Staff Profiles

Dr Louise Hunter

PhD, MA (Oxon), RM

Programme Lead

Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Louise Hunter

Programme Lead, Midwifery, SCPHN and District Nursing

I manange the midwifery and specialist community nursing programmes. My teaching and practice interests include breastfeeding, young mothers and postnatal care. I help secure and maintain UNICEF Baby Friendly status for the midwifery programmes, and my PhD research focused on the obstacles experienced by young mothers initiating and continuing to breastfeed in hospital in the early days after birth. I also have an interest in spiritual theories of maternity care, having previously taken a degree in Theology.