RCM Research Conference - Growing the next generation

The RCM research conference is now in its 2nd year and is a conference for aspiring, developing and experienced midwifery and maternity researchers. The programme included inspiring speakers, critical debate and discussions about midwifery research. You can watch the sessions from the conference below.

Full abstracts for the oral sessions and posters.

Future perfect? The midwifery vocation as a touchstone throughout uncertain times. Professor Soo Downe University of Central Lancashire.

Abstracts Session 1

The L-TEL Trial: Can an educational web-intervention, co-created by service users, affect nulliparous women's experiences of early labour? Rebecca Edwards, Bournemouth University.

Impact of Covid-19 on UK midwifery-led service provision during the first wave of the pandemic. Alessandra Morelli University of Oxford. 

RCM Research and Development Strategy, Jenny Cunningham The Royal College of Midwives and Professor Mary Renfrew, University of Dundee

Growing the next generationProfessor Jane Sandall, Head of midwifery research, NHS England and Professor, King's College London

Mentoring and  Supporting Early Researchers     

Successfully supporting midwives through their PhD journey. Patricia Gillen and Alison Little, Ulster University.

Women’s information needs for Induction of Labour. Sam Nightingale, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

The maternity experiences of women who have been trafficked into the UK. Catherine Collins,  Northumbria University. 

Abstracts Session 2

A Survey Exploring Women’s Use of Mobile Apps in Labour in the United Kingdom. Holly Lovell,  Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust 

Exploring how to enhance healthcare worker wellbeing on a Labour Ward: insider participatory action research. Claire Wood and Sarah Smith, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London

MIDIRS -Supporting your practice with evidence-based resources

Undertaking research within BAME communities

Ethnicity and COVID-19 outcomes in healthcare workers, Dr Manish Pareek, University of Leicester.

Why black women are not engaging in research and what can be done to change it? Agnes Agyepong, Best Beginnings.