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Dr Catherine McParlin

Senior Lecturer

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Catherine McParlin

Key Publications

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  • Diet, Physical Activity and Gestational Weight Gain Patterns among Pregnant Women Living with Obesity in the North East of England: The GLOWING Pilot Trial, Heslehurst, N., Flynn, A., Ngongalah, L., McParlin, C., Dalrymple, K., Best, K., Rankin, J., McColl, E. 9 Jun 2021, In: Nutrients
  • The Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation, Alcohol Reduction, Diet and Physical Activity Interventions in Improving Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review of Meta-Analyses, Hayes, L., McParlin, C., Azevedo, L., Jones, D., Newham, J., Olajide, J., McCleman, L., Heslehurst, N. 23 Mar 2021, In: Nutrients
  • The lived experience of staff caring for women in labour who have a BMI ≥40 kg/m2, Fairbairn, S., McParlin, C. 2 Jul 2021, In: British Journal of Midwifery
  • The effectiveness of smoking cessation, alcohol reduction, diet and physical activity interventions in changing behaviours during pregnancy: A systematic review of systematic reviews, Heslehurst, N., Hayes, L., Jones, D., Newham, J., Olajide, J., McLeman, L., McParlin, C., De Brun, C., Azevedo, L. 29 May 2020, In: PLoS One
  • Views, experience and adherence among pregnant women with gestational diabetes participating in a weight loss study (WELLBABE), McParlin, C., Hodson, K., Barnes, A., Taylor, R., Robson, S., Araujo-Soares, V. Feb 2019, In: Diabetic Medicine
  • GestationaL Obesity Weight management: Implementation of National Guidelines (GLOWING): A pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of a guideline implementation intervention for the management of maternal obesity by midwives, Heslehurst, N., Rankin, J., McParlin, C., Sniehotta, F., Howel, D., Rice, S., McColl, E. 9 Feb 2018, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
  • Liver triacylglycerol content and gestational diabetes: effects of moderate energy restriction, Hodson, K., Mann, C., Smith, F., Barnes, A., McParlin, C., Cobelli, C., Robson, S., Araújo-Soares, V., Taylor, R. 1 Feb 2017, In: Diabetologia
  • What helps or hinders midwives to implement physical activity guidelines for obese pregnant women? A questionnaire survey using the Theoretical Domains Framework, McParlin, C., Bell, R., Robson, S., Muirhead, C., Araujo-Soares, V. Jun 2017, In: Midwifery
  • Hyperemesis in Pregnancy Study: a pilot randomised controlled trial of midwife-led outpatient care, McParlin, C., Carrick-Sen, D., Steen, N., Robson, S. 1 May 2016, In: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology: X
  • Treatments for hyperemesis gravidarum and nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: a systematic review and economic assessment, O'Donnell, A., McParlin, C., Robson, S., Beyer, F., Moloney, E., Bryant, A., Bradley, J., Muirhead, C., Nelson-Piercy, C., Newbury-Birch, D., Normal, J., Simpson, E., Swallow, B., Yates, L., Vale, L. 11 Oct 2016, In: Health Technology Assessment

PGR Supervision

  • Sarah Fairbairn Exploring the experiences and care of women in labour who have a BMI of =30kg/m2 Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Emma Clark Newly Qualified Midwives: Emotional wellbeing and retention Start Date: 01/03/2020
  • Deborah Wade To explore how a Closed Facebook group administered by volunteers with breastfeeding training influences women’s breastfeeding experiences, particularly for those women for whom breastfeeding is not their cultural norm. Start Date: 01/10/2019


  • Midwifery PhD September 01 2015
  • Health and Social Research MSc August 31 2005
  • Midwifery DipHE October 03 1994
  • Biochemistry BSc July 08 1989
  • Midwifery 1991

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