Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health
We work with a diverse range of stakeholders to deliver cutting edge applied research. Key collaborators include international, national and local government, NHS, voluntary sector, industry and academic organisations.
Our research activities address contemporary societal and clinical health problems related to maternal and infant health, as well as sexual and reproductive health including projects in the fields of midwifery, nutrition, physiology, psychology and health behaviour change, sociological practice, intervention evaluation, reproductive health inequalities and public health. We work closely with the clinical partners in the neighbouring Trusts and beyond to support the development and delivery of high quality health services.
We have established strong links through projects with international partners and organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). This includes projects based within the UK and overseas including Indonesia, Pakistan and Iran. The group is active in research across the lifespan from preconception to adult or adolescent 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 translational and applied research findings of value to policy and practice value to policy and practice.
- Jan Smith (Overweight in Pregnancy)
- Katie Marvin-Doyle (CLAHRC and White Rose Network, Teenage Pregnancy and Nutrition using Born in Bradford data)
- Karen Baker (Huddersfield student, Third Stage of Labour Management
- Michaela Senek (Promoting Physical Activity for Obese Pregnant Women Using Social Media)