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Suzanne Crozier

Principal Lecturer/Teaching Fellow

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Suzanne is Head of Subject for Midwifery and Community Health/Lead Midwife for Education and  has been a  Principal Lecturer at Northumbria for over 20 years. During that time she has led  a variety  of curriculum development and quality assurance activities. Suzanne has worked as a consultant for the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Office for Students advising on regulatory standards and quality assurance in the education of health professionals.  Most recently she was seconded into Academic Registry where she led the Univeristy Pilot for the Teaching Excellence Framework as well as substantial contributions  to  other university wide enhancement projects. Her research interests include interprofessional learning, professional identity development, midwifery education and employability.  Suzanne is a registered midwife and nurse with expertise in publich health, infant feeding, interpersonal communication  and leadership development. She is an ILM level 7 qualified coach and and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Suzanne Crozier

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests


Crozier S, Derbyshire J A., Machin A I., Leadership, followership and self expansion; a case study of interprofessional learning; Journal of Interprofessional Care . Under  review 2019


Derbyshire J A., Machin A I., Crozier S (2014). Facilitating classroom based interprofessional learning: A grounded theory study of university educators' perceptions of their role adequacy as facilitators Nurse Education Today Available online May 2014


Beldon, A., Crozier,  S., (2005) Health Promotion in Pregnancy: the role of the midwife. The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health  Vol 125 no 5 pp216-220 


Crozier S, Derbyshire, J. Machin, A, Wade, J. (2019) Leadership and Followership in Interprofessional Learning Groups . Paper Presentation. The Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Federation 13th European Regional Conference  Malta


Crozier, S. Abbott-Brailey, H. Davies, B. Russell-Westhead, M., (2019) A co-creation approach to strategic enhancement of assessment and feedback in Nursing and Midwifery.  Oral presentation Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2019 Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne July 2019


Crozier S.  Russel-Westhead, M.  (2018) Student Co-Design for assessment Paper Presentation Networking for Education in Healthcare  International Conference Cambridge University September 4th-6th


Derbyshire J A., Machin A I., Crozier S (2016) The relationship between leadership, followership and inter-professional learning facilitation skills: reflections on research, theory and practice. Paper presentation -  All Together Better Health VIII Oxford University 6th September


Crozier, S., Govan, C., Blair, E., (2014) Preceptorship in Midwifery. Northern Regional Supervisory Authority Annual Conference


Cader, R.,  Crozier, S., Machin,  A.,  (2009) Learning Together for Working Together: Journal Clubs as a means to facilitate inter professional learning . North East Teaching and Learning Conference . Durham University April 1st 


Crozier, S., & Tait, C. (2005)The Impact of in group & out group professional stereotypes on prequalifying inter professional education at Northumbria University . CAIPE IPL Conference Bradford  June 20th


Crozier, S., Tait, C., Fearby, M., (2003)Evaluation of Inter – professional learning . Collaborative Conversations Conference. Bournemouth University Sept 8-11th.



  • Midwifery MSc June 30 1998
  • Registered Midwife, Registered Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2016
  • Senior Fellow (HEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017

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Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Facilitating classroom based interprofessional learning: A grounded theory study of university educators' perceptions of their role adequacy as facilitators, Derbyshire, J., Machin, A., Crozier, S. May 2014, In: Nurse Education Today
  • Health promotion in pregnancy: The role of the midwife, Beldon, A., Crozier, S. Sep 2005, In: The Journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

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