Maternal, child and family health and wellbeing

Working closely with our clinical colleagues, our research has a particular focus on the experiences of service users (parents and their children) and health care providers.

Family group

Experiences of pregnancy, birth and childhood are critical for the future health and wellbeing of individuals, families and wider society. The way that care is delivered by health care professionals is central to these experiences. We therefore have the common aim of improving communication, support and quality of care for both service users and healthcare providers.

Current projects are intended to build a robust evidence base relating to the health and wellbeing of parents and their children, with findings that will impact on practice, policy and ultimately on the quality of care experiences.

Research Theme Lead

Hunter, Billie

Professor Billie Hunter

RCM Professor of Midwifery and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Midwifery Development

+44 (0)29 206 88564

Co-Deputy Theme Leads

Saunders, Julia

Professor Julia Sanders

Professor of Clinical Nursing & Midwifery

+44 (0)29 206 87623