Associate Dean International
School of Nursing & Health Sciences
11 Airlie Place,
+(44) 01382 388668
Dr Elaine Lee is Associate Dean International and Head of Postgraduate and Post-qualifying Studies in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. After initially pursuing a legal career, graduating from Edinburgh University with an LLB in 1990, a desire to change direction led to a career choice of midwifery. After working for NHS Fife for a number of years, Dr Lee moved full time into the University of Dundee in 2003. Undertaking a number of roles since then, she is now lead for the School’s postregistration and postgraduate areas of activity.
Although interested in promoting educational excellence, Dr Elaine Lee’s primary research interests lie in the area of inequalities in healthcare, specifically marginalisation of particular populations. Social aspects of health and healthcare are of particular interest, and increasing access and understanding for minority groups such as lesbian mothers.
Elaine Lee’s teaching interests range from pre-registration midwifery and nursing to Post-registration and Postgraduate programmes. A primary focus on teaching has led to engagement across the School in relation to curriculum development, design and delivery, online learning, innovative teaching and assessment, and student support. In addition to teaching across the undergraduate midwifery curriculum, she is involved in post-qualifying education in research, breastfeeding and midwifery.
BRADBURY-JONES, C and LEE, E (2011), ‘Polemics and Pregnancy: A response to Arguments about Ethical Obstetrical Care.’ The American Journal of Bioethics, 11(12): 64-65
LEE, E, et al. (2010), ‘“It’s not me, it’s them”; How lesbian women make sense of negative experiences of maternity care: a hermeneutic study.’ Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(5): 982-990
LEE, E., (2004). Lesbian users of maternity services: appropriate care. British Journal of Midwifery, 12 (6), pp.353-358.
Chapters in Books
ELAINE LEE, 2007. Lesbian users of maternity services: Challenges in midwifery care. In: YANA RICHENS, eds. Challenges for Midwives, Vol. 2. London: Quay Books, 2007, pp. 69-78.
NHS Education for Scotland, 2006. Maternity Care Assistants in Scotland: A Competency Framework. Edinburgh: NES
Lee, E, Taylor, J and Raitt, F (2012). Oral paper at RCN International Research Conference, London. Disclosure in maternity care contexts: the case of sexual orientation.
Lee, E (2009). University of Dundee, College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing Postgraduate Research Symposium, “It’s them, not me”: lesbian women’s interpretations of negative experiences.
Normal Labour and Birth: 4th Research Conference, UCLAN.
Oral presentation (accepted) ‘It's not me, it's them - lesbian women's interpretations of negative experiences in maternity care’
Date June 2009
Scottish Government Health Department national recruitment and retention conference. Glasgow, 26th November 2008.
Poster presentation 'Cross-cohort Peer Support: telling it like it is'.
Date November 2008
LGBT Seminar hosted by Queen Margaret University and the Open University. LGBT researchers and policy makers across the UK.
The Presumption of Heterosexuality in Pregnancy
Date July 2008
Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Glasgow
Factors influencing lesbians women's disclosure of sexual orientation in pregnancy
Date June 2008
Normal Labour and Birth: 3rd Research Conference, UCLAN
The Discourse of Normality: No Common Ground?
Date June 2006
Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Brisbane, Australia
Women's mental Health in the Childbearing Period: Education to meet the Needs
Date July 2005
Normal Childbirth Conference, University of Central Lancashire
Promoting Normal Childbirth - the Educational Perspective
Date June 2004
Lee, E and Whitford, H (2003). Poster presentation at the 2nd International Normal Birth Research Conference, University of Central Lancashire – Midwifery Education for Normal Childbirth.