Liverpool Skylilne

Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Kayleigh Sheen

Dr Kayleigh Sheen

Telephone: 0151 904 1550

Biography

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

Publications

Journal article

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 >Link >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 >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, >DOI >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 >Link >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 >Link >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 >Link >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 >Link >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 >Link >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 >Link >Public Url

Sheen KS, Slade P. Examining the content and moderators of women's fears for giving birth: A meta-synthesis Journal of Clinical Nursing, >Public Url

Nightingale S, Spiby H, Sheen K, Slade P. ...Post-traumatic stress symptomatology following exposure to perceived traumatic perinatal events within the midwifery profession: the impact of trait emotional intelligence Journal of Advanced Nursing, >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, >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, >Public 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

Editorial/letter to the editor

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,

Engagement & Impact

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

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

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

External committees:

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