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Mrs Christina Ebanks


I am a Doctoral researcher with an MSc, MA Ed, PGDip, BSc, and a B.Ed in Economics, Business management and Accounting. I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Nursing and Midwifery council registrant for Midwifery, Nursing and Health Visiting. I have an extensive and varied 20 years clinical experience within the field of midwifery and several specialist areas in nursing and public health.  I have special interests in women and children’s health, social justice and the factors that create, enhance, and enrich students' experiences and lower attrition rates.  I have taken on several senior academic roles in BNU, including programme leadership and a BSc year one lead, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. My pastoral support and nominations contributed to the shortlisting of four prestigious professional national awards for my personal tutees, with one winning a highly reputable national award.

I have been involved in experts’ conversations in parliament to drive national policies and initiatives that enhance early years provisions, such as 1001 critical days. I have given impetus to exploratory research in practice, through the sharing of case studies on safeguarding vulnerable children and women to inform service delivery. I initiated and developed a safe home birth travel system for a major maternity unit in London to ensure safety for mothers and babies during home births.  

I am a peer reviewer for a significant number of reputable midwifery and nursing journals and contribute to the plethora of knowledge for professional practice.  I offer expert impartial and independent advice for Nursing and Midwifery programmes, as an external examiner for other universities, to assure and enhance a quality curriculum delivery.

I am an active member of the Royal College of Nursing and hold a significant role within the union. I am a strong advocate for social responsibility and adhere to the Nolan principles as a volunteer for several charities, including school governor and trustee roles. I completed the NHS leadership academy over a decade ago and hold a leadership role within the British African Nurses and Midwives association. I relish the mentorship opportunity that this role affords in enabling me to mentor senior nurses and midwives within the association, who aspire to be leaders within their fields.  

I am proud to be a School Director of Education with strategic and operational leadership for all Nursing and Midwifery programmes. I ensure that all the Nursing and Midwifery educational offerings, partnerships, apprenticeships and continuing professional development are innovative, distinctively high in quality and are internationally comparable and competitive.  It was also a great privilege to have shared my research on digital and technology skills readiness of students on an internationally recognised excellence in Teaching and Learning platform, to inform higher education delivery.