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Karen Jackson

Assistant Professor in Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Karen commenced her professional life as a nurse and then commenced midwifery education and training in 1986. Undertaking the Advanced Diploma in Midwifery, then a BSc (Hons) in Midwifery education, enabled a passion for midwifery to develop further, particularly in relation to promoting normality but also ensuring a positive, enriching and empowering childbirth experience for all women. In 1994, Karen joined the Academic Division of Midwifery with the then Mid Trent College of Nursing and Midwifery, which merged with the University of Nottingham in the following year. She completed an MPhil in 2004 entitled 'Aspects of sexuality and childbirth: Midwives knowledge and attitudes' and is currently a PhD student, undertaking a study on 'Midwives decision making during normal labour and birth'.

Expertise Summary

Karen's expertise is in optimising pregnancy, labour and birth physiology. She also has an interest in normalising or humanising the childbirth experience for women with more complex needs.

Interests also include childbearing women's reproductive and sexual health.

Care of survivors of sexual abuse.

Perineal health care including perineal suturing.

Karen is a contraception and sexual health nurse and led the contraception and sexual health modules in previous years.

Teaching Summary

Maximising pregnancy, labour and birth physiology.

Promoting normality in childbirth.

Humanising and optimising childbirth experience for women with more complex needs.

Complications and emergencies in childbirth.

Contraception and sexual health.

Womens reproductive and sexual health.

Perineal care including perineal suturing.

Care of survivors of sexual abuse.

Research Summary

PhD study on 'Midwives decision makiing during normal labour and birth'.

Recent Publications

  • JACKSON, K and WIGHTMAN, H, eds., 2017. Normalizing challenging or complex childbirth Maidenhead : Open University Press.
  • KAREN JACKSON, 2017. Positive approaches to health for childbearing women. In: KAREN JACKSON and HELEN WIGHTMAN, eds., Normalising challenging or complex childbirth Open University Press.
  • KAREN JACKSON, 2017. The concept of normality in the context of challenging or complex childbirth. In: KAREN JACKSON and HELEN WIGHTMAN, eds., Normalising challenging or complex childbirth. Open University Press.
  • KAREN JACKSON, 2017. When labour stops or slows. In: KAREN JACKSON and HELEN WIGHTMAN, eds., Normalising challenging or complex childbirth.
  • Intake Leader
  • Personal Teacher
  • Link teacher to Labour Suite and Ward B26 QMC Nottingham and City Central Community Team
  • Module convenor for Family planning, contraception and sexual health DM265/365.
  • JACKSON, K and WIGHTMAN, H, eds., 2017. Normalizing challenging or complex childbirth Maidenhead : Open University Press.
  • KAREN JACKSON, 2017. Positive approaches to health for childbearing women. In: KAREN JACKSON and HELEN WIGHTMAN, eds., Normalising challenging or complex childbirth Open University Press.
  • KAREN JACKSON, 2017. The concept of normality in the context of challenging or complex childbirth. In: KAREN JACKSON and HELEN WIGHTMAN, eds., Normalising challenging or complex childbirth. Open University Press.
  • KAREN JACKSON, 2017. When labour stops or slows. In: KAREN JACKSON and HELEN WIGHTMAN, eds., Normalising challenging or complex childbirth.
  • KAREN JACKSON, 2017. Sexuality. In: SUE MCDONALD and JULIA MAGILL CUERDON, eds., Mayes Midwifery 15. Balliere Tindall.
  • KAREN JACKSON, 2015. Decision making theory. Presentation and Poster. In: Normal Birth Conference.
  • KAREN JACKSON, JAYNE MARSHALL and SUSAN BRYDON, 2014. Care during the first stage of labour. In: Myles Textbook for Midwives Chrurchill Livingstone. (In Press.)
  • KAREN JACKSON, 2014. Contraception and Sexual Health in a Global Society. In: Myles Textbook for Midwives (In Press.)
  • MAUREEN RAYNOR, JAYNE MARSHALL and KAREN JACKSON, eds., 2012. Critical illness, complications and emergencies case book Open University Press.
  • KAREN JACKSON, 2011. Philosophy of mixed methods research. In: Normal birth conference. Grange-Over Sands..
  • KAREN JACKSON, 2011. Sexuality. In: Mayes Midwifery 14. Balliere Tindall.
  • KAREN JACKSON, 2008. Closing the theory practice gap. Promoting Normality. Educational forum. In: International Confederation of Midwives conference, Glasgow.
  • JACKSON, K.B, 2007. 'Aspects of sexuality and childbirth, midwives knowledge and attitudes In: Inspiring Researchers Conference QMC. (In Press.)
  • JACKSON,K.B, 2006. Aspects of Sexuality and Childbirth, Midwives Knowledge and Attitudes In: Evidence Based Midwifery Network 3rd Conference. (In Press.)
  • JACKSON,K.B, 2005. Lactational Amenhorrhoea Method as a Contraceptive British Journal of Midwifery. 13(4), 229-232 (In Press.)
  • JACKSON, K., 2003. Midwifery care and the lesbian client British Journal of Midwifery. VOL 11(PART 7), 434-437
  • JACKSON,K.B, 2001. Aspects of Sexuality and Childbirth. In: Research and the Midwife Conference Abstracts.
  • JACKSON,K.B, 2001. Aspects of Sexuality and Childbirth. In: Research and the Midwife Conference. Birmingham
  • JACKSON,K.B, 2000. Women, men, sexuality and breastfeeding British Journal of Midwifery. 8(2), 83-86
  • JACKSON,K.B, 2000. Post Perineal Care and the Effects on Sexuality. British Journal of Midwifery. 8(12), 739-743
  • JACKSON, K. B., 2000. The bottom line: Care of the perineum must be improved British Journal of Midwifery. VOL 8(PART 10), 609-614
  • JACKSON,K.B, 1999. The Role of the Lecturer / Practitioner in Midwifery. British Journal of Midwifery. 7(6), 363-366
  • JACKSON, K.B., 1998. Postnatal Care: Apects of Sexuality. In: Postnatal Care - Contemporary Issues Conference book of Abstracts.
  • JACKSON,K.B, 1997. Men and Midwifery:Paternal Presence at Delivery. British Journal of Midwifery. 5(11), 682-684

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