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Jane Rooney

Jane Rooney

Telephone: 0151 231 4312

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Biography

I am currently Programme Leader for B.A. (Hons) Midwifery and senior midwifery lecturer. My International work includes my role as International Mobility Coordinator (Allied Health) for the School of Nursing and Allied Health, a recipient of a BJM Award and working collaboratively with Commonwealth Fellowship Award Participants. 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

Academic appointments

International Mobility Coordinator, LJMU, LJMU, 2018 - present
Programme Leader Midwifery, Senior Midwifery Lecturer, School of Nursing & Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2011 - present

Postgraduate training

PG Cert HE (NMC), United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, ? - present

Publications

Journal article

Hassan SM, Leavey C, Rooney JS, Puthussery S. 2020. A qualitative study of healthcare professionals' experiences of providing maternity care for Muslim women in the UK. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 20 :400-400 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Hassan SM, Leavey C, Rooney JS. 2019. Exploring English speaking Muslim women's first-time maternity experiences: a qualitative longitudinal interview study BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 19 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

McCann M, Newson LM, Charnley M, Rooney J, Burden C, Abayomi J. 2018. 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, 14 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

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

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

Conference publication

Charnley MS, McCann MT, Newson L, Rooney JS, Burden C, Abayomi JC. 2017. Midwives perceptions, knowledge and experiences of providing nutritional advice to pregnant women with obesity PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 76 :E80-E80 DOI Author Url

McCann MT, Newson LM, Charnley MS, Rooney JS, Burden C, Abayomi JC. 2017. Midwives' knowledge and experiences of providing weight management advice to pregnant women PROCEEDINGS OF THE NUTRITION SOCIETY, 76 :E90-E90 DOI Author Url

Report

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

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. 2016

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. 2016

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. 2016

Other Professional Activity:

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..

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

Professional activities

Conference presentation:

Midwives knowledge and experiences of providing weight management advice to pregnant women, The Nutrition Society: Irish Section Conference 2017: What governs what we eat?, Belfast, UK, Poster presentation. 2017

Midwives perceptions, knowledge and experiences of providing nutritional advice to pregnant women with obesity, The Nutrition Society: IMidwives knowledge and experiences of providing weight management advice to pregnant women, Belfast, UK, Oral presentation. 2017

Poster: "Midwives knowledge & experiences of providing weight management advice to pregnant women", Nutritional Society Conference, Poster presentation. 2017

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. 2017

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. 2016

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. 2016

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. 2016

Other invited event:

RCM Public Health Think Tank, London, 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.. 2015

Award:

Vice Chancellors Award: LJMU Team of the Year 2015, LJMU. 2015

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow, Higher Education Authority (HEA). 2014

Teaching qualification:

P.G. Cert in H.E. (NMC). 2013

Other Professional Activity:

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..

Co-Leader delegation from School of NAH to Uganda June 2017.

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