The Centre for Maternal and Child Health carries out high quality research that aims to improve the health and care of women, children, families and communities.
In the Centre we recognise the close relationship between maternal and child health and the role of health services and the community in promoting population health. Our research is interdisciplinary and draws on a range of approaches to provide rigorous evidence to inform maternal and child healthcare, policy and practice.
The Centre has international partnerships with researchers in Europe, Scandinavia, South America, Africa, Australia and India. We also have links with professional, voluntary and service user organisations, and local services through which our research has informed healthcare policy and services. Working with midwifery and nursing education at City, University of London, enables rapid transfer of knowledge from research into education and practice.
The Centre comprises academic and research staff as well as doctoral students from a range of clinical, social science and health science backgrounds. Since 2008, the Centre has been engaged in current and recent projects to the value of >£10million, through research grants, consultancy and project work, and has a high profile of research outputs.
PhD students and MSc students are currently carrying out a number of research projects on topics in our research areas of models of maternity care, perinatal mental health, education and community health, and public health, social diversity and inequalities in maternal and child health.
Examples of current research projects are on maternity care in Malawi, screening mothers and fathers for birth-related PTSD, how mothers and babies perceive emotional expressions, online therapy for perinatal psychological problems, teenage parenthood, and supporting adolescent mothers to breastfeed.
Learn more about our Postgraduate Programmes
- Masters in Clinical Research
- Masters in Midwifery
Learn more about our Research Degrees
- Research degrees (PhD/MPhil)
- Health Psychology (DPsych)
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