Dr Laura Goodwin

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About me

In 2011 I graduated with a BSc in Applied Psychology from Cardiff University. During my placement year, I worked within a Learning Disabilities Team, where I carried out some qualitative work exploring the experiences of staff working in residential settings for young adults with learning disabilities. I also carried out a piece of work with family members to understand experiences of personal care planning. 

After my degree I spent a year working with children and young adults with Autism in a residential school. I then went on to complete a PhD in Nursing and Midwifery; combining my research interests of psychology and maternal/neonatal health. My PhD involved an ethnographic study of the midwife-woman relationship for migrant Pakistani women and midwives in South Wales (interviews, observations and documentary analysis). 

I spent the next 4 years working on midwifery and maternal health projects (including ethnic inequalities in pregnancy outcomes, place of birth, maternity triage and waterbirth). This involved a mix of qualitative and quantitative projects, including service evaluations. 

I am now a Senior Research Fellow in Emergency Care at UWE Bristol. I work on a variety of projects involving in-hospital cardiac arrest, the use of TXA in trauma patients, prehospital birth, and end-of life care. 

Area of expertise

Qualitative research methods
Ethnic inequalities in maternal/perinatal outcomes
Urgent and emergency care
Pre-hospital research
Maternal Health
Place of Birth


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