Professor Gwendolen Bradshaw
As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching and Quality), Professor Bradshaw oversees the strategic development of learning and teaching to ensure we provide an outstanding, high quality experience for all our students.
Gwendolen has previously worked as Director of Quality Enhancement and Standards and Dean of the Faculty of Health Studies at the University of Bradford. Her contribution to teaching and scholarship has focused on the involvement of service users in all aspects of student learning. She also collaborated in a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, which enabled the Faculty to participate in pioneering work associated with the use of technology in curriculum delivery. Gwendolen has also published on risk management within the curriculum and co-authored a book for NHS students concerning health service policy.
Gwendolen takes a keen interest in quality assurance participating in the Northern Universities Consortium for Credit Accumulation and Transfer (NUCCAT) and SEEC networks. She has undertaken the role of Visitor for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Subject Reviewer and Institutional Auditor for the QAA and more recently has been appointed as a Higher Education and ECREO Reviewer for the QAA whilst also being deputy chair of the University’s Learning and Teaching Committee. In addition she has fulfilled the role of external examiner and professional expert to a range of professional programmes both in the UK and abroad.
Being a member of the Yorkshire and the Humber Health Innovation and Education Cluster (HIEC) Advisory Group afforded Gwendolen the opportunity, at regional level, to influence the Maternal and Infant Health & Care aspect of the Cluster’s work.
Appointed as a Supervisor of Midwifes in 1995, Gwendolen continues in this statutory role and maintains a modest case load. She is a member of the Royal College of Midwives and the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Lead Midwife Educator Strategic Reference Group. Gwendolen has played a significant role a number of national and UK initiatives including the Modernising Midwifery Careers initiative commissioned by the UK health departments when she led the Education and Career Progression work stream on behalf of the four countries.