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Ms Janet Israel

Lecturer: Midwifery

School of Healthcare Sciences


Research Interests

I am qualified nurse, midwife and teacher of adult education with a keen interest in newborn screening, genetics and education.

Career Overview

A qualified nurse and midwife for 20 years plus with national and international experience. I have worked as a lecturer in Cardiff University since 1998 with a pre and post registration education remit. I have developed into the field of research over the last 5- 6 years following a Health Professions Wales Sponsorship award and a Cardiff University secondment.   Have worked closely with their Genetics foci team and the Newborn Screening Wales Department.

Recent work includes:

Mothers experience of newborn screening

Postnatal Screening: Mothers'   reasons for their decision about an optional newborn screening test explored

Advancements in newborn bloodspot screening: Tandem Mass Spectrometry & MCADD

She has recently been awarded an rcbcwales PhD Fellowship to look at Cord Blood Collection for Stem Cell Storage with a Commercial company and the Implications on Midwifery Practice.

Teaching Profile Janet has a broad range of teaching experience in both pre and post registration nursing and midwifery education from diploma to Masters level.











Awards and Prizes

  • HPW research fellowship 2003- 2003.
  • Secondment to Cardiff University, SONMS Research directorate, 2004
  • Secondment to Cardiff University SONMS, Research directorate, 2005-6
  • Rcbcwales PhD fellowship, 2007-2012

Membership and External Activity

  • Reviewer for British Journal Midwifery 2004 to present.
  • Invited to be an advisor to UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre -   Newborn blood spot screening for Consent and communication in 2004.
  • Invited to be a member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Wales Newborn Screening Bloodspot Project in 2006
  • Lead link for the School of Healthcare Sciences with the newly formed Wales NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre.