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Sarah Esegbona-Adeigbe

Senior Lecturer

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    020 7815 4715
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    Health and Social Care / Adult Nursing and Midwifery

Sarah Esegbona-Adeigbe has over twenty years' experience in general nursing and midwifery. She qualified as a registered general nurse in 1992 and acquired a diploma in midwifery in 1994. She undertook her first BSc (Hons) degree in Health Sciences with London South Bank University (LSBU), followed by a MSc in Advanced Healthcare Practice at Manchester University and a Postgraduate certificate in Teaching in Higher Education at the University of Dundee. Sarah has also recently completed a PgDip in Health Research at the University of Stirling.

Sarah's experience spans from care in several London Healthcare Trusts as well as experience of working in several hospitals in the USA. She has expertise in dealing with high and low-risk pregnancies and providing normality in the birth process. She also has expert knowledge in antenatal screening, fetal anomalies and counselling women and their partners for invasive and genetic testing. Sarah has experience of working in all areas of midwifery in the community and hospital setting and has worked with diverse groups of women including asylum seekers, travellers and women with disabilities.

Sarah has working knowledge of UK health policy due to her vast experience in various maternity settings and knowledge gained from her previous roles as a senior nurse advisor for NHS Direct and as fetal medicine specialist midwife working in a tertiary referral centre. Her previous role as a labour ward coordinator required the skills and knowledge to manage complex pregnancies in a tertiary centre; as well as leading a multidisciplinary team and working with other NHS Trusts to organise and coordinate care for high-risk women.

Sarah took a two-year career break to work in the USA and since 2007 she has sat as a fitness to practice panellist for the investigating committee of the NMC. In 2007, Sarah won the women's health category Nursing Standard award for her role in setting up a labour ward triage at St George's NHS Trust and in 2009 was awarded the Barber's Company Clinical Nursing scholarship for her innovation project on Black African culture and childbirth. In 2008 Sarah, with a team of health professionals, conducted a skills training week in Kano, Nigeria, for midwives supported by NOMADU/FORWARD and Birthlink. Sarah still undertakes bank work as a midwife in a fetal medicine and day assessment unit.

Sarah is passionate about women's health as is evident from her extensive experience during her career and she highly values the importance of education and training of staff and students.

Level 6 (BSc preregistration midwifery studies) Module leader

  • Complex Needs in Childbirth (3 year and 18 month programme)
  • Normal Midwifery Practice (3 year programme)
  • Maternity support workers

Previous teaching

  • Student Nurses Maternity Pathway - lead 2012-2013
  • Paramedic students - maternity training 2012-2013
  • MSc in Women's and Children's Health - 2009-2013
  • London Ambulance training 2001-2003

Sarah Esegbona-Adeigbe is currently involved in a systematic review for the OPAL study - a multicentre randomised trial of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of basic versus biofeedback mediated intensive pelvic floor muscles training (PFMT) for female stress or mixed Urinary Incontinence (UI) (March 2014 to present).

Sarah was the recruiter for the Non-invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) study at St George's NHS Trust, which ran from January 2014 to March 2015.

View my publications at
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Member of the midwifery forum of the Royal College of Nursing
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Reader's panel contributor - Nursing Standard since 2007
  • Journal and book reviewer for the African Journal of Midwifery and a book reviewer for the British Journal of Midwifery since 2013
  • NMC investigating committee panellist since 2007