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Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis. Presented at the 2024 Robert Gordon University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice (SNMPP) postgraduate research symposium, 23 May 2024, Aberdeen, UK.

This poster summarises the findings of a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis on freebirth - the act of giving birth intentionally without a qualified health care professional being present. The study found 22 publications and drew themes of for... Read More about Redefining freebirth as a self-care practice: findings from a systematic qualitative evidence synthesis..

Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth. Presented at the 2024 Robert Gordon University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Practice (SNMPP) postgraduate research symposium, 23 May 2024, Aberdeen, UK.

Controversial topics unearth deep-seated values about what is right or wrong. In the context of maternity care in high-income countries, freebirth - the deliberate decision to birth without professional attendance - has become one recent controversia... Read More about Using emoji to explore midwives' perspectives of freebirth..

Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M., DOUGLAS, F. and KENNEDY, C. 2024. Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue. Presented at the 2024 Virtual International Day of the Midwife conference (VIDM 2024), 4-5 May 2024, [virtual event].

Freebirth or unassisted birth is currently defined as the deliberate choice to give birth without a regulated healthcare professional in countries where maternity care is available and easily accessible. Empirical evidence on this practice is limited... Read More about Redefining freebirth as a reproductive justice issue..

Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes of people living with obesity on a low income: the Food insecurity in people living with obesity (FIO) food project. (2024)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, F. and HUNTER, E., on behalf of the FIO Food Team. 2024. Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes of people living with obesity on a low income: the Food insecurity in people living with obesity (FIO) food project. Presented at 2024 Scottish public health conference: inspiring change, 1 May 2024, Glasgow, UK.

Approximately 8 million adults and 3 million children in the UK are experiencing food insecurity in 2024. In the UK, healthier foods are three times more expensive per calorie than unhealthy foods. This limits dietary choices to a low-price, high-ene... Read More about Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes of people living with obesity on a low income: the Food insecurity in people living with obesity (FIO) food project..

From charter to culture: implementing an emotional intelligence programme. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
MACKAY, N., TABIB, M. and GOTCH, A. 2023. From charter to culture: implementing an emotional intelligence programme. Presented at the 2023 Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Scotland think tank, 16 November 2023, Edinburgh, UK.

In this oral presentation, the researchers spoke about a programme to provide emotional intelligence training to midwives. This programme was introduced in part to address issues identified in the 2022 Culture Matters survey. The presentation also co... Read More about From charter to culture: implementing an emotional intelligence programme..

Empowering nursing students' digital literacy skills: the digital literacy project. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
MARTZOUKOU, K., LUDERS, E.S., JOHNSON, N. and WORK, F. 2023. Empowering nursing students' digital literacy skills: the digital literacy project. Presented at the 6th International research symposium of the National Institute of Library and Information Sciences, University of Colombo (NILIS 2023): research excellence in library and information science, 15 November 2023, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The "Digital Literacy project" is an ongoing research project at Robert Gordon University, the aim of which is to drive and support the development of digital literacy skills among students in different discipline areas (e.g. nursing, law, library sc... Read More about Empowering nursing students' digital literacy skills: the digital literacy project..

Exploring midwives' experiences of an emotional intelligence programme (EIP): a qualitative study. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
TABIB, M., HUMPHREY, T. and FORBES-MCKAY, K. 2023. Exploring midwives' experiences of an emotional intelligence programme (EIP): a qualitative study. Presented at the 2023 Lothian health and care professions research conference: achieving impactful healthcare research through clinical academic collaborations, 7 November 2023, Edinburgh, UK.

This poster summarises the results of a study that sought to evaluate an emotional intelligence programme for midwives. This programme aimed to address reported challenges experienced by midwives in terms of a discrepancy between wanting to be emotio... Read More about Exploring midwives' experiences of an emotional intelligence programme (EIP): a qualitative study..

The influence of a single antenatal relaxation class (ARC) on perinatal psychological wellbeing and childbirth experience: an observational study. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
TABIB, M., HUMPHREY, T., HOLLINS-MARTIN, C., FORBES-MCKAY, K. and MCVICAR, S. 2023. The influence of a single antenatal relaxation class (ARC) on perinatal psychological wellbeing and childbirth experience: an observational study. Presented at the 2023 Lothian health and care professions research conference: achieving impactful healthcare research through clinical academic collaborations, 7 November 2023, Edinburgh, UK.

This presentation discusses the results of a study to review the outcomes of an antenatal relaxation class. The study aimed to examine the influence of this class on perinatal psychological wellbeing and childbirth. The study used an observational ap... Read More about The influence of a single antenatal relaxation class (ARC) on perinatal psychological wellbeing and childbirth experience: an observational study..

A study exploring public opinion and attitudes towards being vaccinated in a community pharmacy. [ESCP Poster] (2023)
Presentation / Conference
ZERBINATO, F. and TONNA, A. 2023. A study exploring public opinion and attitudes towards being vaccinated in a community pharmacy. Presented at 2023 European Society of Clinical Pharmacy (ESCP) Aberdeen symposium: innovations in clinical pharmacy practice, education and research, 31 October - 2 November 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

This poster described a small-scale study exploring the public opinion and attitudes towards being vaccinated in a community pharmacy in the Veneto region of Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Weathering the storm: supporting students through co-producing a resilience toolkit in Higher Education. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
HENDERSON, S. and WORK, F. 2023. Weathering the storm: supporting students through co-producing a resilience toolkit in Higher Education. Presented at the 2023 Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology annual conference (DART-P 2023), 20 September 2023, [virtual event].

It is generally recognised that student wellbeing and mental health are key issues in Higher Education. COVID and lockdown led to unpreceded challenges and increased wellbeing concerns, yet students often do not access support for mental health issue... Read More about Weathering the storm: supporting students through co-producing a resilience toolkit in Higher Education..

Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes when living on a low income. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, F. and HUNTER, E. 2023. Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes when living on a low income. Presented at the 8th United Kingdom congress on obesity (UKCO 2023), 14-15 September 2023, Belfast, UK.

Despite being a public health priority for over 30 years, the prevalence of obesity in the UK remains high. Strategies to tackle obesity have typically focused on behaviour change at the individual level, ignoring wider health and social inequities t... Read More about Understanding lived experiences of navigating supermarket foodscapes when living on a low income..

Towards resilience: examining complex and hybridised coping strategies used by NHS workers experiencing long COVID illness. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
ADAMS, N.N., MACIVER, E., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2023. Towards resilience: examining complex and hybridised coping strategies used by NHS workers experiencing long COVID illness. Presented at the 2023 Annual conference of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group (BSA MedSoc 2023), 13-15 September 2023, Brighton, UK.

NHS workers faced an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 during the pandemic and many now experience long COVID (LC). Over 10,000 NHS workers are estimated absent from work due to LC. LC represents a complex, dynamic and often serious condition, f... Read More about Towards resilience: examining complex and hybridised coping strategies used by NHS workers experiencing long COVID illness..

Understanding and supporting NHS employees with long COVID return to and remain in work: key barriers and facilitators. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
MACIVER, E., ADAMS, N.N., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2023. Understanding and supporting NHS employees with long COVID return to and remain in work: key barriers and facilitators. Presented at the 2023 Annual conference of the British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Study Group (BSA MedSoc 2023), 13-15 September 2023, Brighton, UK.

Long COVID (LC) is a debilitating illness with complex and dynamic symptoms, affecting all aspects of personal and work life. The process and implications of returning to work following chronic illness have been considered across various conditions;... Read More about Understanding and supporting NHS employees with long COVID return to and remain in work: key barriers and facilitators..

Constrained candidacy: exploring different barriers to attaining healthcare access and treatment for long COVID illness by NHS workers in Scotland. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
ADAMS, N.N., MACIVER, E., KENNEDY, C., DOUGLAS, F., SKÅTUN, D., HERNANDEZ SANTIAGO, V., TORRANCE, N. and GRANT, A. 2023. Constrained candidacy: exploring different barriers to attaining healthcare access and treatment for long COVID illness by NHS workers in Scotland. Presented at the 67th Society for Social Medicine and Population Health annual scientific meeting (SSM Annual Scientific Meeting 2023), 6-8 September 2023, Newcastle, UK.

Long COVID (LC) affects 1.2 million people in the UK, including 120,000 NHS workers. LC remains poorly understood, comprising manifold symptoms ranging in severity, disrupting quality of life and work abilities. Emerging qualitative findings suggest... Read More about Constrained candidacy: exploring different barriers to attaining healthcare access and treatment for long COVID illness by NHS workers in Scotland..

Leadership in practice. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
BROGAN, J. 2023. Leadership in practice. Presented at the Aberdeen regional paramedic conference, 23 August 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

The aim of this talk was to elevate the audience's clinical prowess, teaching them how to lead confidently, optimise patient outcomes and navigate challenges effectively.

How do midwives feel when women choose to freebirth? (2023)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M. 2023. How do midwives feel when women choose to freebirth? Presented at the 2023 RGU Graduate School module GSM011 poster competition, 18 August 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

Freebirth is a birth that happens intentionally without the attendance of a qualified health care professional - even when free, universal access to midwifery care is provided by public health care services. A systematic literature review on women's... Read More about How do midwives feel when women choose to freebirth?.

Exploring occupational irritant hand dermatitis amongst healthcare workers in NHS Grampian. [Poster] (2023)
Presentation / Conference
PAPADATOU, Z., WILLIAMS, H. and COOPER, K. 2023. Exploring occupational irritant hand dermatitis amongst healthcare workers in NHS Grampian. Poster presented at the 5th Panhellenic interdisciplinary conference on Nursing Research of the Institute of Health 2023 (INEPY 2023), 8-11 June 2023, Spetses, Greece.

Occupational Irritant Hand Dermatitis (OIHD) is emerging as an important risk caused by or made worse by work. OIHD can be responsible for significant and long-term health issues and can impact on the individual's employment. Healthcare workers are a... Read More about Exploring occupational irritant hand dermatitis amongst healthcare workers in NHS Grampian. [Poster].

I've been catfished, now what? A case study of identify fraud in online research. (2023)
Presentation / Conference
VELO HIGUERAS, M. 2023. I've been catfished, now what? A case study of identify fraud in online research. Presented at the 2023 SNMPP (School of Nursing, Midwifery and Parademict Practice) Postgraduate research symposium, 25 May 2023, Aberdeen, UK.

Most research ethical guidelines acknowledge the central role of trust in the participant-researcher relationship. This has mainly been described unidirectionally, focusing on the impact of researcher's behaviours in building trust with participants,... Read More about I've been catfished, now what? A case study of identify fraud in online research..

"Doing" is never enough, if "being" is neglected: exploring midwives' experiences of an emotional intelligence (EI) programme: a qualitative study. [Presentation] (2023)
Presentation / Conference
TABIB, M., FORBES-MCKAY, K. and HUMPHREY, T. 2023. "Doing" is never enough, if "being" is neglected: exploring midwives' experiences of an emotional intelligence (EI) programme: a qualitative study. Presented at the 15th International labour and birth conference, 24-26 April 2023, Grange over Sands, UK.

The role of the midwife is emotionally demanding, with many midwives experiencing high levels of stress and burnout, and a great number considering leaving the profession. This has serious implications for the delivery of high-quality, safe maternity... Read More about "Doing" is never enough, if "being" is neglected: exploring midwives' experiences of an emotional intelligence (EI) programme: a qualitative study. [Presentation].

Maternal and infant food insecurity in the UK: a problem hiding in plain sight? (2023)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, F., MACIVER, E., DAVIS, T. and LITTLEJOHN, C. 2023. Maternal and infant food insecurity in the UK: a problem hiding in plain sight? Presented at the 11th Nutrition and nurture in infancy and childhood conference (MAINN 2023): bio-cultural perspectives, 19-21 April 2023, Grange-over-Sands, UK.

Lone parents with children under five are amongst the most food insecure in the UK (Cheong et al, 2021; Tobi et al, 2022). Yet maternal and infant food insecurity experience remains poorly understood in the UK. Drawing on findings from qualitative re... Read More about Maternal and infant food insecurity in the UK: a problem hiding in plain sight?.