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Maria completed her doctoral research in April 2012 graduating from the University of Cental Lancashire under the supervision of Professor Soo Downe. Research title: Rethinking postnatal care: A Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenological study of postnatal care in Ireland.
She is currently leading a midwifery practice innovation project with a team of midwives to promote normal birth.
In 2011 Maria co-researchered of a study entitled: Women's experiences of restricted visiting in an Irish Maternity Hospital.
Maria is a lecture in midwifery, teaching on both the undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery programmes. She is highly involved in curriculum development, is a personal tutor to a number of students and is a supervisor of MSc research projects.
Other interests include:
Heideggerian Hermeneutic Methodology, Promoting effective midwifery practice, promoting normal birth, Health Promotion and Reflective practice
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2006.
Title: Iolanthe Midwives Award
| Year: 2006.
|Healy, M.; (2006) Women's Experiences of Postnatal Care: A Meta-Synthesis 2006 Normal Labour and Birth: 3rd research Conference Grange Over Sands, English Lake District, Faculty of Health, University of Central Lancashire, , 07-JUN-06 - 09-JUN-06 [Details]|
Doctoral research completed April 2012, University of Central Lancashire - Rethinking postnatal care: A Heideggerian hermeneutic phenomenological study of postnatal care in Ireland.
Other research interests include: The development and promotion of midwifery practice to promote normal birth and effective postnatal care. Other interests include midwifery decision making, health promotion and reflective practice.