Maternal and Child Health research cluster
Our research vision is to develop as an expert group that fosters the integration of research and practice to support the delivery of high-quality and innovative maternal, child and family health and care.
The majority of child health mortality and morbidity can be prevented with effective interventions – however, a variety of factors can impact on child health and survival.
Understanding maternal and child health issues across the continuum of care through the reproductive years, pre-conception, pregnancy, birth, the new-born period, infancy and childhood is a focus of this cluster.
- Maternal, child and family health
- Preventing accidents in the under-fives
- Mental health care
Recent studies include:
- PARTNER Study: PARents Together in Nutrition Exercise inteRconception Study
- Evaluation of joint working and the impact on practice of health visitors and sports personal trainers
- Improving the acceptability and uptake of LARC to young women
- Efficacy of a nutrition and lifestyle digital intervention in women planning a pregnancy: a pilot randomised controlled trial in Primary Care
- The development of an e-supportive care system to support children and young people with complex health care needs and their families to stay at home, funded by WellChild
|Angela McCormack||Postgraduate Researcher|
|Fiona McGregor||Postgraduate Researcher|
|Chidiebere Nwolise||Postgraduate Researcher|
- McCann, L, Kearney, N & Wengström, Y. '"It's just going to a new hospital…that's it". Or is it? An Experiential perspective on moving from paediatric to adult cancer services.' Cancer Nursing, Oct 18. [Epub ahead of print]
- Barrett G, Shawe J, Howden B, Patel D, Ojukwu O, Pandya P, Stephenson J (2015) 'Why do women invest in pre-pregnancy health and care? A qualitative investigation with women attending maternity services.' BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 15:236 doi:10.1186/s12884-015-0672-3
- Marsh W, Robinson A, Shawe J. (2015) Marsh, W., Robinson, A., Shawe, J (2015) 'Mothers’ experiences of compulsory removal of babies at birth: a review of the evidence. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, Vol 25' (3) pp341-346
- Allan, Helen T. and Odelius, A. C. and Hunter, B. J. and Bryan, K. B. and Knibb, W. and Shawe, J. (2015) 'Gatekeeping access to the midwifery unit: managing complaints by bending the rules.' Health. pp. 1-18. ISSN 1461-7196