Miss Eleanor Healer

Miss Eleanor Healer

Senior Lecturer, Midwifery

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 518562

Email address

Office - 129
First Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I started my career as a student midwife in East London where I completed 3 years training in diverse Whitechapel and Hackney. I came back to Wales to practice as a newly qualified midwife in Cardiff. After a short time in UHW, I moved on to Aneurin Bevan Health Board and spent 5 fantastic years as an integrated midwife, based in a stand-alone birth centre in the South Wales Valleys. In 2010, I decided to take a big step and head back to university to pursue a Postgraduate Masters, and in 2011 I completed an LLM in Medical Law from Cardiff University. This was to provide a spring board into teaching undergraduate midwives in midwifery and medical law to other healthcare cohorts at Swansea University, where I have enjoyed working since October 2011.

I am passionate about supporting mothers and their babies in their infant feeding journey and I am currently training to be a lactation Consultant. I have successfully set up and led a collaborative breastfeeding support group with our past and current midwifery students, for five years. I am also currently training as a NiPE practitioner. I have a keen interest in medical law in particular relation to Human Rights, upholding woman centred care and informed choice, in all aspects of maternity services.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Breastfeeding and infant feeding
  • UNICEF Baby Friendly Lead
  • Neonate
  • Neonatal infant Behavioural and Physical Examination (NiPE)
  • Medical Law
  • Collaborative Breastfeeding Support Group.