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DMRS branch for Wales has opened

Posted: 26 November 2012 by Rob Dabrowski

The Welsh branch of the Doctoral Midwifery Research Society (DMRS) was launched last week.

An event on Friday (23 November), which included a range of presentations and talks, marked the occasion.

It was held at Cardiff University and featured presentations from professors Sheila Hunt, and Billie Hunter, among others.

There were also talks from PhD candidates Lucie Warren and Marie Lewis, who outlined the research that they are currently conducting.  
Sue Macdonald, RCM lead midwife for education, was at the event.

She said: ‘The DMRS meetings are always insuring and supportive – a great forum for pre-docs, doctoral students and post-doctoral midwives to meet and share ideas, research and their experiences.

‘This was the inaugural welsh branch meeting, and was an excellent beginning, a warm welcome was extended and great presentations made, which included ten tops tips on the Research Excellence Framework, implementing research into practice, midwife led initiatives into autonomous care; midwives and women's trust; user involvement and epidemiology.

‘There were also some really helpful sessions on the PhD and research pathways which serve to illustrate the challenges and joys of the journey.’

For more information of the DMRS, please click here.

The next society meeting is set to take place on 12 February at Queen’s University Belfast.

Professor Mary Renfrew is due to be a guest lecturer and the title is ‘turning evidence into policy and practice’.

More details will be confirmed closer to the time on the meetings section of the DMRS website.