Researcher profile for Lorna Davies
I have been a midwife for over three decades and I have worked in midwifery education for 27 years both in the UK and in Aotearoa (17 years). I did my Masters (MA Women’s Studies) in the late 1990’s where I explored Inquiry Based Learning as a feminist pedagogy and completed my PhD where I explored the place of sustainability as a concept in midwifery practice in 2017. I have additionally been involved in a number of research projects over the years and would list my research interests as:-
• sustainability in midwifery/healthcare
• sustainability literacy
• interprofessional education
• workforce issues in midwifery.
My specialist areas in the research field are:-
• Qualitative Research
• Action Research (with a particular focus on Participatory AR)
• Thematic Analysis (particularly reflexive TA)
• Theory – Actor- Network theory
Davies, L. (2021) Last chance saloon or a ray of hope? COP26 climate change and midwifery practice. Blog post, Maternity and Midwifery Forum, 31st October.
Davis, D. L., Creedy, D. K., Bradfield, Z., Newnham, E., Atchan, M., Davies, L., McAra-Couper, Graham, K., Griffiths, C., Sweet, L. & Stulz, V. (2021) Development of the Woman-Centred Care Scale- Midwife Self Report (WCCS-MSR). BMC, Pregnancy & Childbirth 21: 523
Lorna Davies, Christine Griffiths
Davies, L., & McDonald, S. (2020) Examination of the Newborn and Neonatal Health (2nd ed) Examination of the Newborn and Neonatal Health (2nd ed), 16 September. ISBN: 9780702079412
Davies, L., Daellenbach, R., & Kensington, M. (2020) Sustainability., Midwifery and Birth Routledge ISBN 9780367259259
Davies, L. (2019) Trust me I’m a Midwife – Corporate Scholarship and Midwifery. Blog post Practising Midwife, https://www.all4maternity.com/trust-me-im-a-midwife-corporate-sponsorship-and-midwifery/
Davies, L. (2019) Sustainability of maternity care in a neo-liberal health environment: the potential of the midwifery model. Chapter 12 in Downe, S. and Byrom,S. (Eds) Squaring the circle: normal birth research in a technological age. 9781780664408 Pinter & Martin Publishers.
Davies, L. and Short, K. (2019) Developing the decision-making skills of student midwives. Chapter 25 in Jefford, E and Jomeen, J. (Eds) Empowering decision making in midwifery: A global perspective. ISBN 9780367027285 Published September 16, 2019 by Routledge
Gilkinson, A., Gray, E., & Davies,L (2019) Working it out: different ways of providing continuity of care. In Continuity of Care in Aotearoa New Zealand
Davies, L., Crowther, S and Hunter, B. (2019) Midwifery continuity of care: Theorising Towards Sustainability. Chapter 11 in Homer, C, Leap, N, Brodie , P, Dahlen H. (Eds) Midwifery Continuity of Care, 2nd Edition, ISBN: 9780729542951, Elsevier. 231-248.
Crowther, S., Deery, R., Daellenbach, R., Davies, L., Gilkison, A., Kensington, M., & Rankin, J. (2019) Joys and challenges of relationships in Scotland and New Zealand rural midwifery: A multicentre study. Women and Birth. 32(1):39-49.
Kensington, M., Rankin, J., Gilkison, A., Daellenbach, R., Crowther, S., Deery, R., & Davies, L. (2018) ‘Living the rural experience-preparation for practice’: The future proofing of sustainable rural midwifery practice through midwifery education. Nurse Education in Practice, 31, 143-150.
Davies, L. (2018) A mindful approach to childbirth education and preparation for childbirth. International Journal of Birth and Parent Education. International Journal of Birth and Parent Education. Vol. 5 (3) pp.3-4