Lisa Common, a Midwife and Doctoral Researcher at the ‘Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership & Learning’, within Nottingham University Business School, is setting out to study how midwifery teams with higher home birth rates are organised and supported. The aim is to help teams with low numbers of home births to learn from their success and understand how change can be achieved and sustained.
Lisa said: “Until recently it was common to ask; why are women still bothering to have home births? Compelling research into both the safety and cost-effectiveness of home birth is now demanding that we ask; why are so few women aware of the benefits that home birth may have for them?”
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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’ (Times Good University Guide 2014). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Research Project of the Year’ at the THE Awards 2014. It is ranked in the world’s top one per cent of universities by the QS World University Rankings, and 8th in the UK by research power according to REF 2014.
The University of Nottingham in Malaysia (UNMC) is holding events throughout 2015 to celebrate 15 years as a pioneer of transnational education. Based in Semenyih, UNMC was established as the UK’s first overseas campus in Malaysia and one of the first world-wide.
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