Claire Nutt BSc PGCHE

Claire Nutt

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Assistant Professor in Midwifery

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


  • MSc Professional Development: Current study.
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching Higher Education (2022)
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery (2013)
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art (2007)


Claire is a registered midwife passionate about midwifery education and lifelong learning, perinatal mental health, salutogenic approaches, supporting the public and wider voice and student mental health support.

Claires midwifery career, including her role as community and birth centred midwifery roles, Professional Midwifery Advocate and Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Midwife in Bristol.

Claire took a midwifery academic role with the University of the West of England in 202. Key roles including facilitation of the Midwifery Community Partnership Group, which combined the voices of student midwives, academics, and local advocacy groups. She led Context of Midwifery Practice and Perinatal Mental Health modules.

Claires growing scholarly interests are currently centred around person-centred and relationship focused care, holistic midwifery and perinatal mental health and midwifery work wellbeing. Claire strives to provide high quality midwifery teaching and learning that is enriched in clinical excellence, holistic practice, and psychological safety.

Claire has also been a practising massage therapist for 22 years and continues to teach therapists, midwives and students massage skills.


Other activities

  • Trustee, Bluebell Care charity
  • Professional Midwifery Advocate
  • Member of the Royal College of Midwives


  • 2017 Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Caring for You Midwifery award
  • 2015 Iolanthe Midwives Award & Dame Rosalind Paget Award; Massage for Maternity Project
  • 2012 Iolanthe Student Midwife Award; Student elective in Hawaii


Lucas, G, Nutt, C et al (2022) ‘Ensuring every voice is heard’: promoting inclusivity in midwifery education, MIDIRs Midwifery Digest 32:4, 416-422

Nutt C (2020) Calm, comfort and connection: Massage for family wellbeing. The Practising Midwife, 2020, Vol.23 (4), p.1

Nutt,C. & All4Maternity (2019); E-learning module ‘massage in pregnancy’

Nutt, C (2018) In Yates, S (2017) 2nd edition Beautiful Birth, Pinter & Martin, London

Nutt, C. (2017) ‘A healthy workplace’ Staff Wellbeing ‘Caring for You’, RCM midwives Vol.20 (2), p.77.

Nutt,C. (2016) Discussing the evidence: massage as a positive experience MIDIRs Vol.26 (2), p.195-199

Nutt,C. (2016) How can the use of massage in labour improve the experience of birth for women? MIDIRs midwifery digest, 2016, Vol.26 (1), p.64-73

Nutt, C. (2013) A touch of 'Aloha': an experience of midwifery in Hawaii and the Mid-Pacific Conference on Birth and Primal Health MIDIRs Vol.23 (2), p.250-253 

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