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Maternal, infant and reproductive health

This group is led by Professor Hora Soltani and works with a diverse range of stakeholders to deliver cutting edge applied research. Key collaborators include national and local government, NHS, voluntary sector, industry and academic organisations.

Our research activity addresses contemporary societal and clinical health problems related to mothers, infants and families including work in the fields of midwifery, pregnancy nutrition and healthy weight, physical acitivity, physiology, psychology and health behaviour change, sociology, clinical practice, intervention evaluation, and public health. This group includes projects based within the UK and overseas through which we haveestablished strong links with international partners and organisations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and International Confederation of Midwives (ICM).

The group is active in research across the lifespan from preconception to adult pregnancy health issues. Our expertise lies in different research applications and mixed methods including systematic reviews and evidence synthesis, experimental studies, qualitative inquiry and cost effectiveness evaluations. Working in academic and service evaluation settings we have a track record of delivering high impact translational and applied research findings of value to policy and practice.

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