• University Of Huddersfield
    Queensgate
    Huddersfield
    HD13DH

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Last updated 18th April 2024

Biography

Amanda Firth is a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery and researcher. Her research focusses on addressing health inequalities for women and families using maternity services, particularly those experiencing socio-economic disadvantage, forced migrant women and women from ethnic minorities. Her areas of specialist interest and expertise include perinatal mental health, trauma informed care, forced migration and post-colonial feminism. 

Amanda is a keen advocate for the design and implementation of eportfolio use in midwifery education, having led projects here at Huddersfield and other local HEIs. She also enjoys collaborating with students to help immerse them in research during their midwifery programme, encouraging them to arrange student conferences, write for publication and present at national conferences.

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
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • perinatal mental health
  • Health Inequality
  • refugees
  • Migration and Health
  • Asylum Seekers
  • maternity services
  • midwifery
  • trauma informed care

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