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Mrs Jane Rooney

Mrs Jane Rooney

Telephone: 0151 231 4312

Biography

I am currently Programme Leader for B.A. (Hons) Midwifery and senior midwifery lecturer. I am also International Lead for the midwifery programme. Further roles have included working as a Supervisor of Midwives (SOM) at Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, and clinical shifts in a specialist antenatal clinic.

I have recently obtained funding from LJMU to study for a part-time PhD, my area of research is "Negation in the Childbearing Continuum: An in-depth exploration of women's experiences. I commenced my PhD studies in November 2016.

My area of expertise is working with vulnerable families, public health and safeguarding within midwifery, and I have previously managed a specialist midwifery team with the public health remit.

Degrees

University of Manchester, United Kingdom, M.A., Ethics & Philosophy
University of Manchester, United Kingdom, Professional Studies in Midwifery

Publications

Journal Articles

Mccann MT, Newson L, Burden C, Rooney JS, Charnley MS, Abayomi JC. 2017. A qualitative study exploring midwives' perceptions and knowledge of maternal obesity: Reflecting on their experiences of providing healthy eating and weight management advice to pregnant women Maternal and Child Nutrition, >DOI

Rooney JS. 2004. Listening to the Voice Within Midwifery Matters, :16-16

Rooney JS. 2004. Maternity care in the Maltese Archipelago RCM Midwives Journal, 7 :514-517

McCann M, Newson LM, Burden C, Rooney J, Charnley M, Abayomi J. A qualitative study exploring midwives’ perceptions, knowledge and experiences of providing dietary and weight management advice to pregnant women. Maternal and Child Nutrition,

Reports

Lewis C, Harris J, Forde M, Rooney J. 2016. Maternity Needs Assessment for Cheshire, Merseyside and West Lancashire Final Report. Maternity Needs Assessment for Cheshire, Merseyside and West Lancashire Final Report.

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Other Professional Activity:

Describe the Professional Activities: Co-Organiser Commonwealth Fellowship Scheme for visiting International Fellows 7 Fellows (6 Midwives 1 HV) 4 week visit with LJMU as host

Describe the Professional Activities: British Academy Funded Workshop "Improving Institutional Responses to Maternity protection in Malaysia: Drawing from Maternity Experiences and Practises in the UK" (2016) Middlesex University, London, participant.

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU, Negation in the Childbearing Continuum: An in-depth exploration of women's experiences., Grant value (£): Part time PhD Fees, Duration of research project: 5 years

British Council, Newton Fund, Advancing Maternity protection in Malaysia: Meeting Social Welfare and Business Needs, and Contributing to Economic Development, Grant value (£): 2000, Duration of research project: 1 week

LJMU, A study to explore the experiences of midwives in caring for pregnant women with obesity; a proposal., Julie Abayomi, Margaret Charnley, Jane Rooney Lisa Newson & Mary McCann, Grant value (£): 600, Duration of research project: 10 months

Professional activities

Award:

Award title: Vice Chancellors Award: LJMU Team of the Year 2015, Awarding body: LJMU

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Midwives perceptions, knowledge and experiences of providing nutritional advice to pregnant women with obesity, Conference title: The Nutrition Society: IMidwives knowledge and experiences of providing weight management advice to pregnant women, Place/location of conference: Belfast, UK, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Midwives knowledge and experiences of providing weight management advice to pregnant women, Conference title: The Nutrition Society: Irish Section Conference 2017: What governs what we eat?, Place/location of conference: Belfast, UK, Presentation type: Poster presentation

Title of presentation: Poster: "Midwives knowledge & experiences of providing weight management advice to pregnant women", Conference title: Nutritional Society Conference, Presentation type: Poster presentation

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow, Higher Education Authority (HEA)

Other invited event:

Title of event: RCM Public Health Think Tank, Location: London, Description: The RCM is undertaking A DoH funded project. This project aims to redefine the public health role for maternity services by proposing a new public health model for midwives and MSWs across England. This work falls under Action Area 1 of the NHS England's "Compassion in Practice Implementation Plans" - and aims to contribute to "developing the new public health role for midwives". Results of a survey carried by the University of Cardiff are being analysed and the think tank aims to generate ideas from a wide group of professionals and users with a public health remit.

Other Professional Activity:

Describe the Professional Activities: Co-Organiser Commonwealth Fellowship Scheme for visiting International Fellows 7 Fellows (6 Midwives 1 HV) 4 week visit with LJMU as host

Describe the Professional Activities: Co-Leader delegation from School of NAH to Uganda June 2017

Describe the Professional Activities: British Academy Funded Workshop "Improving Institutional Responses to Maternity protection in Malaysia: Drawing from Maternity Experiences and Practises in the UK" (2016) Middlesex University, London, participant.

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU, Travel Expenses for Doctoral Study Day at the British Library, Grant value (£): £100, Duration of research project: 5 years part time

LJMU, Negation in the Childbearing Continuum: An in-depth exploration of women's experiences., Grant value (£): Part time PhD Fees, Duration of research project: 5 years

British Council, Newton Fund, Advancing Maternity protection in Malaysia: Meeting Social Welfare and Business Needs, and Contributing to Economic Development, Grant value (£): 2000, Duration of research project: 1 week

LJMU, A study to explore the experiences of midwives in caring for pregnant women with obesity; a proposal., Julie Abayomi, Margaret Charnley, Jane Rooney Lisa Newson & Mary McCann, Grant value (£): 600, Duration of research project: 10 months

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: P.G. Cert in H.E. (NMC)