Allison Campbell



Associate Professor of Teaching
Lead, Midwifery Undergraduate Program


Allison Campbell, RM, MA, (she/her) is an Associate Professor of Teaching, Registered Midwife, and the Midwifery Undergraduate Program Lead. Allison’s main research and curricular interests are in midwifery and social justice, with regards to both care provision and midwifery education. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the UBC Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, focusing on reproductive justice in prisons, specifically individuals’ experiences of birthing and parenting while incarcerated in BC. Allison received a UBC Public Scholars Award for her doctoral work, and is a 2023-24 recipient of a Killam Teaching Prize. She is a queer, single parent, a quilter, and a lover of live music, theatre and homegrown tomatoes.


Simon Fraser University, 2004, Master of Arts in Sociology
University of British Columbia, 2006, Bachelor of Midwifery


MIDW 102 Birth and Its Meaning(s)
MIDW 120 Midwifery and Social Justice
MIDW 435 Comprehensive Midwifery Theory and Practice
MIDW 440 Clinical Clerkship
MIDW 200 Introduction to Midwifery Clinical Care (2012-2019)
MIDW 201 Clinical Skills for Midwifery Practice (2012-2019)
MIDW 230 Midwifery Theory for Primary Care (2012-2019)
MIDW 240 Core Midwifery Clinical Care (2012-2019)
MIDW 305 Midwifery Theory for Variations in Primary Care (2015-2017)
MIDW 320 Variations in Midwifery Clinical Care (2015-2017)

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Association for Midwifery Education (CAMEd), Secretary
Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM), Member
Midwives Association of BC (MABC), Member
Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES), Member
BC Women’s Hospital, Medical Staff
Burnaby Hospital, Medical Staff
Pomegranate Community Midwives, Registered Midwife

Research Interests

Health care and social justice, prison health care, maternity care provision to marginalized populations, qualitative research methods, and institutional ethnography.

Allison is currently pursuing doctoral studies in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, for which she has received funding from the UBC Public Scholars Initiative. Read about her research here.

Publications and Presentations

A. Campbell and L. Page (2018). Chapter 1: Midwife as Practitioner, in Comprehensive Midwifery: The Role of the Midwife in Health Care Practice, Education, and Research, Part 1. Beth Murray-Davis et. al, eds. Available online at

Hodgson, Z., Latka, P., Fulford, R. and Campbell, A. (2017). The Use of Poke Root in the Treatment of Lactational Mastitis: Practice Patterns among Midwives in British Columbia. CJMRP, 16 (3), 8-16. (CA)

A. Coyle, A. Campbell, and R. Neufeld, eds. 2003. Capitalist Punishment: Prison Privatization and Human Rights (NY: Human Rights Internet; Clarity Press).