WG2: Grant awarded to members from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

An grant of  10.000 CHF from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts has been awarded for an inter-disciplinary project with three participants from three different countries. Claudia Meier Magistretti (Switzerland), Sue Brailey (UK) and Anastasia Topalidou (Greece) will use the money for their research project, titled: Salutogenic practice in clinical maternity care The project… Continue reading WG2: Grant awarded to members from Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

WG2: Members accepted for oral presentation in September at International Forum for Health Promotion Research in Trondheim, Norway

Claudia Meier Magistretti and Anastasia Topalidou have had their abstract accepted for the International Forum for Health Promotion Research in Trondheim, Norway (September 28 to 30,2016 Details of the abstract are below: Unsilencing health in maternity care, from international qualitative data to objective physiological measurements: a salutogenic approach and a critical look Claudia Meier Magistretti,… Continue reading WG2: Members accepted for oral presentation in September at International Forum for Health Promotion Research in Trondheim, Norway

Work to be published in International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience

COST Action members Anastasia Topalidou, Oliver Christ and Soo Downe are to have their work published by the International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience. The abstract is called Fetal movements, a viral action with deficient assessment: implications for antenatal assessment of neurocognitive development and wellbeing

Three COST members speak at Healthy Mothers-Happy Children: Neuroendocrinological and Psychosocial Approaches to pregnancy, childbirth and early childhood conference in Cyprus

Anastasia Topalidou, Olga Gouni and Ibone Olza were incited to speak at the Healthy Mothers-Happy Children conference in Cyprus in March (2016). Andria Spyridou and Eleni Hadjigeorgiou organized the conference with the support of the Psychology Department of EUC. Held at the European University of Cyprus (EUC), the full title of the conference was Healthy… Continue reading Three COST members speak at Healthy Mothers-Happy Children: Neuroendocrinological and Psychosocial Approaches to pregnancy, childbirth and early childhood conference in Cyprus

WG2: Members attend Horizon 2010 ICT in Bern, Switzerland

WG2 group members Oliver Christ and Anastasia Topalidou attended Horizon 2020 ICT – Applicants Training in Bern, Switzerland (Feb 25,2016). The event was organsied by EURESEARCH  and held at the Swiss Guide to European Research and Innovation in Bern. The two members of WG2 who attended: Anastasia Topalidou and Oliver Christ.

WG2: Members attend conference in Switzerland

STSM “Methods of physiological measurement and comparative description of women’s wellbeing in different settings of maternity care” Participants: Anastasia Topalidou and Claudia Meier Magistretti Place: Switcherland , Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, from March 6 to 12, 2016. Above: Anastasia and Claudia with the director of the Birth House where the measurements took… Continue reading WG2: Members attend conference in Switzerland

Social media campaign: #Bastatacere: le madri hanno voce” (#breakthesilence: mothers have voice)

Initiated and coordinated by Elena Skoko and Alessandra Battisti, members of COST Action BIRTH, #Bastatacere: le madri hanno voce” (#breakthesilence: mothers have voice) is an Italian social media campaign on obstetric violence. Elena Skoko is a member of Work Group 4 (subgroup on obstetric violence) and of the WG6 (activists). During her STSM at UCLAN,… Continue reading Social media campaign: #Bastatacere: le madri hanno voce” (#breakthesilence: mothers have voice)

Normal Labour & Birth Conference, Sydney – October 10-13,2016

The final program has been published for October’s (2016) Normal Labour & Birth Conference in Sydney. It take places at Waterview, Bicentennial Park in Sydney from October 10 to 13. You can download a pdf of the program here Keynote speakers are: Professor Eugene Declercq Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg Dr Sarah Buckley Professor Caroline Homer Professor… Continue reading Normal Labour & Birth Conference, Sydney – October 10-13,2016