Maternal Health and Wellbeing Research Group
We are an established, multidisciplinary research group.
Through theoretical and pragmatic enquiry, our research explores issues around the care and support of women before, during and after childbirth. Our work looks at such topics as:
- the organisation of maternity care
- perinatal mental health
- motherhood and childbearing in contemporary society
Our research is highly applied, helping to inform policy, clinical guidelines and education, improve healthcare professionals’ practice and provide better maternal care for women in the UK and internationally. One of the ways we make sure our research remains relevant is by working closely with women with experience of maternity services.
Visit the Nottingham Maternity Research Network to find out more.
Explore our research themes
To find out more about how our research makes an impact, explore the group’s research themes and projects.
Our research in this area explores service delivery, the content of care and the maternity workforce to improve maternity practice and support childbearing women.
Supporting women affected by anxiety, postnatal depression, post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues.
Our research looks at some of the many issues relating to modern-day pregnancy, childbirth and family life, including media effects, domestic abuse and cultural beliefs.
Meet our researchers
Helen is head of the research group. She is an experienced midwife and internationally respected health services researcher.