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Portrait of Amy Delicate

Amy Delicate

Research Student

School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing

Contact

Postal address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Overview

Amy is a PhD student in the Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research Group. Amy joined in October 2015 on a matched funded PhD studentship with the City University of London and NCT. Amy works as an NCT Antenatal Teacher facilitating education and support to parents in the West Midlands.

Research overview
Amy’s current research aims to understand the impact of childbirth-related post-traumatic stress disorder on a couple’s relationships and best practice for required support.

Research areas
- Postnatal posttraumatic stress disorder
- Couple relationships in the transition to parenthood

Research centre
- Centre for Maternal and Child Health Research

PhD Supervisors
- Professor Susan Ayers (City University of London)
- Dr Sarah McMullen (NCT, London)

Qualifications

  1. BSc (Hons) Production and Operations Management, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom, Jan 1997 – Jan 2000

Publications

Internet publications (2)

  1. Ayers, S. and Delicate, A. (2016). Recognising and acting on perinatal mental health.
  2. Delicate, (2015). Reflection points of dealing with birth trauma.

Journal articles (5)

  1. Delicate, A., Ayers, S. and McMullen, S. (2020). Health-care practitioners’ assessment and observations of birth trauma in mothers and partners. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology pp. 1–13. doi:10.1080/02646838.2020.1788210.
  2. Delicate, A. and Coates, R. (2019). Highlights from the 39th Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology conference, London 2019. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 37(5), pp. 453–454. doi:10.1080/02646838.2019.1673566.
  3. Delicate, A., Ayers, S. and McMullen, S. (2018). A systematic review and meta-synthesis of the impact of becoming parents on the couple relationship. Midwifery, 61, pp. 88–96. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2018.02.022.
  4. Delicate, A., Ayers, S., Easter, A. and McMullen, S. (2018). The impact of childbirth-related post-traumatic stress on a couple’s relationship: a systematic review and meta-synthesis. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 36(1), pp. 102–115. doi:10.1080/02646838.2017.1397270.
  5. Delicate, A. (2016). Another twinkle in the eye: contemplating another pregnancy after perinatal mental illness. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 34(3), pp. 324–325. doi:10.1080/02646838.2016.1175553.

Poster

  1. Delicate, A review and meta-synthesis of the impact of traumatic childbirth on couples' relationships. Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 2016.