Juliet Wood

Dr Juliet Wood

  • Senior Lecturer in Midwifery
  • portsmouth
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Biography

I have had a long and varied career in hospital, community and independent clinical midwifery in the UK and in South Africa. This has invariably been combined with both formal and informal teaching in clinical and academic settings. Along the way, I was a Principal Investigator on an influential large-scale RCT of the third stage of labour and, following on from this I completed my PhD looking at Discourses of blood loss in normal childbirth. I am currently researching in two areas. I am in a team researching the experience of women who breastfeed following a diagnosis of breast cancer. In addition I am investigating the barriers and enablers to student midwives' learning around normal birth.

I have broad interests in midwifery, particularly maternity care in low-resource settings.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Quality education

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"

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Gender equality

"Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Wood, J. and Rogers, J., 1997. The Third Stage of Labour. In: Alexander, J., Levy, V. and Roth, C., eds. Midwifery Practice: Core Topics 2. London: Macmillan, 113-125.
  • Wood, J. and Rogers, J., 1995. Current Issues in Midwifery. In: Littelwoood, J., ed. Current Issues in Nursing. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 189-218.

Conferences

  • Fry, J., Wood, J., Farley, C., Dole, D., Lazar, J., Healy, M., Baranowska, B., Wegrzynowska, M. and Davison, C., 2022. Exploring student midwives' confidence to support physiologic birth across five countries. In: 21st International Normal labour and Birth Conference 12-14 September 2022 Denmark.
  • Arvanitidou, E.I., Almilaji, O., Wood, J. and Tsofliou, F., 2020. The effectiveness of couples’ lifestyle interventions (Randomised Controlled Trials) on weight change: A systematic review and meta-analysis. In: European and International Congress on Obesity (ecoico2020) 1-4 September 2020 online.
  • Fry, J. and Wood, J., 2020. Are student midwives equipped to support normal birth? In: ICM 21-25 June 2020 Online.
  • Wood, J. and Fry, J., 2019. What helps or hinders student midwives' confidence and ability to support women's normal labour and  birth? In: 14th International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference 17-19 June 2019 Grange over Sands, Lake District.
  • Ekong, A., Regmi, P., Wood, J. and Tsofliou, F., 2019. Challenges and facilitators to healthy eating in pregnancy: a systematic review. http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?ID=CRD42019120961.

PhD Students

  • Aniebiet Ekong, 2021. Informing the development of a culturally-adapted intervention/tool for healthy eating for pregnant African immigrants living in the UK
  • Eirini Iro Arvanitidou, 2024. Informing the development of a nutrition intervention for couples in the preconception period to promote healthy nutrition and healthy body weight
  • Sulochana Rai-Dhakal. Assessing factors associated with high rate of Caesarean section in urban Nepal and possible strategies to overcome this trend: A hospital-based study

Grants

  • GIZ [Gesellschaft für Internatio‘Collaboration to strengthen midwifery education in Nepal through midwifery faculty support & curriculum development’ (GIZ [Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit], 01 Nov 2019). Awarded
  • The Hinchingbrooke Third Stage Trial (Anglia and Oxford Regional Health Authority, 01 Jun 1992). Completed
  • The Hinchingbrooke Third Stage Trial (Anglia and Oxford Regional Health Authority, 01 Jun 1992). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, External Examiner (2020-)
  • University of Brighton, External Examiner (2019-)
  • Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Link Tutor (2016-)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Departmental lead for Global Engagement, Global Engagement
  • Portsmouth campus Site Lead, St Mary's User Group
  • Coordinator for International Placements, BSc Midwifery Undergraduates

Journal Reviewing/Refereeing

  • Journal of Social Science and Allied Health Professions, Anonymous peer review, 15 Apr 2020
  • British Journal of Midwifery, Anonymous peer review, 20 Jan 2020

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Board Member for the charity Pregnancy Options
  • Counsellor for women with unintended pregnancy or following pregnancy loss or termination

Consultancy Activities

  • Professional Advisor, Advisor on educational material. The Healthcare Improvements Studies Institute, University of Cambridge

Qualifications

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority in Education (HEA, 2021)
  • PGCE in Higher Education (Bournemouth University, 2017)
  • PG Diploma in Higher Education (University of Cape Town, 2011)
  • PhD in Midwifery (University of the South Bank, 1999)
  • Advanced Diploma in Midwifery in Midwifery (Royal College of Midwives, 1990)
  • Registered Midwife in Midwifery (United Kingdom Central Council, 1987)
  • BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies (University of London, 1985)
  • Registered General Nurse in General Nursing (United Kingdom Central Council, 1985)

Memberships

  • Pregnancy Options Centre, Chichester, Board Member (2018-),
  • Higher Education Authority, Fellow (2017-),
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Registrant (1985-),
  • Royal College of Midwives, Member,
  • South African Nursing Council, Registrant,