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Jeanette Ickovics presents - Group Antenatal Care: Translational Research and Innovations in Clinical Practice

Faculty of Medical Sciences Seminar

Date/Time: 23rd November 2016, 14:00 - 16:30

Venue: Dental School, Lecture Theatre D

Prof. Jeannette Ickovics: Herman and Liselotte Professor of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Yale School of Public Health; Professor of Psychology, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Yale University.

Prof Ickovics isa leading public health expert and her research investigates the interplay of complex biomedical, behavioural, social and psychological factors that influence individual and community health. Prof Ickovics has nearly two decades of experience in group antenatal care in more than twenty clinical settings. She was the principal investigator of two large randomized controlled trials and is currently evaluating an enhanced model of group care in a large multi-city cohort study.  She will describe this program of research, highlighting the benefits of group antenatal care for an array of maternal and child health outcomes, as well as the challenges related to implementation, scale-up and sustainability.


Seminar programme:

Chair: Prof Jeannette Ickovics, Yale University (1 hour)

  • Prof Judith Rankin, Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Epidemiology: Maternal and perinatal health: from epidemiology to translational research (15 minutes)

  • Dr Nicola Heslehurst, Lecturer in Public Health and NIHR Research Fellow: The (ongoing) GLOWING pilot cluster RCT to support midwives implementation of weight management guidelines into routine practice. (30 minutes)

  • Emma Slack, MRC/FMS PhD student: Maternal ethnic group and pregnancy anthropometrics in the development of short and long term health outcomes (15 minutes)


Chair: Dr Nicola Heslehurst, Institute of Health & Society (1 hour)

  • Prof Jeannette Ickovics, Professor of Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Professor of Psychology: Group Antenatal Care: Translational Research and Innovations in Clinical Practice