Rights Lab Professor of Midwifery
Professor Helen Spiby works as part of the Rights Lab's Health and Communities Programme on research about modern slavery and maternity care. She is a Professor in the School of Health Sciences, where she leads the School's Maternal Health and Wellbeing Research Group. She is a midwife and established health services researcher. Helen is committed to involving users of maternity services at all stages of the research process and, with colleagues, established the Nottingham Maternity Research Network, a research public involvement group.. Helen has experience of working across agencies including the NHS and Third Sector in research and evidence-based practice initiatives and is committed to increasing research capacity in midwifery. Her research involves a range of methods and her interests include the organisation and content of maternity care, perinatal mental health, and pregnancy and childbearing in contemporary society.