Laura Iannuzzi

Dr Laura Iannuzzi

  • Senior Lecturer In Midwifery
  • A4031, St Marys PORTSMOUTH
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PhD, PgCert Ed., MSc, PgCertClinOrg, BMid, RM, FHEA.

Senior Lecturer (Academic) in Midwifery, NIPE Lead, Examination of the Newborn (EXON) CPD joint course lead, Clinical Skills Lead and Race Equality Network Co-chair at Bournemouth University.

Registred and practising midwife since 2001, with experience in several settings of care (e.g. community, tertiary hospital, birth centre).

Most of her clinical practice was performed at Careggi University Hospital in Florence (Italy), from 2004 to 2019 with different appointments:

August 2016 to September 2019: Midwife Leader (responsible of the Unit) Physiological Pregnancy Pathway and Margherita Birth Centre

April 2016- August 2016: Organisational Position for development, implementation and evaluation of standards of care and clinical research

2011- April 2016: Midwife ‘DS professional’ (a midwife committed to improve evidence-based practice, implementing research guidelines and protocols). Doctoral leave from October 2011 to October 2014 for PhD in Health Studies, the University of Nottingham...


Journal Articles

  • Migliorini, L., Setola, N., Naldi, E., Rompianesi, M.C., Iannuzzi, L. and Cardinali, P., 2023. Exploring the Role of Birth Environment on Italian Mothers’ Emotional Experience during Childbirth. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20 (15).
  • Fumagalli, S., Iannuzzi, L., Toffolo, G., Anghileri, I., Losurdo, A., Rovelli, N., Riva, M.A. and Nespoli, A., 2023. Volunteering in an emergency project in response to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis: the experience of Italian midwives. Public Health, 218, 75-83.
  • Fumagalli, S., Iannuzzi, L., Zobbi, V.F., Sada, R., Mylod, D. and Nespoli, A., 2021. What information is available to women regarding coronavirus and childbirth in Italy? A mixed-methods exploration of the web during the COVID-19 lockdown. Acta Scientific Women's Health, 3 (2), 2-13.
  • Remaschi, G., Ricci, S., Cortimiglia, M., De Vitis, E., Iannuzzi, L., Boni, L., Azzari, C. and Dani, C., 2021. TREC and KREC in very preterm infants: reference values and effects of maternal and neonatal factors. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 34 (23), 3946-3951.
  • Dani, C., Papini, S., Iannuzzi, L. and Pratesi, S., 2020. Midwife-to-newborn ratio and neonatal outcome in healthy term infants. Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, 109 (9), 1787-1790.
  • Daly, D., Iannuzzi, L. et al., 2020. How much synthetic oxytocin is infused during labour? A review and analysis of regimens used in 12 countries. PLoS One.
  • Daly, D., Iannuzzi, L. et al., 2020. How much synthetic oxytocin is infused during labour? A review and analysis of regimens used in 12 countries. PLoS ONE, 15 (7 July).
  • Setola, N., Naldi, E., Cocina, G.G., Eide, L.B., Iannuzzi, L. and Daly, D., 2019. The Impact of the Physical Environment on Intrapartum Maternity Care: Identification of Eight Crucial Building Spaces. Health Environments Research and Design Journal, 12 (4), 67-98.
  • Setola, N., Iannuzzi, L., Santini, M., Cocina, G.G., Naldi, E., Branchini, L., Morano, S., Peiró, R.E. and Downe, S., 2018. Optimal settings for childbirth. Minerva Ginecologica, 70 (6), 687-699.
  • Morano, S., Lotti, A., Canepa, M.M., Sterrantino, G., Beleva, D., Iannuzzi, L. and Downe, S., 2018. Humanities in the undergraduate medical and midwifery curriculum: A descriptive Italian comparative study. Minerva Ginecologica, 70 (6), 700-709.
  • Iannuzzi, L. et al., 2018. Optimal outcomes and women's positive pregnancy experience: A comparison between the World Health organization guideline and recommendations in European National Antenatal Care Guidelines. Minerva Ginecologica, 70 (6), 650-662.
  • Skoko, E., Iannuzzi, L. et al., 2018. Findings from the Italian babies born better survey. Minerva Ginecologica, 70 (6), 663-675.
  • Hadjigeorgiou, E., Spyridou, A., Christoforou, A., Iannuzzi, L., Giovinale, S., Canepa, M.M., Morano, S., Jonsdottir, S.S., Karlsdottir, S.I. and Downe, S., 2018. Variation in caesarean section rates in Cyprus, Italy and Iceland: An analysis of the role of the media. Minerva Ginecologica, 70 (6), 676-686.
  • Di Tommaso, M., Martello, G., Kanninen, T., Perelli, F., Iannuzzi, L. and Sisti, G., 2017. Erratum to: Computerized cardiotocography analysis: Comparison among several parental ethnic origins (Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia, 2016, 38, (12), 589-592, 10.1055/s-0036-1594288. Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia, 39 (2), 90.
  • Mariarosaria, D.T., Giulia, M., Tomi, K., Federica, P., Laura, I. and Giovanni, S., 2016. Computerized cardiotocography analysis: Comparison among several parental ethnic origins. Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetricia, 38 (12), 589-592.



  • Iannuzzi, L. and Morano, S., 2015. Italy where is your beauty? In: Byrom, S. and Downe, S., eds. The Roar behind the silence: why kindness, compassion and respect matter in maternity care. Pinter & Martin Ltd.



  • Maternity spaces and integral human development in a maternal health center in a peri-urban setting in Kenya. A pilot study (Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, 23 Jun 2021). In Progress