice, Anglia Ruskin University

Associate Fellow – Higher Education Academy

Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) practitioner, De Montfort University

Registered Midwife, University Hospitals of Leicester

BSc Midwifery, De Montfort University

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