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Research projects

First time mothers' expectations and experiences of postnatal care in England

Analysing the expectations and realities of postnatal care in England, in order to identify areas for attention and improvement. 

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Evaluation of MR imaging to predict neurodevelopmental impairment in preterm infants

MRI scans can be used to predict neurodevelopmental impairments in preterm infants. Birmingham City University conduct...

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Pregnant women’s experiences and perceptions of early-onset fetal growth restriction

Fetal growth restriction is a serious complication responsible for 30% of stillbirths. The EVERREST programme aims to ...

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Researching the experience of families with twins or triplets

Exploring the experiences of mothers and families with twins or triplets to assess their care needs.  

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Making mothers: feasibility study

The Making Mothers project concerns the analysis and development of novel antenatal care strategies to improve the hea...

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Holding children and young people for clinical procedures

Analysing holding techniques (which involve keeping patients still during invasive treatment or examination) within th...

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EMPiRE: Antiepileptic Drug Management in Pregnancy

Managing epilepsy while pregnant can be distressing and potentially harmful, which is why many opt to use  anti-epile...

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Communicating endometriosis: health professionals' experiences

Endometriosis is a painful condition  affecting 1.6 million women in the UK and this study explores the perspectives ...

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Plan UK Menstruation: Let’s talk. Period

This project aims to combat period poverty my researching and producing  resources that advance knowledge in the mens...

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Preventing recurrence of endometriosis by means of long-acting progestogen therapy

Endometriosis is a painful condition and many sufferers require surgery to remove  areas of endometriosis in order to...

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Reducing endometriosis and preventing sepsis at caesarean section

This project assessed the feasibility of introducing new procedures in routine caesarean sections, which may reduce th...

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Inclusivity within ‘femtech’: Period tracking apps and chronic health conditions

Birmingham City University researchers are embarking on a project to increase inclusivity in femtech apps by analysing...

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Period Dramas: what works within menstrual health education?

In response to the introduction of nationwide Menstrual Health Education (MHE) in the UK, BCU researchers are investig...

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Bridging patient-practitioner research boundaries

To identify how, when and in what context patient-practitioners-researcher boundaries have been crossed in knowledge m...

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Rate of reporting events on health care staff

Analysing previously reported incidents to examine how it can help to monitor and predict where staff safety may be at...

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Using knowledge mobilisation theory to address maternal obesity in Birmingham

The number of pregnant women classed as obese continues to rise across the globe. Using a range of innovative techniqu...

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Why are nurse retention rates dropping?

There are currently 36,000 nurse vacancies in the UK. With retention rates continuing to drop, this project examines h...

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Exploration of the concept of clinical academic careers in general practice nursing

Health professionals involved in academia are essential, but understaffed. This project aims to unravel why such a vit...

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Eczema Mindlines

The Eczema Mindlines project provides a range of videos, conferences, workshops and more to provide sufferers with the...

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PrisDem: Enhancing dementia care and support in prison populations

Critically analysing the dementia care provision in the UK prison service.

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Understanding cultural beliefs and dementia

Increasing our understanding of the spiritual and cultural beliefs around dementia to develop a nursing curriculum tha...

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Supporting multiple birth families

 This study aims to provide  contemporary evidence to support the development of policy, HV education and service pro...

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Recognising dementia

This research  explored family carers’ and professional carers’ experiences of pre-clinical dementia in the people they...

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Investigating burnout in nursing home nurses

With a worldwide shortage of nurses and a large proportion of dementia sufferers based in nursing homes, this project e...

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Nursing support for South Asian carers of dementia patients

This qualitative study explores the experiences and perspectives of nurses who provide support to South Asian carers of...

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How do registered health and social care practitioners change their practice post Mental Capacity Act training?

Identifying training strategies and determining how registered health and social care practitioners change their pract...

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Exploring experiences of online peer support for newly qualified nurses

With newly-qualified nurses often succumbing to stress and questioning their choice of career, this research project ai...

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Innovate Dignity

Innovate Dignity is a trans-national network that aims to deliver a shared, world-leading research and training progra...

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The impact of social distancing and isolation on the elderly during COVID-19

Professor Joanne Brooke and Dr Maria Clark are researching the effects of social isolation on the elderly.

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