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

£5000, Wellcome Trust, Witness seminar on Changing Childbirth twenty years on: genesis, implementation and legacy.’ October 17th 2013, RCOG London (Co-applicant with Dr Tania Macintosh University of Nottingham (PI) and Prof Mavis Kirkham University of West of Scotland)

£120,000, NLIAH, 'Contributing to an evidence base in workforce research. (PI. Prof D Kelly), Prof B Hunter, Prof P. Donnelly, Prof Z Radnor, Dr A Jones, Dr A McDermott, C O'Brien, Dr S Pratt and Dr D Watkins.

 £7558, 2012 Royal College of Midwives. Investigating Resilience in Midwifery. Funding to support a preliminary qualitative investigation ( online focus groups and Delphi Group), as a precursor to developing an intervention to enhance resilience in midwifery. ( Lead Applicant: Billie Hunter)

 £184,717, March 31 st 2011 – March 30 th 2014 University of Surrey. RESPONSE: A collaborative research project to understand how (poor) communication by nurses and midwives contributes to complaints and to explore the role of clinical leadership in promoting effective communication for nurses and midwives in responding to informal complaints. Co-investigator. PI Dr Helen Allan, Centre for Research in Nursing & Midwifery Education, Division of Health & Social Care, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey. ( £7,231 to Swansea University)

 $5193 (AUS $) 7-20 th Feb 2011 University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Distinguished Visiting Scholar ( Applicants: Professor Caroline Homer, Dr Jenny Fenwick, Professor Billie Hunter)

 £2,283 1 st December 2010 – 30 th November 2011. National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) Children and Young People's Research Network. Seedcorn funding for new Research Development Group "Enhancing support for parents with babies in neonatal intensive care”. (Lead Applicant: Billie Hunter, with co-applicants from Swansea University, Cardiff University, University of Central Lancashire, and clinicians from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board )

 2100 June 2010 EPSRC Bridging the Gaps Funding. ‘A Life in Error’. Distinguished Lecture and Masterclass by Professor James Reason, Emeritus Professor, Manchester University (Lead Applicant: Billie Hunter, Co-applicant Prof Harold Thimbleby, Professor of Computer Science, Swansea University )

 £51,558 April 1st 2009 – March 31 st 2012 Research Capacity Building Collaboration Wales for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals (rcbcwales) PhD Fellowship. Managing weight gain in pregnancy: women’s experience and clinical practice   Student: Lucie Warren; Co-applicants: Prof Billie Hunter, Dr Jaynie Rance

 £6025. 1 Jan 2009 - 31 Dec 2009 Royal College of Midwives Welsh Board. Mapping Maternity Care and Outcomes in Wales Study. (Co-applicant with All Wales Midwifery and Reproductive Health Research Forum)

 £4072. 1 st June 2008 - 30 th November 2009. Swansea NHS Trust R&D Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Section – Decision Making in Subsequent Pregnancies in a Maternity Unit with High Intervention Rates. ( PI : Sarah Fox, co-applicants Prof Billie Hunter, Dr Myriam Bonduelle)

 £146,576. October 2004 - October 2006 The Health Foundation: Leading Practice Through Research Award A Policy Ethnography of the All Wales Clinical Pathway for Normal Labour. Principal Investigator: Billie Hunter

 £50,000. September 1999 - September 2001 Iolanthe Midwifery Trust Research Fellowship Principal Investigator: Billie Hunter

 £7000. 2003 Health Professions Wales McAteer V Hunter B Sexuality in the student midwife curriculum

 £14,000. 2004-2005 Health Professions Wales Darra S, McIvor M, Hunter B An investigation into the career pathways of three year student midwives in Wales

 £7000. 2005-2006 Health Professions Wales Scouller A Hunter B The role of midwives in supporting women to have a healthy diet in pregnancy .

 £5000. 1997-1998 Welsh National Board/General Nursing Council Research Training Fellowship.