May 2021 - Labouring water and waterbirth, Claire Feeley and Ethel Burns.
January 2021 - A systematic meta-thematic synthesis to examine the views and experiences of women following water immersion during labour and waterbirth, Claire Feeley, Megan Cooper, Ethel Burns. First published 19 January 2021.
February 2021 - Midwife Carina Okiki was appointed as a Postgraduate Research Assistant for 'An exploration of the application and learning experiences of BAME midwifery students (UREC 201430)' and has started interviewing student midwives.
On 10 February, Midwife Ceri Glenister presented a seminar on the publication based on her MSc dissertation project with supervisor Associate Professor, Rachel Rowe, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit. 'Local guidelines for admission to UK midwifery units compared with national guidance: A national survey using the UK Midwifery Study System' (UKMidSS).
October 2020 - Publication: Ceri Glenister, MSc midwifery graduate (2019), compared local eligibility criteria for midwifery units with national criteria for her dissertation project. She was enabled access to a national database at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) by Dr Rachel Rowe who supervised her with Ethel Burns. Her study was published in Plos One on 20 October 2020.
MSc Project: Newborn skin-cleansing. A systematic literature review of seven studies investigated parents’ and carers’ newborn skin-cleansing practices in order to describe these practices and their underlying rationales. Findings demonstrated that cultural influences appeared to drive parental practices in relation to newborn skin-cleansing, and many parents were unwilling to break away from these.