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Catherine Collins

Senior Lecturer

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Catherine Collins I have been a qualified midwife for 15 years and have worked across London and Newcastle in several different areas of midwifery including delivery suite, community caseloading practice specialising in homebirth and women with serious mental health conditions, and as a Sure Start Midwife. Prior to working here at Northumbria, I worked as a research midwife at the RVI in Newcastle where I co-ordinated and managed a diverse range of research projects, as well as developing and conducting a case-control study examining women’s long term risk of cardiovascular disease after pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction.

I completed an MSc in Reproductive and Sexual Health Research in 2008 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine where the focus of my project was postnatal depression amongst refugee, migrant and asylum seeker women in the UK.

My research interests include the experiences of maternity care for refugee, asylum seeking and migrant women; maternity care service improvements for vulnerable women, particularly migrant women or those trafficked to the UK for domestic servitude or sexual exploitation.


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Room G206, Coach Lane Campus West
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


  • Midwifery BSc (Hons) September 01 2015
  • Research Methods MSc July 01 2008
  • History BA (Hons) July 01 1999
  • Midwife Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2015
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA


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