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Anna Horn is currently a PhD research student at the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research under the supervision of Prof Christine McCourt and Dr Susan Bradley. Grounded in the discipline of feminist anthropology, Anna's research is focused on women's experiences of group antenatal care in South Africa where her work is underpinned by transnational feminist, decolonial and critical race theories.
Additionally, Anna is a trained doula and breastfeeding counsellor with over half a decade of experience in the maternal and child health field, ranging from UK national surveillance on pregnant women living with HIV to frontline work on a busy NHS infant feeding team. Anna also works to provide maternity service user perspective for both the National Transformation Programme (MTP) and Midwifery Unit Network (MUNet), particularly on topics impacting Black, Asian and minority ethnic women and birthing people.
Special interests include: cultural safety in maternity care, decolonising global maternal health research, action research and addressing maternal and child health inequalities.
- MSc, University College London, United Kingdom
- BA, William Peace University, United States
English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review) and Spanish - Latin American (can read, write, speak and understand spoken).
- Africa - Southern
Title of thesis: Women's Experiences of Group Antenatal Care in South Africa
Oct 2020 – Sep 2023
Summary of research
Ethnographic research on the experiences of group antenatal care among women in South Africa, particularly those facing complex social factors. Underpinned by feminist methodology and scholar-activism, the research endeavours to evaluate and inform the implementation of group antenatal care through the lens of women's experiences.