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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.
Memberships of professional organisations
- Austrian Midwifery Board
- Luegmair, K., Zenzmaier, C., Oblasser, C. and König-Bachmann, M. (2018). Women's satisfaction with care at the birthplace in Austria: Evaluation of the Babies Born Better survey national dataset. Midwifery, 59, pp. 130–140. doi:10.1016/j.midw.2018.01.003.
- 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., 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., 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. (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.