STSM report: George Tzagkarakis – An analysis of cardiotography (CTG) biosignals by utilising complexity algorithms to quantify, correlate and predict fetal movement

George Tzagkarakis has published an STSM report entitled: An analysis of cardiotography (CTG) biosignals by utilising complexity algorithms to quantify, correlate and predict fetal movement. The work came out of a meeting at Queen’s University, Belfast (November 12-18, 2018) You can download a pdf of the report here. Advertisements

STSM Report: Dr Patricia Gillen’s Home birth in Denmark: knowledge translation and research to inform Homebirth Guidelines in Northern Ireland

DATE OF STSM: 3rd -9th September 2017 HOST: Dr Jette Clausen, Metropol University College, Copenhagen Denmark Chief Investigator (CI): Dr Patricia Gillen, Southern Health and Social Care Trust/ Ulster University, Northern Ireland Co-Investigator (CO): Dr Jette Clausen, Metropol University College, Copenhagen Denmark Download the pdf here.

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

CRETE: Everything you need to know

Here is the programme for the Crete trip: COST Action IS1405 Meeting Heraklion, Crete, Greece (6th-8th March, 2017) Itinerary Monday 6th March 09.00-12.00   Core group 10.30 -10.45  Tea break For those not in the Core Group there is the possibility of the following 09.00-12.00     Walking tour of the city, visit to the castle… Continue reading CRETE: Everything you need to know

STSM: Maria Jesús Pueyo’s report on Policies and practices to improve in the field of obstetric interventions

You can download the pdf of this report here. The full report is published below. Report of the Short Term Scientific Mission Policies and practices to improve in the field of obstetric interventions COST Action: IS1405. Reference : ECOST-STSM-IS1405-031016-079964 Date of STSM: 3rd October- 9th October HOST: Dra Ana Pilar Betran. Department of Reproductive Health… Continue reading STSM: Maria Jesús Pueyo’s report on Policies and practices to improve in the field of obstetric interventions

STSM: Iloana Neshkova’s report about her visit to Preston Birth Centre, UK

You can download a pdf copy of the report here. The full report is published below. STSM Report Proposal Title: “Unpacking Complications: Midwifery Care for Pregnant Women with Presumed Risk” Host Institution: Preston Birth Centre, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, England by Iloana Neshkova November 2016 Visiting the Preston Birth Centre on the STSM grant provided me… Continue reading STSM: Iloana Neshkova’s report about her visit to Preston Birth Centre, UK

STSM: Two reports published

The STSM group has published two new reports. The first, from the STSM meeting in October, has been written by Eva Hendrych Lorenzová. You can read it here. The second, by Dr Maria Healy, is titled ‘A detailed exploration of the organisation of home birth services in The Netherlands, towards knowledge transition and development of… Continue reading STSM: Two reports published

WG2 & STSM: Funding for home birth services in Northern Ireland

A related outcome from Dr Maria Healy’s recent STSM award entitled: ‘A detailed exploration of the organisation of home birth services in The Netherlands, towards knowledge transition and development of home birth services in Ireland’ has enabled funding for the development of home birth services in Northern Ireland. From the 4th – 9th September 2016, Dr Maria… Continue reading WG2 & STSM: Funding for home birth services in Northern Ireland

4th Call for short term scientific missions 2017

Interested in bringing expertise to your country? APPLY for an STSM! Specific Areas of Interest: 1. Biomedicine (epigenetics and the hygiene hypothesis); 2. Biomechanics (maternal and fetal movement); 3. Socio-cultural perspectives (social expectations and experiences, including marginalised and migrant populations); 4. Organizational perspectives (the effect of organizational contexts & cultures on variation in rates of… Continue reading 4th Call for short term scientific missions 2017

Call for papers “Birth Challenges and Opportunities: A Salutogenic Approach to Birth”

NOTE: First deadline is September 30, 2016 (see below) Current Issues in Personality Psychology Journal Current Issues in Personality Psychology (CIPP) publishes high quality original articles and reviews of recognized scientists that deal with personality theories and research from the perspective of social science, law and medicine. CIPP promotes the study and application of personality… Continue reading Call for papers “Birth Challenges and Opportunities: A Salutogenic Approach to Birth”

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

STSM: Dr Tracey Cooper visits Bulgaria and STSM reports

Dr Tracey Cooper observing the work of autonomous midwives in Sofia, Bulgaria Dr Tracey Cooper listening to women and their birth stories There are four new STSM reports to download, along with photos of Dr Tracety Cooper’s visit to Bulgaria. See more photos on the STSM page here. Download the report on the Publications &… Continue reading STSM: Dr Tracey Cooper visits Bulgaria and STSM reports