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Maternal, Child and Family Health and Wellbeing

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Experiences of pregnancy, birth and childhood are known to be highly significant for the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and wider society. The way that care is delivered by health care professionals is critical to these experiences.

Led by RCM Professor of Midwifery Professor Billie Hunter, this research theme seeks to build a robust evidence base relating to the health and wellbeing of parents and their families. It contains a range of national and international studies within this broad area, whose findings will be of benefit to health care users, practitioners and policy makers. Particular strengths are in: enhancing practitioner communication and emotional support in maternity and child health care; service user experiences; family experiences of living with risk and chronic conditions; history of 20th century maternity care.

Theme Leader: 

Professor Billie Hunter