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.

Themes

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 : 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.
  • 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).
  • 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

An exploratory Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of childbearing women's perceptions of risk associated with having a high Body Mass Index (BMI)

Journal Article
Norris, G., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Dickson, A. (2020)
An exploratory Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of childbearing women's perceptions of risk associated with having a high Body Mass Index (BMI). Midwifery, 89(October 2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2020.102789
Background: In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) labelled 13% of the world's adult population as obese. This increase in obesity is accompanied by mortality and morbid...

Measuring women's experiences of childbirth using the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J., Jimenez Martinez, L., & Martin, C. R. (2020)
Measuring women's experiences of childbirth using the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). British Journal of Midwifery, 28(5), 306-312
Birth satisfaction relates to women's perceptions of their childbirth experience, with importance placed on the midwife to improve standards of the intranatal care provided. W...

Implementing continuity of midwife carer – just a friendly face? A realist evaluation

Journal Article
McInnes, R. J., Aitken-Arbuckle, A., Lake, S., Hollins Martin, C., & MacArthur, J. (2020)
Implementing continuity of midwife carer – just a friendly face? A realist evaluation. BMC Health Services Research, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05159-9
Background Good quality midwifery care saves the lives of women and babies. Continuity of midwife carer (CMC), a key component of good quality midwifery care, results in bette...

Optimising the continuity experiences of student midwives: an integrative review

Journal Article
Moncrieff, G., MacVicar, S., Norris, G., & Hollins Martin, C. J. (2021)
Optimising the continuity experiences of student midwives: an integrative review. Women and Birth, 34(1), 77-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2020.01.007
Background: In several countries, midwifery students undertake continuity of care experiences as part of their pre-registration education. This is thought to enable the develo...

Adolescents in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities for Sexual Risk Reduction

Journal Article
Morrison-Beedy, D., Martin, C. H., Pow, J., & Elliott, L. (2019)
Adolescents in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities for Sexual Risk Reduction. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 30(6), 619-629. https://doi.org/10.1097/jnc.0000000000000095
Sexually transmitted infections, HIV, and unplanned pregnancy challenge the health of Scottish teens. We conducted focus groups with teens (ages 16-19 years) recruited from an...

Midwives’ views of changing to a Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) model in Scotland: a baseline survey

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J., MacArthur, J., Martin, C. R., & McInnes, R. J. (2020)
Midwives’ views of changing to a Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) model in Scotland: a baseline survey. Women and Birth, 33(5), e409-e419. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2019.08.005
Background: There is good evidence that Continuity of Midwifery Care (CMC) is associated with improved clinical outcomes, greater maternal satisfaction, and improved work expe...

The Scottish clinical supervision model for midwives

Journal Article
Key, S., Marshall, H., & Hollins Martin, C. J. (2019)
The Scottish clinical supervision model for midwives. British Journal of Midwifery, 27(10), https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2019.27.10.655
Following a change in UK legislation, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) model of statutory supervision for midwives ceased in 2017. In response, the Scottish Government ...

The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI): a validation study in Iranian mothers

Journal Article
Omani-Samani, R., Hollins Martin, C. J., Martin, C. R., Maroufizadeh, S., Ghaheri, A., & Navid, B. (2021)
The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI): a validation study in Iranian mothers. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, 34(11), 1827-1831. https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2019.1651265
Objective: Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI) is a short selfreport instrument designed to measure satisfaction of the childbearing women’s experiences of lab...

Disempowered midwives and traumatised women: exploring the parallel processes of care provider interaction that contribute to women developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) post childbirth

Journal Article
Patterson, J., Hollins-Martin, C. J., & Karatzias, T. (2019)
Disempowered midwives and traumatised women: exploring the parallel processes of care provider interaction that contribute to women developing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) post childbirth. Midwifery, 76, 21-35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2019.05.010
Background: Around 4% of women develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Childbirth (PTSD-PC). During childbirth a woman’s perception of her care provider’s interpersonal ve...

Validation of the Hebrew Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (BSS-R) and its relationship to perceived traumatic labour

Journal Article
Skvirsky, V., Taubman–Ben-Ari, O., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (2020)
Validation of the Hebrew Birth Satisfaction Scale – Revised (BSS-R) and its relationship to perceived traumatic labour. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 38(2), 214-220. https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2019.1600666
Objective and background: The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is a multi-dimensional measure which is recommended by international clinical guidelines for global use ...

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