Building excellence in maternity care; 'The Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary'

Melanie Haith-Cooper

University of Bradford UK

Mel is a registered nurse and midwife and began working in higher education as a lecturer in Midwifery and Reproductive Health in 1997. Her research interests relate to vulnerable migrants and health care and how to improve access to, experience and outcomes of health services. Starting with my PhD, this has predominantly been around pregnant asylum seeking and refugee women and maternity services. She work closely with voluntary sector organisations on projects co-leading the Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary and is a national trustee for the City of Sanctuary.


Pregnant asylum seeking and refugee (AS&R) women living in the UK tend to have poor underlying physical and mental health and are at an increased risk of negative pregnancy outcomes including perinatal and maternal mortality.... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Melanie Haith-Cooper (University of Bradford UK)
  2. Rose McCarthy (City of Sanctuary)

Topic Area

Maternity care and women's health


OS-2D » OS-2 Midwifery (11:50 - Monday, 30th March, seminar room 4)

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