Emilie has been a midwifery lecturer at Middlesex University since 2020. In 2012, she completed her MSc in Neuroscience in France and worked as an optometrist before coming back to the UK to train as a midwife. She previously worked as an Independent Midwife across London and Greater London and as a part-time lecturer in another London university.
As an autistic healthcare professional and Midwifery lecturer, Emilie Edwards is a strong advocate for neurodivergent students at Middlesex University. Having encountered and overcome numerous barriers as a neurodivergent learner and professional, she aspires to being a role model for students. By ensuring that each Midwifery student’s learning needs are understood, and their strengths harnessed, Emilie’s innovative work is a paradigm of how the University leads in equality, diversity, and inclusion, using creativity to make a transformative impact on the experience of our diverse student body. In engaging with students guided by our principles of openness and transparency, Emilie believes that all learners potential should be explored to succeed academically and professionally.
With the expansion of blended learning, Emilie’s objective has been to continuously create accessible and innovative teaching materials that inspire and engage students. She has combined her love of technology and midwifery to develop innovative tools particularly to bridge the midwifery theory-practice gap.
- MDXSU SLTAs - Accessible Education Award - 2022
- Student Nursing Times Awards - Educator of the Year - 2022
Middlesex Enhancing Education Award - Serious gaming for teaching communicaiton skills in Midwifery education
NHS Neurodiversity Steering Group - member
Middlesex Accessibility Working Group - member
Disability Network - member