Kath is a New Zealander with 30 years experience in breastfeeding support. Her PhD was on NZ women's experiences of infant feeding. She is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Health and Community Studies, Bournemouth University and a pharmacist.
Professor Jo Alexander
Jo was the project instigator and has been on the Advisory Panel for three DIPEx modules. A midwife for over 30 years, she is Professor of Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Research in the Institute of Health and Community Studies, Bournemouth University.
Maria Salinas is a social anthropologist. She has worked in health research, refugee studies and gender relations in the academic and voluntary sectors for the last fifteen years. She obtained her D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 2000. In 2014 Maria conducted, analysed and added 7 new interviews and updated the site as part of the ongoing updating programme (2015).
Founder, Best Beginnings
Midwifery Lecturer, Institute of Health & Community Studies, Bournemouth University
Department of Health (England), National Infant Feeding Advisor (For first part of project)
Dr Louise Locock (Research Buddy)
University Research Lecturer, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Dr Pat Hoddinott
GP and Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Centre For Rural Health, University of Aberdeen
Dr Sue Ziebland (Co-Chair)
Research Director, Health Experiences Research Group, Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford.
Dr Valerie King
Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University
Dr Wendy Jones
The Breastfeeding Network
Professional Policy Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives
Lactation Consultant, Bosom Buddies Bournemouth
Professor Jo Alexander (Co-Chair)
Professor of Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Research, Bournemouth University
Professor Les Todres
Professor of Qualitative Research & Psychotherapy, Bournemouth University
Professor Mary Renfrew
Director, Mother and Infant Research Unit, University of York
Policy Researcher, National Childbirth Trust
Infant Feeding Specialist, Breastfeeding Clinic/Human Milk Bank, John Radcliffe Maternity Hospital, Oxford
Infant Feeding Advisor, Lecturer Practitioner, Portsmouth Hospital Trust and Bournemouth University
La Leche League Great Britain
Association of Breastfeeding Mothers
We would like to thank the women and men who participated in this research, all those who helped us find them, including lay breastfeeding supporters and health professionals, and others who provided technical and logistical support.
We would also like to thank Dr Sharon Dixon, who is a GP and medical advisor for the Health Experience Research Group, for her advice and support in updating this section in 2015.
Centre for Qualitative Research, Bournemouth University
Institute of Health & Community Studies, Bournemouth University
WOMen, Babies & their families (WOMB) Programmatic Research Group