Are the scientific journals ready for trans-disciplinary research publications?

by Anastasia Topalidou There is a lot of talk of trans-disciplinary research these days. Is it a sign of the times, a new trend or a new requisite need? Maybe it is just a combination of all these, plus the simple assumption that research can no longer provide many essential and groundbreaking solutions unless individuals… Continue reading Are the scientific journals ready for trans-disciplinary research publications?

Review of New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives

The Practising Midwife (UK) has published a review of the book New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives, written from research carried out by this COST Action. Information about the review was posted on a Bournemouth University research blog, which you can read here. Or you can read the blog, reproduced by kind permission,… Continue reading Review of New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives

WG3 contribute chapter to book Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period Implications and Guidance for Professionals

A newly-published book has a chapter in it which has been written by COST Action members. The book is called: Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period Implications and Guidance for Professionals. The chapter is: Asylum seekers and refugees. A cross European perspective Marie-Clare Balaam, Mel Cooper, Dineke Korfker and Charles Savona-Ventura. And here… Continue reading WG3 contribute chapter to book Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period Implications and Guidance for Professionals

WG6: Cost Action IS1405 in Toronto

Pictured: Dr Anastasia Topalidou, Researcher Kenny Finlayson and Prof Soo Downe (COST ACTION IS 1405 Leader) in Toronto More than 40 active members of Cost Action IS1405 met in Toronto, Canada, at the beginning of June (2017) to present the latest research findings in the field of B.I.R.T.H. at the ICM most important International meeting.… Continue reading WG6: Cost Action IS1405 in Toronto

WG4: New paper accepted – A critical review of the birth plan use in Catalonia

WG4 member Ramón Escuriet has contributed to a new paper accepted entitled A critical review of the birth plan use in Catalonia. Read about it on ScienceDirect here. It will be in the Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare publication which is available online June 11, 2017. The contributors are: Herminia Biescas , Marta Benet,  Maria J.… Continue reading WG4: New paper accepted – A critical review of the birth plan use in Catalonia

WG2: UCLan and Rinicare to develop new non-invasive imaging method for mother and babies

Press Release UCLAN AND RINICARE Ltd TO DEVELOP new NON-INVASIVE IMAGING METHOD for MOTHERS AND BABIES. EXCITING New technology project aims to IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR MOTHERS AND BABIES Researchers from the ReaCH Unit (Research in Childbirth and Health Unit) in collaboration with Rinicare Ltd, a healthcare technology company based in Lancaster, announce the start of… Continue reading WG2: UCLan and Rinicare to develop new non-invasive imaging method for mother and babies