Caroline Hollins-Martin
Caroline HollinsMartin

Prof Caroline Hollins-Martin PhD MPhil BSc RGN RM Cert Ed

Professor

Biography

Caroline J Hollins Martin is a Professor of Maternal Health and has a background that has encompassed a career in women’s reproductive health that spans 30 years; the first 11 of these were spent as a clinical midwife in Ayrshire (Scotland) and 24 teaching and researching women’s reproductive health within universities. Caroline is an NMC Registered Midwife and Lecturer/Practice Educator. She is also a graduate and post graduate in psychology and a Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS). Caroline holds copywrite for the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R), which is available free of charge at: https://www.bss-r.co.uk OR by emailing c.hollinsmartin@napier.ac.uk
The BSS-R is recommended as the key global clinical measure of birth satisfaction by the ICHOM Standard Set for Pregnancy And Childbirth: www.ichom.org/medical-conditions/pregnancy-and-childbirth/
If you would like to work with Caroline's team on a language specific translation and validation of a country specific BSS-R, please contact her.

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • I represent the role of midwife for the Turners Syndrome Support Society. This role has involved presenting invited papers, chairing sessions and discussion groups with women with Turner’s syndrome and their families at their annual meeting in Chorley eac
  • I chaired the steering group that directed management of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Greater Manchester. Co-project between New Step for African Community (NESTAC), NHS clinics, primary care, community services, midwives, and the University of Salf

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • I organised and chaired 9 study days for the workforce confederation in conjunction with the Department of Health Science at the University of York
  • I was a chair at the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) 30th Triennial Congress (Prague Congress Centre).

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editor: Special Edition: innovative developments and debates for midwifery education in practice. Nurse Education in Practice. 12(5) 239-300.
  • Editor: Special edition: women’s health and maternity care issues. Midwifery Matters. Issue no. 120.
  • Editor: Special edition: women’s health and maternity care issues. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing. Issue no. 952.
  • Journal Editorial Advisory Board : Scientific Basis of Healthcare: AIDS and Pregnancy. Science Publishers: Enfield UK.
  • Journal Editorial Advisory Board : Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Angina. Science Publishers: Enfield UK.
  • Associate editor for the maternal health section of Nurse Education and Practice (NEP).
  • Journal Editorial Advisory Board : Biomarkers in Disease: Methods, Discoveries and Applications. Science Publishers: Enfield UK.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Find a PhD Postgraduate Award
  • Prof Dianne Morrison-Beedy was a Fullbright scholar from the US who travelled to work with me in the School of Health and Social Care at ENU for 6 months.
  • Working on an NIHR project in Malawi, which looks at effective prevention and treatment of preterm birth.
  • Class prize for top academic student on my RGN nursing programme

 

Media Activity

  • BBC TV show at media city in Salford. I presented for 5 minutes in a documentary - “How I became a midwife”:Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOwlqqh1WCw

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • I attained status as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Educationn Academy (HEA)

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • Candidate (External) Tanya J Connell - University of Sydney: The Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Candidate (External) Robert Laing - Murdoch University (West Australia)
  • Candidate (External) Geraldine Butcher - The University of the West of Scotland
  • Candidate (External) Sandra Healy - University of Limerick
  • Candidate (External) Amanda Carter - Griffith University (Perth Australia)
  • Candidate (External) Siti Roshaidai Binti Mohd Arifin - University of Stirling
  • Candidate (External) Felicia Kalu - University College Dublin
  • Candidate (External) Louise Dawson - University of Salford

 

Spin-outs and Licences

  • The Birth Satisfaction Scale Revised (BSS-R), which is a psychometric scale I developed has been adopted by the International Consortium of Health Outcome Measures as the measure of choice for measuring women's satisfaction with their childbirth experience
  • I was invited to write a chapter for a new edition of a seminal midwifery textbook

 

Date


144 results

Reflective evaluations of perinatal bereavement care provision in the US and UK: an exploratory qualitative comparative study

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J., Côté Arsenault, D., & Norris, G. (2024)
Reflective evaluations of perinatal bereavement care provision in the US and UK: an exploratory qualitative comparative study. Bereavement, 3, https://doi.org/10.54210/bj.2024.1119
There is increased recognition of the need to improve standards of perinatal bereavement care, due to its frequency and potential sequelae. As part of a Fulbright Scholar awar...

Translation and validation of Vietnamese version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)

Journal Article
MacVicar, S., Jordan, A., Vu, H., Ngoc Tran, H., Greig, Y., Thi Tuyet Nguyen, H., …Hollins Martin, C. J. (in press)
Translation and validation of Vietnamese version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2024.2338176
Background The 10-item Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is a quick and easy survey instrument recommended by the International Consortium for Health Outcome Measures a...

Translation and validation of the Hungarian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)

Journal Article
Abrán, H., Kovács, K., Horvát, Z., Erőss, E., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (2024)
Translation and validation of the Hungarian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Midwifery, 132, Article 103983. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2024.103983
Background Evidence relating maternal birth experience to a range of maternal and neonatal outcomes is increasingly compelling. Consequently valid and reliable self-report of ...

A qualitative descriptive training needs analysis of midwives perceived continuous professional development in providing intranatal respectful maternal care

Journal Article
Norris, G., Hollins Martin, C. J., Moylan, A., & Greig, Y. (2024)
A qualitative descriptive training needs analysis of midwives perceived continuous professional development in providing intranatal respectful maternal care. Nurse Education Today, 136, Article 106144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2024.106144
Background: The Vietnam midwifery report acknowledges that while health services are available in Vietnam, there is growing need to increase levels of respectful maternal care...

Exploring parents’ experiences and holistic needs following late miscarriage: a narrative systematic review

Journal Article
Giannatiempo, F., Hollins Martin, C., Patterson, J., & Welsh, N. (in press)
Exploring parents’ experiences and holistic needs following late miscarriage: a narrative systematic review. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2023.2297905
Up to 2% of all pregnancies result in pregnancy loss between 14 + 0 and 23 + 6 weeks’ gestation, which is defined as ‘late miscarriage’. Lack of consensus about definition of ...

Research recipes for midwives: 16-step guide to writing a research proposal

Book
J. Hollins Martin, . C. (2024)
Research recipes for midwives: 16-step guide to writing a research proposal. Chichester, UK: Wiley
Research Recipes for Midwives A 16-step guide to writing a research proposal Development of a research question, identification of a research method, and working through the s...

A Thematic Analysis of Narratives About Birth Satisfaction and Health Awareness From Postnatal Women Who Have High and Low Trauma Scores on thePosttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist

Journal Article
Emmens, B., Hollins Martin, C. J., Patterson, J., & Martin, C. R. (2023)
A Thematic Analysis of Narratives About Birth Satisfaction and Health Awareness From Postnatal Women Who Have High and Low Trauma Scores on thePosttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist. International Journal of Childbirth, 13(4), 285-300. https://doi.org/10.1891/ijc-2022-0036
BACKGROUND: Around one-third of women experience childbirth trauma, with 3%–15% developing postpartum posttraumatic stress disorder (PP-PTSD). AIM: Explore birth satisfaction...

Translation and validation of the Japanese version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale‐Revised

Journal Article
Tezuka, A., Hiroyama, N., Suzuki, M., Matsuoka, M., Martin, C. J. H., & Martin, C. R. (2024)
Translation and validation of the Japanese version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale‐Revised. Japan Journal of Nursing Science, 21(1), Article e12569. https://doi.org/10.1111/jjns.12569
Aim: This study aimed to develop a Japanese version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised and evaluate its reliability and validity. Methods: After translating the Birth Sa...

Translation and validation of the Hindi‐Indian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale‐Revised

Journal Article
Tiwari, S. K., Murry, L., Joshi, P., Tallanao, T., Zined, R., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (2023)
Translation and validation of the Hindi‐Indian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale‐Revised. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 49(3), 938-945. https://doi.org/10.1111/jog.15520
Aim Critical to maternal outcome and development of a healthy and relationship between mother and baby, is the woman's perception of her birth experience. The Birth Satisfacti...

Midwife‐Led Ultrasound Scanning to Date Pregnancy in Malawi: Development of a Novel Training Program

Journal Article
Viner, A., Membe‐Gadama, G., Whyte, S., Kayambo, D., Masamba, M., Martin, C. J. H., …Gadama, L. (2022)
Midwife‐Led Ultrasound Scanning to Date Pregnancy in Malawi: Development of a Novel Training Program. Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, 67(6), 728-734. https://doi.org/10.1111/jmwh.13442
The use of ultrasound to determine gestational age is fundamental to the optimum management of pregnancy and is recommended for all women by the World Health Organization. How...

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • PhD - Elaine Beaumont - University of Salford
  • Prof Doc – Catriona Khamisha. Being on Track - Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Prof Doc – Dora Christine Howes - Glasgow Caledonian University
  • PhD – Michael Fleming - The University of the West of Scotland