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The Midwifery and Maternity Services Research Unit

Research Themes - Overview

There three key areas of research focus for our Group
  1. Maternity care provision
    • Models of care (increasing focus on vulnerable women)
    • Clinical interventions
    • Staff satisfaction, engagement and capacity building
  2. Breastfeeding
    • RCTs aimed at increasing breastfeeding
    • Medications and breastfeeding
    • Improving clinical outcomes e.g. mastitis
  3. Perinatal mental health
    • RCTs aimed at preventing perinatal depression and anxiety
    • Audits to inform clinical practice
    • Exploratory work designing interactive interventions

The following studies highlight some of our recent research.