Nicola Savory

Nicola Savory

Research student

I am an experienced midwife working at the University Hospital of Wales. Alongside my clinical duties, I have for the past few years worked as a research midwife with researchers in the School of Biosciences on 'Grown in Wales' a study exploring gene expression in placental tissue and its relation to maternal mood. My PhD proposal is to further develop the area of work relating to perinatal mental health though a study exploring the incidence of perinatal mental disorders in Wales, women's experiences of  access to care and midwives training needs.

I have been awarded RCBC Fellowship to undertake this research and I am pleased to be able to continue working with the Schools in the College of Biomendical & Life Sciences with combined expertise in genetics, mental health, midwifery and service delivery.

Research interests

My research interests include antenatal care of pregnant women, their experiences and relationships with midwives.


Identifying Barriers to the Provision of Perinatal Metal Health Services