Claudia joined City University as a PhD student in October 2013.
Claudia has been a practising midwife (RM) in Austria for almost 20 years. She was awarded her MA Midwifery Practice from Thames Valley University in 2005, which enabled her to take the latest midwifery research to Austria. As such, she has been teaching research knowledge and skills in midwifery education and has been involved in midwifery education curriculum development. She is also an author and member of the editorial staff of the Austrian Midwifery Journal from 2002-12.
Languages: French, German
Austrian Midwifery Board
Claudia is particularly interested in clinical research. Her area of research at City University is the use of vibrating vaginal balls for pelvic floor rehabilitation after childbirth.
Master dissertation: A recommendation to avoid umbilical cord prolapse: Lying down after rupture of membranes until a caregiver confirms a fixed presenting part: What is its prevalence and how does it work in practice?
Supervised by Professor Christine McCourt and Dr Janice Christie (2013/14)/Dr Shashivadan Hirani (2015/16)
- Oblasser, C., McCourt, C. and Hanzal, E. (2016). Vibrating vaginal balls to improve pelvic floor muscle performance in women after childbirth: Preliminary results (recruitment and survey) of a randomised controlled feasibility trial. Journal of Midwifery Science, 4(Supplement 1) .
- Oblasser, C., Mccourt, C., Hanzal, E. and Christie, J. (2015). Vibrating vaginal balls to improve pelvic floor muscle performance in women after childbirth: A protocol for a randomised controlled feasibility trial. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(4), pp. 900–914. doi:10.1111/jan.12868.
- Oblasser, C., Christie, J. and McCourt, C. (2015). Vaginal cones or balls to improve pelvic floor muscle performance and urinary continence in women post partum: A quantitative systematic review. Midwifery, 31(11), pp. 1017–1025. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2015.08.011.
- Oblasser, C., Christie, J. and McCourt, C. (2014). Vaginal cones or balls to improve pelvic floor muscle performance and urinary continence in women postpartum: a quantitative systematic review and meta-analysis protocol. Journal of Advanced Nursing . doi:10.1111/jan.12566.
- Luyben, A.G., Wijnen, H.A.A., Oblasser, C., Perrenoud, P. and Gross, M.M. (2013). The current state of midwifery and development of midwifery research in four European countries. Midwifery, 29(5), pp. 417–424. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2012.10.008.
- Oblasser, C. (2007). A recommendation to avoid umbilical cord prolapse: Lying down after rupture of membranes. Zeitschrift fur Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie, 211(1), pp. 17–22. doi:10.1055/s-2007-960550.