Caroline Joy Hollins Martin - Napier University

Caroline Joy Hollins Martin

Professor in Maternal Health
-Napier University

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Bio

Caroline J Hollins Martin is a Professor in Maternal Health at Edinbutgh Napier University in Scotland (UK). Her background has encompassed a career in women’s reproductive health that spans 30 years; the first 11 of these were spent as a clinical midwife in Ayrshire (Scotland) and 19 teaching and researching women’s reproductive health within universities. Caroline is a NMC Registered Midwife and Lecturer/Practice Educator and a graduate in Psychology (MBPsS). Recent research interests lie in developing instruments for midwives to use in clinical practice. For example, the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R), which can be used to assess mothers’ perceptions of their birth experience. Amongst a myriad of topics, Caroline is also interested in bereavement and ability of clinical practitioners to sustain compassion provision across time in clinical practice. To date, Caroline has published 64 papers, 3 books, 6 book chapters, and has guest edited 3 special edition journals.

Research Interests

Recent research interests lie in developing instruments for midwives to use in clinical practice. For example, the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R), which can be used to assess mothers’ perceptions of their birth experience. Amongst a myriad of topics, main interests lie in bereavement care and ability of clinical practitioners to sustain compassion provision across time in clinical practice.

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