Registered General Nursing 1992-1995 Royal Free Hospital
Jo's nursing experience as a qualified RGN involved gastrointestinal surgery at the Royal Free Hospital until she decided to pursue a career in Midwifery. During this short time she completed a diploma in Counseling and the ENB 997 in Teaching and Assessing.
BSc Midwifery Science 1997-1998 Thames Valley University and Northwick Park Hospital.
Jo's fourteen year career in midwifery has undergone a vast and colourful variety of experience in several different settings, in both the private and public sector, mainly in multicultural demographics of deprived London.
The Qualifications Jo has gained have been attended mainly through Middlesex University and have been of paramount importance in her professional journey.
Preparation of Supervision of Midwives
Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics
Resuscitation of the New-born
Examination of the New-born
The depth of education and knowledge from Middlesex courses have enforced and supported Jo to strive to be the independent and holistic practitioner required of a modern day midwife working within the NHS.
Jo believes, having studied in this environment together with the wealth of fourteen years of appropriate experience, have enhanced her teaching career.
Mentorship is an integral part of a midwives role and Jo has embraced this in her teaching to ensure the next generation of midwives develop into safe practitioners and continue to be respected members of the community. Throughout her career, she has been consistently involved with the vigorous assessment process of student midwives giving the guidance, direction and education that are essential in the transition from classroom to practice. Jo firmly believes that student midwives have an important role in shaping our attitudes in keeping with current evidence to promote the evolution of midwifery.
The Preparation of Supervisors and MLCIP Leadership course has further enabled her to view how others are perceived within the workplace, particularly the aspect of self-reflection and its valuable use as a tool for teaching and assessing. Jo believes that the diversity underpinning each student has an effect on how they perceive education and how this shapes them as a professional.
MSc Midwifery Studies completed May 2015
My MSc studies have allowed me to explore a range of educational theories and concepts. I have a particular interest in feedback and IT (information technology) to facilitate theoretical teaching methods and materials, such as assessment literacy and peer review into the current curriculum to support the student experience. I have had varied work published since taking up post at Mdx in October 2012 which can be seen on the mdx repository. http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/
I plan to embark on a Phd very soon.
Sporting and extracurricular achievements
Competed in the USA in the Great Britain Team for the Pony Club in 1989
Competed in Windsor in the England Team for the Pony Club in 1998
Competed at Horse of Year Show in the Oakley Pony Club team in 1998 and 1989
Competed at Scandinavium Sweden for Mounted Games Association of GB 1991/2
Obtained PADI (Scuba Diving qualification), Great Barrier Reef, Australia 1997
Obtained Private Pilot's Licence in Port Alfred, South Africa 1998
Learning & Teaching Interests
Learning and teaching interests
Jo is enthusiastic about her involvement in undergraduate studies and is the joint module leader for the Foundations of Midwifery for the three year Midwifery Programme and module leader for the Approaches to Research and Social Care module in the 2nd year.
The key areas of interest include:
Anatomy and physiology
The birthing environment
Evidenced Based Practice
Safety and competency in midwifery skills
Healthy cultures in the workplace
Jo’s key educational interest is to encourage student midwives to promote methodical evidence based culture in their everyday care.
Research Outputs & Interests
Jo has written a chapter for an anatomy and physiology text book for Midwives.
Her research interests are:
Obesity in pregnancy
Bereavement and loss
Threshold concepts in teaching
Psychology surrounding parenting and the birth experience
Jo has completed her Msc pathway which included modules:
Empowering midwives in normality
Nutrition and wellbeing in pregnancy
PG Cert HE
Dissertation on ‘The efficacy of feedback for student midwives in practice’
Killingley, Jo. (2016) Thinking outside the box. Midwives. The Royal College of Midwives. (19) p72-73 (Accepted in press first)
Killingely, Jo (2015) Introducing educational theory: vaginal examination. The Practicing Midwife, 18 (8). pp. 27-29. ISSN 14613123