UCLan Professor Soo Downe meets with President of Malta

UCLan’s Professor in Midwifery Studies, Soo Downe recently met with the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, to discuss the next steps for two European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST) project that she has led for the last 8 years. The COST Action IS1405 “Building Intrapartum Research Through Health – an interdisciplinary whole system… Continue reading UCLan Professor Soo Downe meets with President of Malta

Soo Down at COST connect event in Brussels

Soo Downe was at a recent COST connect event. This is what she said about the meeting: “COST connect held a very successful and informative event on the impact of research, on November 24th 2017 in Brussels. Our Action was asked to contribute. Our main contribution was to re-emphasise the importance of involving civil society… Continue reading Soo Down at COST connect event in Brussels

STSM: Three new reports published

Parental Quality of Life after a very preterm birth: Rethinking family centredness by Mariana Filipa da Silva Amorim  Downloaded it here (pdf). Deconstructing the concept ‘satisfaction with intrapartum care’ by Lucy Frith and Lea Takacs You can download the pdf here. Training in Qualitative Research Methodology and Analytical Framework by Stella Villarmea, Kenny Fynlaison, Carol… Continue reading STSM: Three new reports published

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

WG5: Report published – Setting the Stage for Health: Salutogenesis in Midwifery Professional Knowledge in Three European Countries

Meier Magistretti, Soo Downe, Marie Berg and Katharina Tritten-Schwarz have published their research entitled: Setting the Stage for Health: Salutogenesis in Midwifery Professional Knowledge in Three European Countries. You can download a pdf of the report here.

COST Action members visit the European Parliament

Who is afraid of maternity? Promoting normal birth through Europe. A discussion took place at the European Parliament. Panelists included Cecil Begley, Soo Downe, Antoni Belpiede, Ramon Escuriet and Rosa D’Amelio. Who is afraid of maternity? is a book written by Sandra Moreno, who introduced the discussion after a welcome by MEP Elena Gentile on… Continue reading COST Action members visit the European Parliament

TRAINING SCHOOL: Photos from Valencia (November)

The training school took place in Valencia. Here are some photos of some of the committee speaking, including Ramon Escuriet, Dr Jean Calleja Agius, Max Vento and Soo Downe. Photo: The training school organising committee Dr. Maria Carmen Collado, Dr. Maria J Pueyo,  Ass. Prof. Jean Calleja Agius, Prof. Soo Downe, Prof. Mechthild Gross, Dr.… Continue reading TRAINING SCHOOL: Photos from Valencia (November)

MEMBERS CONTRIBUTE TO NEW BOOK: New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives

Several cost COST Action members have contributed to a new book to published by Pinter & Martin. You can pre-order the book here. (Press release) New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives Pinter & Martin Publishers proudly announce the launch in early 2017 of New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives. This edited… Continue reading MEMBERS CONTRIBUTE TO NEW BOOK: New Thinking on Improving Maternity Care: International Perspectives