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Maternal and Child Health



Dr McNeill’s research focuses on exploring and evaluating the links between pregnancy, birth or the postnatal period and the resultant clinical or social outcomes with a particular emphasis on public health.

Jenny’s research also includes midwifery education; using and understanding review evidence and the preparation of midwives for public health roles.

The objective of this research is to generate new understanding of how clinical outcomes in maternity care may be optimized and how midwifery education may contribute to improving practice.

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Dr McNeill is open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Maternal and child health and midwifery specifically in relation to practice, education or improving clinical outcomes

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

Dr Jennifer McNeill

Dr McNeil is the Lead Midwife in the School of Nursing and Midwifery





Research students

PhD Title: Investigating the Feasibility of a Music Intervention in Pregnancy to Minimise Stress and Anxiety

Name: Kyrsten Corbijn van Willenswaard
Years of Study: 2015-2018
Country: NI

PhD Title: The role of the health visitor in working towards positive outcomes for neonatal graduates and their families: developing a home-based, early intervention for preterm infants

Name: Emma McCall
Years of Study: 2015-2020
Country: NI

PhD Title: Doctorate in Midwifery Practice title: Midwifery Peer Assisted Learning and Support

Name: Jean Carragher
Years of Study: 2014-2018
Country: Ireland

PhD Title: Strengthening Midwifery Leadership

Name: Elizabeth Bannon
Years of Study: 2014-2018
Country: NI

Alumni: where are they now?

Anita Byrne

PhD Title: Doctorate in Midwifery Practice title: A mixed method evaluation of enquiry based learning (EBL) within undergraduate midwifery education in Ireland

Years of Study: 2011-2016
Country: Ireland
Current position: Lecturer/Acting Midwifery Programme Director DKIT

Esther Reid

PhD Title: Macrosomia in uncomplicated pregnancies : an investigation of physical activity, maternal nutrition and women's experiences

Years of Study: 2009-2012
Country: NI
Current position: Lecturer Midwifery (Education), QUB

Nungruetai Kanchantar

PhD Title: The implementation and evaluation of a cross-faculty collaboration to develop an innovative entrepreneurship training programme for nurses in Thailand

Years of Study: 2009-2015
Country: Thailand
Current position: Lecturer, Assumption University Thailand

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