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    Research Statement

    Professor Fiona Alderdice holds a Chair in Perinatal Health and Well-being. Her long standing programme of research aim is to explore and enhance the health, wellbeing and experience of care of women and children. More specifically the Parent and Baby LAB programme, which Professor Alderdice co-ordinates, aims to develop innovations that ultimately lead to high quality low-cost effective assessment of psychosocial function of women during pregnancy and in the family after birth. Furthermore, the work of the LAB aims to identify and develop simple low cost interventions that enhance family well-being and infant development.


    Leadership Roles (QUB)

    Strand Lead on What Works for Families in the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation

    Member of the School Research Committe


    Leadership Roles (External)

    Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology

    Editorial Board Texto and Contexto Enfermagem, 

    Member of Research Governance Committee Belfast Health and Sociial Care Trust

    Member of the Steering Committee for the MRC Stem Cell Bank



    Undergraduate Evidence Based Nursing Level 3

    On faculty of the European School of Oncology Masterclass on systematic reviews in cancer care, guidelines and research (10-14 June 2016)


    Current Studies

    (PI)Birth NI: Northern Ireland Survey of Women's Experiences of Maternity Care. Funded by  PHA R&D Division

    (PI) Evaluation of the Tiny Start Programme Funded by Big Lottery

    (PI) Neonatal Intensive Care Outcomes, Research and Evaluation database (NICORE). Funded by PHA

    (PI) Caring for premature babies after they go home: development of an online resource. Funded by TinyLife

    (CoPI with Geraldine Macdonald University of Bristol) Pilot RCT of the New Baby Programme Funded by PHA R&D Division

    (Network Board and Belfast PI) Perinatal Ireland - an ultrasound consortium Funded by HRB


    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    Professor Alderdice is open to PhD applications in the fields of:
    - Health and wellbeing of parents and babies around the time of birth and during the early years of childhood

    Frequent Journals

    • Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology

      ISSNs: 0264-6838

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-672X


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.33 SJR 0.557 SNIP 0.688


    • Midwifery

      ISSNs: 0266-6138

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1532-3099

      Churchill Livingstone

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 1.88 SJR 0.953 SNIP 1.078


    • Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)

      ISSNs: 1469-493X, 1361-6137

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1469-493X

      John Wiley and Sons Ltd

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 4.53 SJR 2.347 SNIP 1.951


    • British Journal of Midwifery

      ISSNs: 0969-4900

      MA Healthcare Ltd

      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 0.3 SJR 0.25 SNIP 0.348


    • Diabetic Medicine

      ISSNs: 0742-3071

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1464-5491


      Scopus rating (2017): CiteScore 2.66 SJR 1.628 SNIP 1.202


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