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Prof Billie Hunter  -  PhD(University of Wales Swansea), PG Diploma in Midwifery, BNurs, RM, RN, HV, PGCE


In press: Hunter B, Warren L. Midwives’ experiences of workplace resilience. Midwifery
Hunter B, Segrott J  (2014) Renegotiating interprofessional boundaries in maternity care: implementing a clinical pathway for normal labour. Sociology of Health and Illness Article first published online: 19 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-9566.12096


Leap N, Hunter B (2013) ‘The Midwife’s Tale: an oral history from handywoman to professional midwife’. Second Edition. Barnsley: Pen and Sword Social History
Hunter B, Warren L (2013) Investigating Resilience in Midwifery: Final report. Cardiff University: Cardiff.
Hunter B (2013) Implementing Research Evidence into Practice: Some Reflections on the Challenges Evidence Based Midwifery 11(3), 76-80
Hunter B (2013) Comment: Midwives living in a time of paradoxes.  The Practising Midwife 16 (11) December 2013, p.5
Hunter, B. (2013). Lindsay Reid, 'Midwifery in Scotland: A History' [Book Review]. Social History of Medicine 26(1), pp. 158-159.


Borsay A, Hunter B (Eds) (2012) Nursing and Midwifery in Britain since 1700. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
Hunter B (2012) Midwifery, 1920-2000: The Reshaping of a Profession in Borsay and Hunter, Nursing and Midwifery in Britain since 1700 pp 151-176
Hunter B, Borsay A. (2012) Nursing and Midwifery: An uneasy alliance or natural bedfellows? in Borsay and Hunter, Nursing and Midwifery in Britain since 1700 pp 205-223
Borsay A, Hunter B. (2012) Nursing and Midwifery: Historical approaches,  in Borsay and Hunter, Nursing and Midwifery in Britain since 1700 pp 1-20
Odelius A., Allan H., Hunter B., Bryan K., Gallagher A., Knibb W. (2012) Reflecting on action research exploring informal complaints management by nurses and midwives in an NHS Trust: Transforming or maintaining the status quo? International Practice Development Journal 2(2) [8] pp 1-7
Warren L., Rance J., Hunter B. (2012) Feasibility and acceptability of a midwife-led intervention programme called ‘Eat Well Keep Active’ to encourage a healthy lifestyle in pregnancy. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12: 27 doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-12-27


Cheyne H, Bick D., McNeill J, Hunter B. (2011) United but divided? The need to consider the potential consequences of devolved UK government on midwifery education and practice. Midwifery 27 (6), 770-774
Hunter B (2011) Book Review: Childbirth, midwifery and concepts of time. McCourt C. New York: Berghahn Books, 2009. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest 21:2 June 2011, p263
Hunter B (2011) The heart of the job: emotion work in midwifery. Essentially MIDIRS. Feb 2011 vol 2(2), 17-21
Hunter B (2011) A day in the life of a midwifery professor. RCM Midwives, December 2010, p50
Hunter B (2011) Exploring emotion in midwifery work: a first person account. In Bryar R., Sinclair M. (Eds) Theory for Midwifery Practice 2nd edition, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan


Deery R, Hunter B (2010) Emotion work and relationships in midwifery: enhancing or challenging? in Kirkham M (Ed) The Midwife-Woman Relationship 2nd edition Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Hunter B, Segrott J (2010) Using a clinical pathway to support normal birth: impact on practitioner roles and working practices. Birth 37 (3), 227-236
Hunter B (2010) Implementing a national policy initiative to support normal birth: Lessons from the All Wales Clinical Pathway for Normal Labour. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health. Vol 5 (3), 226-233  
Hunter B (2010) Mapping the emotional terrain of midwifery: what can we see and what lies ahead?  Int. J. Work Organisation and Emotion, Vol. 3, No. 3, 253-269


Hunter B, Deery R (Eds) (2009) ‘Emotions in Midwifery and Reproduction’ Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Hunter B Deery R (2009) Introduction in ‘Emotions in Midwifery and Reproduction’, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Hunter B (2009) Mixed messages: Midwives’ experiences of managing emotion in Hunter B Deery R (Eds) ‘Emotions in Midwifery and Reproduction’, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Hunter B (2009) The Emotional Context of Midwifery in Fraser DM, Cooper M (eds) Myles Textbook for Midwives 15th edition Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier
Hunter B, Segrott J (2009) Are clinical pathways ‘a good thing’? Reviewing the evidence MIDIRS Midwifery Digest (professional journal), vol 19, no 4, December 2009, pp 515-517


Hunter, B; Berg, M; Lundgren, I; Olafsdottir, O A and Kirkham, M (2008)
La relazioni: I fili nascosti nell'arazzo D&D, donna e donna, il giornale delle ostetriche 62, 19-24
Hunter B, Berg M, Lundgren I, Olafsdottir O, Kirkham M (2008) Relationships: the hidden threads in the tapestry of maternity care. Guest Commentary, Midwifery 24, 132-137.
Hunter B, Segrott J (2008) Re-mapping client journeys and professional identities: A review of the literature on clinical pathways. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 45, 608-625
Hunter B (2008) Clinical Pathways in maternity care: lessons from the Welsh experience New Digest (National Childbirth Trust journal) 43, July 2008: 28-9


Hunter B (2007) The All Wales Clinical Pathway for Normal Labour: what are the experiences of midwives, doctors, managers and mothers? Final Project Report: Institute of Health Research, Swansea University, September 2007
Hunter B (2007) The art of teacup balancing: reflections on conducting qualitative research. Evidence Based Midwifery 5(3) 76-9
Hunter B, Smith P (2007) Emotional labour: Just another buzz word? Guest Editorial, International Journal of Nursing Studies. 44 (2007), 859-861


Hunter B (2006) The importance of reciprocity in relationships between community-based midwives and mothers. Midwifery, 22, 308-322
Hunter B (2005) The need for change - the midwife’s perspective. MIDIRS 15 (4) S12-16
Hunter B (2005) Exploring the implementation of the All Wales Clinical Pathway for Normal Labour: what are the experiences of midwives, mothers and doctors? Midwifery Matters (professional journal), Issue 106, 4. Autumn 2005
Hunter B (2005) Emotion work and boundary maintenance in hospital-based midwifery. Midwifery 21, 253-266
Hunter B, Deery R (2005) Building our knowledge about emotion work in midwifery: combining and comparing findings from two different research studies Evidence Based Midwifery 3 (1) 10-15


Hunter B (2004) The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Midwifery. Editorial, British Journal of Midwifery, October 2004 12 (10): 1-2
Hunter B (2004) Conflicting ideologies as a source of emotion work in midwifery. Midwifery 20, 261-272
Hunter B, McAteer V, Paden L, Thomas N, Williams G (2004) Midwifery Education in Wales. British Journal of Midwifery 12 (5) 264-171

Prior to 2004

Darra S, Hunter B, McIvor M, Webber F, Morse N (2003) Developing a midwifery skills framework. British Journal of Midwifery. 11 (1): 43-7171
Hunter B (2001) ‘Emotion work in midwifery: a review of current knowledge. Journal of Advanced Nursing 34 (4) 436-444.
Hunter B (2000) The emotional work of being a midwife. The Practising Midwife ( professional journal), 3 (2) 34-36
Hunter B (1999) “Investigating emotion in midwifery practice” WNB Occasional Paper Issue No 3 April 1999
Hunter B (1999) ‘Oral history and research. Part 2: current practice’. British Journal of Midwifery 7:8 481-484
Hunter B (1999) “Oral history and research. Part 1- uses and implications” British Journal of Midwifery 7:7 426-429
Hunter B (1999) “Investigating emotion in midwifery practice” WNB Occasional Paper Issue No 3 April 1999
Hunter B (1998) ‘Independent Midwifery - Future Inspiration or Relic of the Past?’  British Journal of Midwifery 6:2, 85 - 87
Hunter B (1997) ‘Conference Report - History from Down Below: Women, Midwives and Medicine’ Assignment 3:3 pp 35 - 36