Ruth Deery - University of the West of Scotland
Professor of Maternal Health
-University of the West of Scotland
Telephone - 07720 948535
Research InterestsOrganisational culture and/or change and workforce development; using action research and appreciative inquiry to initiate change especially in the National Health Service; critical ethnography to explore cultures.
Family interventions and working relationships
Relationality, especially the midwife-mother relationship and relationships between midwives and obstetricians; professional identities.
The work of midwives in birth centres and alongside midwife-led units
The sociology of health and illness; emotion work within health and social care and across the public sector; critical understandings of obesity;
The support needs of midwives; professional/clinical supervision; supporting birthing women using hypnobirthing as an intervention