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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Esteem

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

 

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

Measuring social influence of a senior midwife on decision-making in maternity care: an experimental study.

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J. & Bull, P. (2005)
Measuring social influence of a senior midwife on decision-making in maternity care: an experimental study. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. 15, 120-126. doi:10.1002/casp.808. ISSN 1052-9284
The document Changing Childbirth produced by the Department of Health (1993) requests provision of more choice, continuity and control for women during pregnancy and childbirt...

Does status have more influence than education on the decisions midwives make.

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J. & Bull, P. (2004)
Does status have more influence than education on the decisions midwives make. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing. 8, 133-139. doi:10.1016/j.cein.2004.10.001. ISSN 1361-9004
Hollins Martin [Social influence effects on midwives’ practice. Presentation at the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, 10th–12th Septem...

The social influence scale for midwifery: factor structure and clinical research applications

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J., Bull, P., & Martin, C. R. (2004)
The social influence scale for midwifery: factor structure and clinical research applications. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 8(2), 118-121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cein.2004.09.003
The role of perceived authority on the clinical behaviour and decision-making of midwives has received little research attention, largely due to the unavailability of a midwif...

Professional issues. Knowledge about attitudes can help change behaviour.

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J. (2001)
Professional issues. Knowledge about attitudes can help change behaviour. British Journal of Midwifery. 8, 690-694. ISSN 0969-4900
This paper addresses the issue of social attitudes. The purpose is to facilitate understanding of attitude structures and the application of this knowledge to midwifery practi...

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