We are researchers from King’s College London and worked with women, healthcare professionals and other key stakeholders to develop these training resources.
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- Dr Abigail EasterSenior Postdoctoral Fellow and Principal InvestigatorDr Abigail EasterSenior Postdoctoral Fellow and Principal Investigator
Dr Easter is a Senior Lecturer in Maternal and Newborn Health in the Department of Women and Children’s Health, School of Life Course Sciences, at King’s College London. Her research focuses on maternal morbidity and mortality among women with mental illness and bridging the gap between maternity and mental healthcare services. Dr Easter completed a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Implementation Science and is Deputy Lead for the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South London Maternity and Perinatal Mental Health Theme. Prior to this she undertook a PhD in the Department of Psychological Medicine, at King’s College London, aimed at exploring the impact of maternal eating disorders on pregnancy, birth, and child health.
- Amanda ByeResearch Coordinator and Co-InvestigatorAmanda ByeResearch Coordinator and Co-Investigator
Dr Amanda Bye is a Research Associate in the Department of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Amanda’s doctoral research was a multi-method study exploring the challenges of identifying and managing pregnant and postnatal women with eating disorders in maternity and health visiting services, from the perspectives of women with lived experience and health professionals. The findings of which led to this collaborative project with Dr Abigail Easter to co-produce training on eating disorders for health professionals caring for pregnant and postnatal women.
- Jane SandallProfessor of Women’s Health and Co-InvestigatorJane SandallProfessor of Women’s Health and Co-Investigator
Jane Sandall is Professor of Women’s Health, King's College London. Jane has a clinical background in nursing, health visiting and midwifery and an academic background in social science. She is an NIHR Senior Investigator and Cochrane author. Her research focuses on the implementation of maternal health policy to improve quality and safety of care, and the social and organisational implications of the translation of innovative health technologies into health care.
- Nicola MackintoshAssociate Professor in Social Science Applied to Health and Co-InvestigatorNicola MackintoshAssociate Professor in Social Science Applied to Health and Co-Investigator
Dr Nicola Mackintosh is an Associate Professor in Social Science Applied to Health in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester. She has a background in critical care nursing and has been a patient safety researcher working across maternity, emergency and acute care since 2005. Her current work addresses the contribution of patient and family initiated escalation of emergency care, and safety and improvement practices in acute, maternity and critical care. Nicola’s research interests include: digital technologies and changing patient-provider roles; digital inclusion and inequalities in health; organisation of healthcare work; speaking up for safety (patients, families and staff); risk and uncertainty in pregnancy and childbirth; art and design for knowledge translation and healthcare improvement.