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Summary: Midwifery and maternity research
Location: Baines Wing
Tomasina is a lecturer and researcher in Maternal Health Care teaching a range of undergraduate midwifery and Masters Programmes. She welcomes enquires regarding postgraduate research at Masters or PhD level. Throughout her career she has maintained a close connection to clinical practice and strongly advocates the integration of research, education and clinical practice. The experience and outcomes for women and their families who access maternity care will be enhanced by inspiring students and midwives to translate research into practice and be involved in the generation of new knowledge.
Her main research interest is in improving perinatal outcome, specifically stillbirth prevention and the impact of maternal psychosocial wellbeing. She was the Principal Investigator for TASS (the Auckland Stillbirth Study) which first identified the potential role of maternal sleep position and risk of late stillbirth and continues to be involved in research and professional activity that focusses on stillbirth prevention. Other research interests include inequalities in perinatal outcome, the importance of social support in pregnancy and the way in which the organisation of maternity services can impact on perinatal outcome.
Tomasina has extensive clinical experience in midwifery, and has worked in England, Australia and New Zealand. Her most recent clinical role was as a Consultant Midwife in Mid Yorkshire. The focus of care has been on promoting and supporting personalised maternity care and the role of the midwife in Public Health.