The Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit (NMAHP RU) is a multidisciplinary national research unit, funded by the Scottish Government Health Directorate Chief Scientist Office (CSO). It has academic bases within Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Stirling.

Three Full-Time PhD Studentships available at University of Stirling - October 30, 2015

To critically examine the impact of Scotland’s framework for children’s services upon the wellbeing of children in Scotland

This is a unique opportunity to apply for one of three full-time, PhD Studentships based in the newly formed Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection. The Studentships are fully funded by the University of Stirling in partnership with Children in Scotland, Social Work Scotland, NHS Forth Valley and The Aberlour Child Care Trust.

Closing date for applications is Fri 11th December 2015.

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Postnatal Research Day - July 29, 2015

Collaborative Research Driving Health and Wellbeing after Childbirth: A day of Research Presentations and Discussion – 7 October 2015, University of Stirling

Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor Lisa Amir, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

This is a day of research presentations and discussion about research into postnatal care and breastfeeding chaired by Professor Pat Hoddinott.  The aim is to build strong collaborations across disciplines and communities to produce the evidence for improving health and wellbeing after childbirth.

Register here.

Programme available here.

Flyer available here.


Some of the presentations given on the day are available for download below:

Rhona McInnes – Breastmilk Expression and Breast Pumps

Lisa Amir – Our Breastfeeding Research Programme

Lisa Amir – Under the pump: the Mothers and Infants Lactation Cohort (MILC) Study

Chris Johnson – Pregnancy and Drugs



Recent Publications
Kindness, P., Fitzpatrick, D., Mellish, C., Masthoff, J., O’Meara, P., & McEwan, M. (2014).

An insight into the demands and stressors experienced by community first responders. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 6(7), 362-369.

Hoddinott, P., Morgan, H., Thomson, G., Crossland, N., Farrar, S., Yi, D., et al. (2014)

The push me-pull you of financial incentives and health inequalities: A mixed methods study investigating smoking cessation in pregnancy and breastfeeding. Lancet (Abstract), 384, S37.

Hoddinott, P., Morgan, H., Thomson, G., Crossland, N., & Dombrowski, S. (2014)

A ladder logic model to inform the design of incentive trials for women around childbirth. International Journal of Behavioural Medicine, 21(Supp. 1), 139.

Hoddinott, P., Morgan, H., MacLennan, G., Sewel, K., Thomson, G., Bauld, L., et al. (2014)

Public acceptability of financial incentives for smoking cessation in pregnancy and breastfeeding. BMJ Open, 4(e005524)

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