Dr Kayleigh Sheen

School of Psychology

I joined Liverpool John Moores University, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology as a Lecturer in Psychology in March 2018. Prior to this, I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology (2010) and PhD in Psychology (2014) at the University of Sheffield.

My research interests focus broadly on psychology in the context of childbirth, including the perspectives of women throughout the perinatal period and maternity staff. I am currently involved in research investigating women’s fears or anxieties related to giving birth (tokophobia), and with an on-going programme of research examining the impact of work-related trauma on midwives and medical professionals.

Degrees

2014, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, PhD
2010, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, BSc

Journal article

Slade P, Balling K, Houghton G, Sheen K. 2021. A new scale for fear of childbirth: The Fear of Childbirth Questionnaire (FCQ) Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Slade P, Sheen K, Weeks A, Wray S, De Pascalis L, Lunt K, Bedwell C, Thompson B, Hill J, Sharp H. 2021. Do stress and anxiety in early pregnancy affect the progress of labor: Evidence from the Wirral Child Health and Development Study ACTA OBSTETRICIA ET GYNECOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, DOI Author Url Public Url

Jomeen J, Martin CR, Jones C, Marshall C, Ayers S, Burt K, Frodsham L, Horsch A, Midwinter D, O’Connell M, Shakespeare J, Sheen K, Thomson G. 2020. Tokophobia and fear of birth: a workshop consensus statement on current issues and recommendations for future research Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, :1-14 DOI Author Url Public Url

Slade P, Balling K, Sheen K, Houghton G. 2020. Identifying fear of childbirth in a UK population: qualitative examination of the clarity and acceptability of existing measurement tools in a small UK sample BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 20 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Slade P, Sheen K, Goodfellow L, Rymer J, Spiby H, Weeks A. 2020. Authors' reply re: Work-related post-traumatic stress symptoms in obstetricians and gynaecologists: findings from INDIGO, a mixed-methods study with a cross-sectional survey and in-depth interviews. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 127 :911 DOI Author Url

Slade P, Balling K, Sheen K, Goodfellow L, Rymer J, Spiby H, Weeks A. 2020. Work‐related post‐traumatic stress symptoms in obstetricians and gynaecologists: findings from INDIGO a mixed methods study with a cross‐sectional survey and in‐depth interviews BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 127 :600-608 DOI Author Url 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

Nightingale S, Spiby H, Sheen KS, Slade P. 2018. Posttraumatic stress symptomatology following exposure to perceived traumatic perinatal events within the midwifery profession: The impact of trait emotional intelligence Journal of Advanced Nursing, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sheen KS, Slade P. 2018. Examining the content and moderators of women's fears for giving birth: A meta-synthesis Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27 :2523-2535 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Nightingale S, Spiby H, Sheen K, Slade P. 2018. The impact of emotional intelligence in health care professionals on caring behaviour towards patients in clinical and long-term care settings: Findings from an integrative review International Journal of Nursing Studies, 80 :106-117 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Slade P, Pais T, Fairlie F, Simpson A, Sheen K. 2016. The development of the Slade-Pais Expectations of Childbirth Scale (SPECS) JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE AND INFANT PSYCHOLOGY, 34 :495-510 DOI Author Url Public Url

Sheen K, Spiby H, Slade P. 2016. What are the characteristics of perinatal events perceived to be traumatic by midwives? MIDWIFERY, 40 :55-61 DOI Author Url Public Url

Sheen K, Spiby H, Slade P. 2016. The experience and impact of traumatic perinatal event experiences in midwives: A qualitative investigation INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, 53 :61-72 DOI Author Url Public Url

Sheen K, Slade P. 2015. The efficacy of 'debriefing' after childbirth: Is there a case for targeted intervention? JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE AND INFANT PSYCHOLOGY, 33 :308-320 DOI Author Url Public Url

Sheen K, Spiby H, Slade P. 2015. Exposure to traumatic perinatal experiences and posttraumatic stress symptoms in midwives: Prevalence and association with burnout INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NURSING STUDIES, 52 :578-587 DOI Author Url Public Url

Sheen K, Slade P, Spiby H. 2014. An integrative review of the impact of indirect trauma exposure in health professionals and potential issues of salience for midwives JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 70 :729-743 DOI Author Url Public Url

Slade P, Sheen KS, Collinge S, Butters J, Spiby H. A programme for the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder in midwifery (POPPY): indications of effectiveness from a feasibility study European Journal of Psychotraumatology, DOI Author Url Public Url

Slade P, Balling K, Sheen K, Houghton G. Establishing a valid construct of fear of childbirth: Findings from in-depth interviews with women and midwives BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, DOI Author Url Public Url

Slade P, Sheen K, Collinge S, Butters J, Spiby H. Acceptability of a programme for the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder in midwifery: a qualitative investigation with midwives and midwifery managers following feasibility testing Midirs Midwifery Digest, Public Url

Editorial/letter to the editor

Slade P, Sheen K, Goodfellow L, Spiby H, Weeks A. 2020. Authors' reply re: Work‐related post‐traumatic stress symptoms in obstetricians and gynaecologists: findings from INDIGO, a mixed methods study with a cross‐sectional survey and in‐depth interviews BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DOI

Sheen K, Slade P. A grounded theory approach describes both individual and external factors implicated in processing a work-related traumatic event in midwives and obstetricians. Evidence-Based Nursing, DOI Author Url

Slade P, Sheen K, Goodfellow L, Rymer J, Spiby H, Weeks A. Authors' reply re: Work‐related post‐traumatic stress symptoms in obstetricians and gynaecologists: findings from INDIGO, a mixed methods study with a cross–sectional survey and in‐depth interviews BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DOI Author Url

Chapters

Slade P, Sheen KS, Spiby H. 2017. Vicarious Traumatization in Maternity Care Providers Biopsychosocial Factors in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Cambridge University Press 9781107120143 DOI

Other

Slade P, Pais T, Fairlie F, Simpson A, Sheen K. 2017. Slade–Pais Expectations of Childbirth Scale DOI

Conference presentation:

A programme for the prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in midwifery (POPPY): preliminary indications of effectiveness from a feasibility study, Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology's 38th Annual Conference, Lodz, Poland, Oral presentation.

Identifying fear of childbirth in a UK population: Examination of the clarity, acceptability and content validity of existing measurement tools., Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology's 38th Annual Conference, Oral presentation.

What do midwives and their managers think about POPPY (Programme for the prevention of posttraumatic stress disorder in midwifery): Findings from a feasibility study., Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology's 38th Annual Conference, Lodz, Poland, Flash Poster Presentation.

External committees:

Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Registered Charity (No 1013235), Communications Officer, committee member, https://srip.org/.

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