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Name: Reem Saeed Alghamdi, BSN,RN,MSM

Research Theme: Maternal & Child Health

Research Title: Women Experiences of Intrapartum Care During Labour and Delivery at the Childbirth Facilities in Saudi Arabia: A Mixed Methods Study

Research Interests: Women Experiences of Intrapartum Care During Labour and Delivery at the Childbirth Facilities in Saudi Arabia: A Mixed Methods Study.

Supervisors: Dr. Oliver Perra & Dr. Breidge Boyle & Dr. Janine Stockdale


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Personal Bio:

I am working as a teaching assistant in the College of Nursing at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. I obtained a scholarship from King Saud University to complete my PhD degree in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast. I am interested in Midwifery and women's healthcare because I view it as a very practical job that promotes, protects and supports women's reproductive rights while respecting ethnic and cultural diversity. I have completed a Master degree in Midwifery Studies at Middlesex University London. Throughout this journey, I have grown into a better and more knowledgeable individual. While it was hard work, it has also been extremely rewarding. According to my undergraduate, I studied Bachelor of Science in Nursing  for four years and am grateful to have been taught by very motivating faculty. I hope to improve the image and quality of the Midwifery Profession in Saudi Arabia and make a meaningful change in my country.

Project Summary:

Birthing women need to be satisfied and empowered during labour and delivery which depend on respectful maternity care given by health care providers. Therefore, this project aims to explore mother’s experiences of intrapartum care during labour and delivery at health care facilities in Saudi Arabia using a mixed-methods approach to gain a deeper understanding of respectful maternity care.

My Perfect PhD Day

When the writing is done for that day, I make another coffee while discussing the joys and challenges with fellow researchers.




Other Activites

  • A member of the School Research Ethics Committee.
  • A member of UNICEF society on QUB campus.

When I’m not PhDing…

Enjoying life and nature in Northern Ireland. 


Conferences & Publications:

Alghamdi, R. and Jarrett, P. (2016) ‘Experiences of student midwives in the care of women with perinatal loss: A qualitative descriptive study’, British Journal of Midwifery, 24(10), pp. 715–722. doi: 10.12968/bjom.2016.24.10.715.

AlAbdulkarim, L., Villagracia, H., Alghamdi, R., AlZahrani, H., AlSudairi, N., Nouh, N., AlMutairi, A. and Alhaji, K. (2016) ‘A MIXED METHOD APPROACH TO DEVELOP AND VALIDATE A MULTIDISCIPLINARY FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATION OF BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS TO AWARENESS, IMPLEMENTATION, INITIATION AND CONTINUITY OF EXCLUSIVE, BREASTFEEDING IN NEWBORN STAGE IN SAUDI ARABIA’, Abstracts & Proceedings of SOCIOINT 2016- 3rd International Conference on Education, Social Sciences and Humanities, Istanbul, Turkey, (978-605-64453-7-8).