• University Of Huddersfield
    Queensgate
    Huddersfield
    HD13DH

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Last updated 24th March 2023

Biography

Alice joined the University of Huddersfield in February 2020 as a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery. She qualified as a midwife in 2001 and has worked in a wide range of clinical settings, predominantly in Edinburgh, and in London.

She completed her PhD in 2017 which explored the childbearing experiences of women with a high body weight.

During her career, Alice has worked clinically in complex care teams, as well as specialist homebirth teams. She then worked in clinical research for a number of years, contributing to a wide range of pregnancy-related projects, before becoming a midwifery lecturer in 2017

Alice’s primary research interest is how women perceive risk and experience stigma in pregnancy, in particular in the context of high maternal weight/obesity. She is interested in the alleviation of health inequalities, and in effective communication and co-production models within maternity care.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Pandemics
  • Body Weight Maintenance
  • Maternal Obesity

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