Clare Maxwell

Nursing and Allied Health

I am a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery with an interest in all things maternity related. I am an active researcher, currently undertaking research surrounding conscientious objection to abortion. I am a Technical Advisor for the WHO collaboration centre, Public Health England, with a keen interest in infant feeding and maternity. I undertook my PhD on Bottle Refusal by Breastfed Babies.

Degrees

LJMU, United Kingdom, PhD
Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, MSc

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer Midwifery, Midwifery, Liverpool John Moores University, 2004 - present

Journal article

Maxwell C, Ramsayer B, Fleming V. 2022. It's about finding a balance…exploring conscientious objection to abortion with UK midwives Midwifery, 112 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Maxwell C, McKendrick J, Hanlon C, Penson P, Fleming V. 2021. Exploring pharmacists' views surrounding conscientious objection to abortion and implications in practice. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Maxwell C, Ramsayer B, Hanlon C, McKendrick J, Fleming V. 2020. Examining Researchers’ Pre-Understandings as a Part of the Reflexive Journey in Hermeneutic Research International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Maxwell C, Fleming KM, Fleming V, Porcellato L. 2020. UK mothers' experiences of bottle refusal by their breastfed baby. Maternal and Child Nutrition, :e13047-e13047 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Fleming V, Maxwell C, Ramsayer B. 2020. Accommodating conscientious objection in the midwifery workforce: a ratio-data analysis of midwives, birth and late abortions in 18 European countries in 2016. Human Resources for Health, 18 DOI Author Url Public Url

Harris J, Germain J, Maxwell C, Mackay S. 2020. The Ethical Implications of Collecting Data from Online Health Communities SAGE Research Methods Cases: Medicine and Health, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Spiby H, Sheen KS, Collinge S, Maxwell C, Pollard K, Slade P. 2018. Preparing midwifery students for traumatic workplace events: findings from the poppy (programme for the prevention of posttraumatic stress disorder in midwifery) feasibility study Nurse Education Today, 71 :226-232 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Germain J, Harris J, Mackay S, Maxwell C. 2017. Why Should We Use Online Research Methods? Four Doctoral Health Student Perspectives. Qualitative Health Research, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Maxwell C, Sprawson E. 2017. EXPECTANT MANAGEMENT FOR PREMATURE PRE-LABOUR RUPTURE OF MEMBRANES 34-36+6 WEEKS A RETURN TO MIDWIFERY-LED CARE MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 27

Dataset

Fleming V, Maxwell C, Morecroft C. 2021. Understanding the extent of and limitations to conscientious objection by health care practitioners to abortion DOI Public Url

Fleming V, Maxwell C, Hanlon C, McKendrick J. Understanding the extent of and limitations to conscientious objection by health care practitioners to abortion: interview data Publisher Url

Poster

Sprawson E, Maxwell C. 2016. Women’s experiences of satisfaction with birth following induction of labour for postdates pregnancy: an interpretive phenomenological study Royal College Of Midwives Conference, Harrogate

Maxwell C. 2016. Bottle refusal by breastfed babies: A mixed methods study exploring mother’s experiences and the support they receive Royal Colle of Midwives Conference

Maxwell C. 2016. I loved Breastfeeding but..... A UK online survey of mothers' experiences of bottle refusal Liverpool John Moores University, Faculty Research Conference

Maxwell C, Corlett S. 2015. Grand Designs: a study of student midwives' use of a 'Room Planner' App to create a normal birthing environment Public Url

Conference publication

Maxwell C, Aspinwall-Roberts E. 2015. Follow the Yellow Brick Road – Setting out on the PhD journey LJMU Faculty Research Conference

Maxwell C, corlett S. 2015. Grand Designs: Students’ use of a ‘Room Planner App’ as a learning tool.

Thesis/Dissertation

Maxwell C. A mixed methods study exploring UK mothers' experiences of bottle refusal by their breastfed baby Porcellato L, Fleming V, Kane R. Public Url

Conference presentation:

Its about finding a balance: UK midwives views on conscientious objection to abortion, All Ireland Maternity and Midwifery Festival, Dublin, Ireland, Oral presentation. 2022

An online questionnaire investigating UK mothers' experiences of bottle refusal by breastfed babies, 9th International Conference on Nutrition and Growth, Virtual, Poster presentation. 2022

UK Mothers' experiences of bottle refusal by their breastfed baby, National institute for health visitors evidence-based practice, online, Oral presentation. 2021

Easing the conflict of conscientious objection to abortion, Liverpool Peace Symposium, Online, Oral presentation. 2021

. Expectant Management for Premature Pre-Labour Rupture of Membranes 34-36+6 Weeks: A Return to Midwifery-Led Care, RCM Conference, Harrogate, Poster presentation. 2021

Striving for Perfection: Investigating predictors of stress and anxiety in pre-registration nursing and midwifery students, RCN Education Forum National Conference, Virtual, Oral presentation. 2021

Mothers' experiences of Bottle Refusal by their Breastfed Baby, Royal Society Of Medicine: Maternity and the Newborn . Infant feeding: Polices, politics and best practice, Royal Society Of Medicine: London, Oral presentation. 2018

I loved breastfeeding but…..A UK online survey investigating mothers’ experiences of bottle refusal by their breastfed baby, RCM Conference, Harrogate, Poster presentation. 2016

Grand Designs: a study of student midwives’ use of a room planner App to create a birthing environment, RCM conference, Telford, Poster presentation. 2015

Follow the Yellow Brick Road: setting out on the PHD Journey, LJMU Faculty Research Conference, Oral presentation. 2015

Grand Designs: a study of student midwives’ use of a room planner App to create a birthing environment’, Innovations in Midwifery Education Conference Bournemouth University, Bournemouth University, Oral presentation. 2015

Other invited event:

East Lancashire Maternity BFI Champions meeting, Online, Presentation of research around bottle refusal by breastfed babies. 2022

Lancashire Health Visitors group, Online, Presenatation of research on: Uk Mothers' experiences of bottle refusal by their breastfed baby. 2021

Lancashire and South Lancs Infant feeding network, online, Presentation of research: UK Mothers' experiences of bottle refusal by breastfed babies. 2021

External committees:

India Birth Network, University of Liverpool, Sanyu Research Centre, Member, https://sanyuresearch.org/indian-birth-network-improving-care-for-all/. 2022

WHO Collaboration Centre, Public Health Nursing and Midwifery, PHE, Technical Advisor, https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/Health-systems/nursing-and-midwifery/partners/who-collaborating-centres/who-collaborating-centre-for-public-health-nursing-and-midwifery. 2021

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

Liverpool John Moores University, PhD, Health Volunteers knowledge of diabetes in Thailand. 2021

Research Grants Awarded:

Public Health England, Implementation and evaluation of a child weight e-learning toolkit (HealthyWEY) for maternity and health visiting workforces, Watson, P M, Foweather, L, Maxwell C, Porcellato, L, Timpson H, Harrison J, Wolfenden B, Isaac N, Bradbury D, Abayomi J, Hassan S, Chisholm A, Nugent M, Grant value (£): 105042.31, Duration of research project: 9 months. 2021

NIHR, Exploring alternative ways to feed a health breastfed baby breastmilk, Valerie Fleming, Grant value (£): 250.00. 2020

Liverpool PCT, 2 Day Breastfeeding Training & Updates, Una Goodall, Grant value (£): 20,000. 2011

External collaboration:

Nursing Research Foundation/ The Finnish Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care: A Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence / WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Asemamiehenkatu 2, 00520 Helsinki, FINLAND, Heidi Parisod and Arja Holopainen,. 2021

External PGR examinations performed:

Salford, PhD, Exploring Cultural Competence as a learning outcome of midwifery international placements in Uganda. 2020

Award:

PhD Studentship, Liverpool John Moores Univesrity. 2015

Msc Scholarship, Florence Nightingale Foundation. 2000

Teaching qualification:

Post Graduate Certificate IN Higher Education - Distinction. 2006

Conference organisation:

International Conference 'Diabetes and Pregnancy' Saint Mary's Hospital Manchester, Organiser, presenter. 2003

Membership of professional bodies:

Registered Midwife, Nursing and Midwifery Council. 1996

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