Vanora Hundley

Professor Vanora Hundley

  • Deputy Dean - Research and Professional Practice
  • Royal London House R716, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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Biography

BN, RGN, RM, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Vanora is Acting Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and Deputy Dean for Research and Professional Practice.

As Professor of Midwifery and an experienced midwifery researcher, Vanora has led a range of studies in the reproductive health field both in the UK and internationally. She has worked as a nurse and midwife in UK, Hungary and the USA. She is an adviser to the World Health Organisation and serves on a number of international research groups.

Vanora is currently a Reproductive Health and Childbirth Specialty Lead for CRN Wessex. She is passionate about research utilisation and believes that researchers must work closely with colleagues in both practice and education to ensure that research is relevant and that it is utilised. Vanora developed and leads Bournemouth University’s innovative Clinical Academic Doctoral Programme.

Vanora’s research methods expertise is in program evaluation, questionnaire surveys and in measuring consumer preferences for models of care...

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Research

My current research studies / areas of interest include:

(1) A study of the barriers within hospitals to women seeking facility birth in Nepal. This study, funded by Wellbeing of Women, is exploring the views of health providers on barriers to facility birth.

(2) Media, culture and health seeking behaviour: can the relationship be changed? This area of work examines the role of media representations on behaviour in relation to early labour and childbirth. We have completed a systematic review and are currently seeking funding for primary data collection.

(3) The role of evidence in reducing unnecessary intervention in childbirth. This area of work involves both public participation events (for example we held a debate on choice regarding caesarean section as part of the BU Festival of Learning) and an exploration of how women access and use information about childbirth.

(4) Slovenian midwives' views of the examination of the newborn - who's role is it? We held a multidisciplinary meeting in Slovenia earlier this year to inform this area of work. We are currently completing the analysis of a questionnaire survey of midwives' views.

(5) The use of evidence resources in midwifery training and practice. We are collaborating with Queens University Belfast on a project examining midwifery students’ interpretation of systematic review evidence.

Favourites

Journal Articles

Books

Chapters

  • Luce, A., Hundley, V. and van Teijlingen, E., 2017. The Portrayal of Childbirth and Pregnancy in the Media. Media and Midwifery. Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Luce, A., Hundley, V. and van Teijlingen, E., 2017. Social Media and Midwifery: What's being Posted? Media and Midwifery. Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Luce, A., Hundley, V., van Teijlingen, E., Ridden, S. and Edlund, S., 2017. Midwives’ engagement with the media. Midwifery, Childbirth and the Media. 97-110.
  • Luce, A., Hundley, V. and van Teijlingen, E., 2017. Introduction. Midwifery, Childbirth and the Media. 1-5.
  • Hundley, V., Rennie, A.M., Fitzmaurice, A. and Graham, W., 2006. A national survey of women’s views of their maternity care in Scotland. In: Wickham S (Ed). Appraising research into childbirth: An interactive workbook. In: Wickham, S., ed. Appraising Research Into Childbirth. Books for Midwives Press.
  • Stahl, K. and Hundley, V., 2006. Risk and risk assessment in pregnancy – do we scare because we care? In: Wickham, S., ed. Midwifery Best Practice Series: Volume 4.. London: Books for Midwives Press.
  • van Teijlingen, E. and Hundley, V., 2003. Pilot Study. In: Lewis-Beck, M., Bryman, A.E. and Liao, T.F., eds. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods. Oregon: Sage.
  • Hundley, V., Ryan, M. and Graham, W., 2002. Consumer expectations and preferences – a source of inequalities in care? 26th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Vienna - Book of papers. International Confederation of Midwives.
  • van Teijlingen, E., Hundley, V., Rennie, A.-M. and Graham, W., 2002. The importance of conducting and reporting pilot studies: the example of the Scottish Births Survey. 26th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Vienna - Book of papers.. International Confederation of Midwives.
  • Hundley, V., Milne, J. and Leighton-Beck, L., 1999. Strategies to raise research awareness - do they work? 25th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Manilla - Book of papers. International Confederation of Midwives.
  • Hundley, V., Milne, J., Glazener, C.M. and Mollison, J., 1996. Is continuity of care important to midwives? 24th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Oslo - Book of papers.. International Confederation of Midwives.
  • Rennie, A.-M., Hundley, V., Gurney, E. and Graham, W., 1996. Women’s priorities for care before and after delivery. 24th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives, Oslo - Book of papers.. International Confederation of Midwives.

Conferences

  • Board, M. and Hundley, V., 2018. Starting at the beginning – developing clinical academic. In: NETNEP 2018 5-9 May 2018 Banff Canada.
  • Collins, B., Hall, J., Ireland, J. and Hundley, V., 2017. Experiences of disabled women during pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting services: implications for occupational therapy. 8.
  • Symon, A., Hundley, V., van Teijlingen, E. et al., 2017. Midwifery-led antenatal care models: Mapping a systematic review to an evidence-based quality framework to identify key components & characteristics of care. In: 31st ICM Congress Midwives making a difference in the world, 18-22 June 2017 Toronto, Canada.
  • van Teijlingen, E., Simkhada, P., Regmi, P., Kurmi, O. and Hundley, V., 2017. How to apply for a PhD in the UK. In: BNAC 15th Nepal Study Days 12 April 2017 EBC< Bournemouth. London: BNAC, 1-16.
  • Hundley, V., Sheppard, Z., Stride, S. and Way, S., 2017. UUPP Study: Updating the understanding of perineal practice at the time of birth across the United Kingdom. In: 5th European Midwives Association education conference 2-3 December 2016 The Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.
  • Luce, A., van Teijlingen, E. and Hundley, V., 2016. Fear in Childbirth: Is the media responsible? In: Interdisciplinary Research Week 23 March 2015 Bournemouth University.
  • Alderdice, F., Hundley, V. et al., 2016. Do Cochrane summaries help student midwives understand the findings of Cochrane systematic reviews: The BRIEF randomised trial.
  • Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Bevan, A. and Hundley, V., 2015. Global Scholarship: the challenges for nursing and the value of STTI. In: Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International 7-11 November 2015 Las Vagas.
  • Hundley, V., Avan, B., Ahmed, H., Graham, W. and Birth Kit Working Group, 2014. Clean Birth Kits to promote safe childbirth: the views and perceptions of policy makers and district health officers in Pakistan. In: International Confederation of Midwives 30th Triennial Congress 1-5 June 2014 Prague.
  • Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Bevan, A. and Hundley, V., 2014. Global Scholarship: the challenges for nursing. In: Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society 2nd European Regional Conference 15-18 June 2014 Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Luce, A., Cash, M., Hundley, V., Cheyne, H., van Teijlingen, E. and Angell, C., 2014. Representations of Childbirth in the Media: Does it matter how childbirth is portrayed? In: MeCCSA conference 8-10 January 2014 Bournemouth University.
  • Hundley, V., Luce, A., Cash, M., Van Teijlingen, E., Angell, C. and Cheyne, H., 2013. Does it matter how childbirth is portrayed in the media? In: Gold Perinatal Care Online Conference 26 November 2013-17 January 2014 Online.
  • Hundley, V., Van Teijlingen, E., Angell, C., Taylor, A. and Ryan, K., 2013. Evaluation of the breastfeeding web pages at Healthtalkonline. In: RCM Annual Conference 13-14 November 2013 Telford, West Midlands.
  • Hundley, V., Avan, B., Ahmed, H. and Graham, W., 2013. Clean Birth Kits to promote safe childbirth: perspective of policy makers and district health officers in Pakistan. In: Global Women’s (GLOW) Research Conference 1 November 2013 Birmingham.
  • Cash, M., Luce, A., Hundley, V., van Teijlingen, E., Angell, C. and Cheyne, H., 2013. The Portrayal of Childbirth in the Mass Media. In: Reimagining Birth International Symposium 2-3 July 2013 University College Dublin.
  • Hundley, V., 2013. Early labour - should we be telling women to stay at home? In: Skrb Za Dravje Žensk In Otrok: Conference proceedings Biannual Conference of the Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia. 19 April 2013 Čateẑ, Slovenia.. Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia: Conference proceedings.
  • Hundley, V., Avan, B., Sullivan, C. and Graham, W., 2012. Should oral misoprostol be used to prevent postpartum haemorrhage in home birth settings in low resource countries? A systematic review of the evidence. In: Global Women's (GLOW) Research Conference 1 November 2012 Liverpool.
  • Hundley, V., Avan, B.I., Braunholtz, D. and Graham, W., 2011. Birth Kits: Do they Improve Outcomes for Mothers and Babies in Less Developed Countries? In: International Confederation of Midwives 29th Triennial Congress 19-23 June 2011 Durban, South Africa.
  • Hundley, V., Graham, W., Avan, B.I. and Group, B.K.W., 2010. Clean birth kits: do we need them? In: Global Maternal Health Conference 30 August 2010 Delhi, India. Maternal Health Taskforce.
  • Cheyne, H., Hundley, V., Dowding, D., Styles, M., Barnett, C. and McNamee, P., 2009. The early labour study in Scotland. In: Normal Birth Conference, England 1 June 2009 Grange- Over-Sand, England.
  • Helmreich, R. and Hundley, V., 2008. Obtaining truly informed consent. In: MD Anderson conference on teaching and learning, Houston, Texas 1 August 2008 Houston, Texas.
  • Helmreich, R., Hundley, V., Norman, A., Ighedosa, J. and Chow, E., 2008. Validation of Consent Forms: Engaging Nursing Students in a Research Project. In: Southern Nursing Research Society 1 July 2008 Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Hundley, V., Cheyne, H., Dowding, D., Styles, M., Barnett, C. and McNamee, P., 2008. The early labour study in Scotland. Symposium. In: International Confederation of Midwives 28th Triennial Congress 1-5 June 2008 Glasgow Scotland.
  • Ireland, J., Bryers, H., Hundley, V. and Rural Maternity Care Group, 2008. Competencies and skills for remote & rural maternity care: a review of the literature. In: International Confederation of Midwives 28th Triennial 1-5 June 2008 Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Kiger, A., Hundley, V. and Rural Maternity Care Research Group, 2008. The challenges of providing maternity care in remote and rural areas of Scotland", with the subtitle "The scoping of core multidisciplinary skills and the exploration of best practice in the development and maintenance of skills. In: Energising Modern Midwifery, 4th annual RGU Midwifery Conference 2008 Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Hundley, V., 2006. Spirituality and Health. In: Spirituality and Health, an international conference 12 October 2006 Houston Baptist University, Houston Texas.
  • Moffat, M., Hundley, V., Bell, J., Lawton, S., Daneilian, P. and Bhattacharya, S., 2006. Decision making about mode of delivery in pregnant women who have previously had a caesarean section: a qualitative study. In: 50th Annual Scientific Meeting, Society for Social Medicine 3-5 September 2006 Leeds, UK.
  • Cheyne, H., Hundley, V., Dowding, D., Aucott, L., McNamee, P., Styles, M., Niven, C., Bland, M. and Greer, I., 2006. The Early Labour Study in Scotland – TELSiS. In: The 3rd Normal Birth Conference 2006 Grange Over Sands.
  • van Teijlingen, E., Caldow, J.L., Tucker, J.S., Farmer, J., Harris, F., Bryers, H., Hundley, V. and Ireland, J., 2005. Maintaining health care skills in remote and rural settings: Maternity care as a case in point. In: International Rural Network conference: The power of place: rural communities, global reach 19-24 June 2005 Abingdon, VA, USA.
  • Hundley, V., 2005. Who and how is the “burden” defined? In: A Symposium on Women’s Health: Measurement Matters. 2005 Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Hundley, V., Cheyne, H. and Symon, V., 2004. Policy Practice and Research: does it make a difference. In: NES Conference on Education Research and Development 2004 Clydebank, Scotland.
  • Hundley, V., 2004. Evidence Based Practice: Raising Research Awareness. In: Sigma Theta Tau Conference 2004 Houston, Texas.
  • van Teijlingen, E., Kiger, A., Tucker, J.S., Bryers, H., Farmer, J., Caldow, R.W.G., Hundley, V., Harris, F. and Ireland, J., 2004. Skills for sustainable maternity care in remote and rural Scotland. In: Education Research & Development Conference 2004.
  • van Teijlingen, E., Harris, F., Kiger, A., Tucker, C., Caldow, J.L., Hundley, V., Farmer, J., Bryers, H. and Ireland, J., 2003. The buck stops here: maintaining midwifery skills in remote and rural areas of Scotland. In: Research in Midwifery & Perinatal Health Conference 11 June 2003 University of Aston, Birmingham.
  • van Teijlingen, E., Tucker, J.S., Kiger, A., Harris, F., Hundley, V., Bryers, H., Caldow, J.L., Farmer, J. and Ireland, J., 2003. Skills and Competencies for Sustainable Maternity Services in Remote and Rural Scotland. In: Society for Academic Primary Care Annual Scientific Meeting, 2003 Manchester.
  • van Teijlingen, E., Hundley, V., Rennie, A.-M., Graham, W. and Fitzmaurice, A., 2003. Maternity satisfaction studies and their limitations: What is, must still be best. In: British Sociological Association’s Medical Sociology Group 35th Annual Conference 26-28 September 2003 University of York.
  • van Teijlingen, E., Kiger, A., Harris, F., Farmer, J., Bryers, H., Caldow, J.L., Hundley, V., Tucker, J.S. and Ireland, J., 2003. A sustainable maternity care workforce for rural Scotland? In: 6th WONCA World Rural Health Conference 24-27 September 2003 Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • van Teijlingen, E., Harris, F., Bryers, H., Caldow, J.L., Farmer, J., Hundley, V., Ireland, J., Kiger, A. and Tucker, J.S., 2003. Deliver us from 'rurality': maternity care provision in 'rural' Scotland. In: British Sociological Association’s Medical Sociology Group 35th Annual Conference 26-28 September 2003 University of York.
  • van Teijlingen, E., Hundley, V., Bryers, H., Farmer, J., Kiger, A., Caldow, J.L., Harris, F., Ireland, J. and Tucker, J.S., 2003. The challenges of providing maternity care in remote and rural areas of Scotland. In: SPCERH 6th Reproductive Health Forum, (Scottish Programme for Clinical Effectiveness in Reproductive Health) 2003 Scotland.
  • Hundley, V., Bryers, H., Farmer, J., van Teijlingen, E., Kiger, A. and Tucker, J., 2003. The challenges of providing maternity care in remote and rural areas of Scotland. In: Scottish Programme for Clinical Effectiveness in Reproductive Health, 6th Reproductive Health Forum 2003 Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Tucker, J., Kiger, A., Hundley, V. and Harris, F., 2003. Skills and Competencies for Sustainable Maternity Services in Remote and Rural Scotland. In: International Conference on Recruitment and Retention in Remote Areas, presented by RARARI and Helse Nord. 2003 Norway.
  • Hundley, V., Penney, G. and Fitzmaurice, A., 2003. A comparison of the perceptions of service providers and women. In: Research in Midwifery and Perinatal Health Conference 2003 Manchester.
  • Hundley, V., Ryan, M. and Graham, W., 2002. Consumer expectations and preferences – a source of inequalities in care? In: 26th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives 2002 Vienna Austria.
  • Hundley, V., Ryan, M. and Graham, W., 2000. Women’s preferences for care during labour and childbirth. In: 8th International Conference for Maternity Care Researchers 2000 Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Hundley, V. and Scottish Births Survey Team, 2000. The Scottish Births Survey. In: 8th International Conference for Maternity Care Researchers 2000 Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Hundley, V. and Scottish BIrths Survey Team, 2000. The Scottish Births Survey. In: Research in Midwifery Conference 2000 Manchester.
  • Hundley, V., 1999. Strategies to raise research awareness - do they work? In: 25th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives 22-27 May 1999 Phillipines. Medcom International, 1999.
  • Hundley, V., 1999. Strategies to raise research awareness - do they work? In: Research in Midwifery Conference 1999 Manchester.
  • Hundley, V., Graham, W. and Scottish Births Survey Team, 1999. Maternity Care Matters. An Audit of Maternity Services in Scotland. In: Royal College of Physicians, 2nd Reproductive Health Forum 1999 Edinburgh.
  • van Teijlingen, E., Payne, G., Hundley, V., Milne, J., Graham, W., Conn, K. and Fitzmaurice, A., 1998. Survey of women’s experience of maternity services. In: Aberdeen Royal Hospitals NHS Trust: Research Symposium 1998.
  • Hundley, V., 1996. Is continuity of care important to midwives? In: 24th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives 1996 Oslo, Norway.
  • Hundley, V., 1996. Women’s priorities for care before and after delivery. In: 24th Triennial Congress of the International Confederation of Midwives 1996 Oslo, Norway.
  • Hundley, V., 1996. Is continuity of care important to midwives? In: 1st Biennial International Nursing & Midwifery Conference 1996 London.
  • Hundley, V. and Donaldson, C., 1996. Costs of care in a midwife-managed delivery unit. In: Evaluating Changing Childbirth 1996 London.
  • Hundley, V. and Lang, G., 1995. RCT of midwife intrapartum care. In: Chief Scientist Office, Devolving maternity services - examining the evidence. 1995 Edinburgh.
  • Hundley, V., 1995. Sense and Sensibility in Midwifery Clinical Audit. In: Royal College of Midwives, Clinical Audit and Midwifery Research. 1995 Edinburgh.
  • Hundley, V., 1994. Using Economics to Examine Location for Delivery. In: HERU Policy Conference - Women, Health and Economics 1994 Aberdeen.
  • Hundley, V., Lang, G. and EMU Team, 1994. Midwife Managed Delivery Unit: A Clinical, Social and Economic Evaluation. In: 13th Annual Nursing and Research Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. 1994 Dublin.
  • Hundley, V., 1994. Evaluation of a Midwife Managed Delivery Unit. In: Issues in Women's Health 1994 London.
  • Hundley, V., 1994. Midwife Managed Delivery Unit: A Clinical, Social and Economic Evaluation. In: Research and the Midwife Conference 1994 Manchester.
  • Hundley, V., Avan, B., Braunholtz, D. and Graham, W.. Birth Kits: Do they Improve Outcomes for Mothers and Babies in Less Developed Countries? In: Normal Labour and Birth: 5th International Research Conference 2010 Vancouver, Canada.
  • Hundley, V., Avan, B., Braunholtz, D. and Graham, W.. Experience and effectiveness of birth kits: findings from a systematic review. In: Assessing and Advancing the Evidence-base for Birth Kits 2010 Royal Overseas League,London.
  • Hundley, V., Cheyne, H. and Dowding, D.. Has Labour Started? In: a symposium on The Early Labour Study in Scotland. In: International Confederation of Midwives 28th Triennial Congress 2008 Glasgow, Scotland. International Confederation of Midwives.
  • Hundley, V., Cheyne, H. and Dowding, D.. Developing and testing the algorithm. In: TELSiS Collaborators’ Conference 2007 Stirling, Scotland.
  • Hundley, V., Graham, W. and Avan, B.. Clean birth kits: the potential to deliver. In: Women Deliver 2010 Washington DC.

Reports

Internet Publications

Posters

PhD Students

  • Daisy Wiggins. My Birthplace: a computerised decision making tool to support women, their partners and midwives to make a decision about place of birth
  • Carol Ann Richardson. The 'weighty' problem of obese pregnant women with complex social, medical, obstetric & social needs
  • Sheetal Sharma, 2017. Mixed–methods evaluation of maternity care intervention in rural Nepal
  • Hannah Haydock. Stable isotopes as an indication of weaning age in post-medieval to modern populations
  • Debbee Houghton. Using midwives perspectives to unravel medicine management in contemporary practice
  • Dominique Mylod. Can pelvic positioning help women cope with pain in early labour?
  • Rebecca Cousins. Can a combined telephone triage system with a home assessment reduce the number of women admitted to hospital who are not in established labour?
  • Malika Felton. Acute and chronic effects of slow, paced breathing upon women who have pregnancy-induced hypertension
  • Alice Ladur. Male involvement in facilitating uptake of skilled birth attendants by women in low resource countries
  • Karim Khaled. Innovative dietary intervention to promote healthy eating towards a Mediterranean style diet in obese women of childbearing age-a feasibility study
  • Terri Coates. The Representation of Childbirth & Early Labour: A Multi-Modal Analysis of Media Discourses

Profile of Teaching PG

  • MSc Public Health Dissertation Projects
  • Systematic Review to Inform Clinical Practice - Unit Lead

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Integrating Knowledge, Research and Practice
  • Exploring evidence to guide practice

Invited Lectures

  • April 2013 - Skrb Za Dravje Žensk In Otrok: Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia (Čateẑ, Slovenia)
  • Feb 2014 Identifying the beginning of labour, World Health Organization
  • June 2014 - Role of media and women’s behaviour in early labour at the Annual Meeting of the International Early Labour Research Group (2014)

Grants

  • The Phoenix Project: is it possible to influence choice regarding place of birth? (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, 19 Sep 2016). In Progress
  • Updating the Understanding of Perineal (UP) practice at the time of birth across the United Kingdom (Wellbeing of Women, 03 Apr 2016). Completed
  • Can a combined telephone triage system with a home assessment reduce the number of women admitted to hospital who are not in established labour? (University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, 21 Sep 2015). Awarded
  • Can a combined telephone triage system with a home assessment reduce the number of women admitted to hospital who are not in established labour? (BU PhD match funded studentship / University of Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, 01 Sep 2015). In Progress
  • Can pelvic positioning help women cope with pain in early labour? (Isle of Wight NHS Trust, 22 Sep 2014). Awarded
  • Every reason to SMiLE: Student Midwives integrated Learning Environment (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, 16 Sep 2013). In Progress
  • The 'weighty' problem of obese pregnant women with complex social, medical, obstetric & social needs (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, 16 Sep 2013). In Progress
  • My Birthplace: a computerised decision making tool to support women, their partners and midwives to make a decision about place of birth (Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, 16 Sep 2013). In Progress
  • Barriers within hospital (either real or perceived) to women seeking facility based birth in Nepal (Wellbeing of Women/RCM (Royal College of Midwives) International Fellowship Award, 01 Apr 2013). In Progress
  • Designing a Trial of Early Labour Management to Promote Vaginal Birth (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 03 Oct 2011). Completed
  • Birth Kit Working Group (Maternal Health Task Force / Engender Health, 01 Jan 2010). Completed
  • A cluster randomised trial to investigate the use of a decision aid for the diagnosis of active labour in term pregnancy. The Early Labour Study in Scotland (Scottish Executive Health Department, 03 Jan 2005). Completed
  • Mode of delivery after primary caesarean section (Chief Scientist Office, Scottish Executive Health Department, 01 Jan 2003). Completed

External Responsibilities

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Prof. Vanora Hundley, Dr. Ann Luce and Prof. Edwin van Teijlingen ran a debate for Cafe Scientifique, Bournemouth
  • BU Festival of Learning 2014 - Debate: Fear in childbirth: Is the media responsible?
  • BU Festival of Learning 2013 - Debate: Intervention in childbirth: What’s wrong with letting women choose?

Conference Presentations

  • iHV Conference: Collaborations for Great Beginnings: Developing Early Years Research, Clinical Academic Doctorates: the Wessex Experience, 19 Jan 2018, London
  • 12th International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, ‘How can we improve the ‘normal’ childbirth experience of disabled women?’, 02 Oct 2017, grange-0ver-sands, Lancs
  • 12th International Normal Labour and Birth Research Conference, A qualitative study to explore UK midwives’ individual practice, beliefs and attitudes regarding perineal care at the time of birth, 02 Oct 2017, Grange over Sands, Cumbria
  • Human rights in maternity care, The maternity experiences of women with disabilities - are human rights and dignity upheld?, 26 Sep 2017, Totton cricket clnub, Southampto
  • International Confederation of Midwives 31st Triennial Congress, UUPP Study: Updating the Understanding of Perineal Practice at the time of birth across the United Kingdom, 18 Jun 2017, Toronto Canada
  • International Confederation of Midwives 31st Triennial Congress, Changing the narrative around birth: midwives’ views of working with the media, 18 Jun 2017, Toronto, Canada
  • 5th European Midwives Association Education Conference, UUPP Study: Updating the understanding of perineal practice at the time of birth across the United Kingdom, 02 Dec 2016, The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
  • 5th European Midwives Association Education Conference, The BRIEF randomised trial: do Cochrane summaries help midwifery students understand the findings of Cochrane systematic reviews?, 02 Dec 2016, The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
  • GOLD Perinatal Conference, Early Labour: Should we be telling women to stay at home?, 25 Oct 2015, online conference - https://www.goldperinatal.com/about-us/past-conferences/2014-speakers
  • Innovation in Midwifery Education: What works?, Debate: Self-managed online learning is a means of improving student satisfaction, 03 Jul 2015, Bournemouth University
  • Normal Labour and Birth Conference, Do midwives need to get more media savvy?, 14 Jun 2015, Grange over Sands, UK
  • 13th National Conference on Current Issues in Midwifery, The latent phase of labour, 23 Mar 2015, Cavendish Conference Centre, London
  • International Confederation of Midwives 30th Triennial Congress, Clean Birth Kits to promote safe childbirth: perspective of policy makers and district health officers in Pakistan., 01 Jun 2014, Prague
  • Midwifery and the post-MDG agenda, Debate: SBA was an unhelpful indicator for maternal and newborn health, 05 Feb 2014, Bournemouth University
  • GOLD Perinatal Conference, Does it matter how childbirth is portrayed in the media?, 24 Nov 2013, Online: https://www.goldperinatal.com/about-us/past-conferences/2013-speakers
  • 2nd Global Women’s (GLOW) Research Conference, Clean Birth Kits to promote safe childbirth: perspective of policy makers and district health officers in Pakistan., 01 Nov 2013, Birmingham, UK
  • Skrb Za Dravje Žensk In Otrok, Early labour - should we be telling women to stay at home?, 19 Apr 2013, Čateẑ, Slovenia

Qualifications

  • BN in Nursing (University of Glasgow, 1986)
  • MSc in MSc by Research (University of Aberdeen, 1994)
  • PhD in Public Health (University of Aberdeen, 2001)
  • RM in Midwifery (Glasgow South West College, 1988)

Memberships

Networks

  • International Early Labour Research Group
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