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The Midwifery and Maternity Services Research Unit

Capacity building

Research scholarship model

The Unit runs an annual scholarship program where a clinical midwife or nurse works with our team 1 day/week for a year. They learn multiple skills, participate in several of the current research projects, and where appropriate are an author on a relevant paper. These scholarships are extremely popular.

Journal clubs – helping clinicians understand the evidence

We also have instigated and continue to facilitate two journal clubs at the Women’s. The original one was for the breastfeeding service. This has been running for many years now and has become embedded in their service. In the last two years we have set up a journal club for the clinical education team, and it is also very popular, with that team now taking the lead on the running of this.  

Strong multidisciplinary approach

We have a strong focus on engaging with a broad range of clinicians in our research, and we have people from many different disciplines as investigators on our research projects. We have an excellent external reputation, and are often invited to collaborate with outside agencies, and conduct multi-site research with many partners.