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Dr Maggie Redshaw

Maggie Redshaw

BA PhD CPsychol


Senior Research Fellow and Social Scientist

Maggie Redshaw undertook a degree in psychology at the University of Manchester. With an MRC studentship and then MRC grant she carried out developmental research on human and great ape infants at University College London. At the Perinatal Research Unit at St Mary's Hospital, London she worked on the effects of pain relief in labour, newborn behaviour and the experience of parents giving birth preterm. While a Research fellow at the Institute of Child Health in the University of Bristol, she carried out national studies on the organisation of neonatal and maternity care. As a Reader in Psychology at UWE Maggie taught developmental and health psychology and continued research on neonatal and children's acute services. She joined the NPEU in 2003.She has led national maternity surveys of women's experience of care and worked closely with the Healthcare Commission (now Care Quality Commission) from 2005, analysing data from these to explore differences in care and outcomes and supported parallel studies with University of Queensland the Queensland Centre for Mothers and Babies. She also worked on staffing and organisation in maternity care as part of the Birthplace in England study. Currently she leads the psychological component in an NIHR programme on the impact and outcomes of information-giving to parents of preterm infants and participates in follow-up of other trials in neonatal care. She edits the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology and is a fellow and a trustee at the Zoological Society of London.

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