Event title:

'Maternal Wellbeing' - Tea Time Talk

Event details

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
18:30 - 20:30
AMB LT1 ( Allam Medical Building Lecture Theatre 1)
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Event description

Speaker: Dr Franziska Wadephul, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Dr Lesley Glover, Senior Lecturer, and Nicola Hanefeld, Alexander Technique Teacher and PhD Candidate, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull. 


This talk will explore different aspects of maternal well-being. Well-being is generally taken to include more than just physical health, but it is difficult to define precisely what it is. Over the last year, we have been working on a conceptual framework for maternal well-being, which we will share in this talk. The framework we are proposing has three components: (1) domains of well-being, both general and specific to this period; (2) the dimension of time, in terms of fluctuations in well-being, the temporal focus of well-being, and the influence of experiences across the life course; and (3) women’s physical, cognitive, and emotional experiences of well-being. We will discuss how this framework can be applied to a range of examples and scenarios, including postnatal back pain. We will also discuss how women themselves can enhance their well-being and how it can be supported by others, including health professionals.

About Dr Wadephul: 

Dr Franziska Wadephul is a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Hull’s Faculty of Health Sciences. She is currently working on research into maternal well-being. She has a background in psychology and antenatal education and gained a PhD scholarship at the University of Hull in 2009. Her PhD explored pregnant women’s experiences of 3D ultrasound scans in pregnancy and societal discourses around 3D scans. She has been employed at the University for the last four years working on a range of projects in perinatal mental health and maternal health. She is currently working on a project to develop a model and measure of perinatal well-being. She has published a number of peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and has presented at conferences and seminar. 

About Nicola Hanefeld:

Nicola Hanefeld is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull. Nicola does research in Qualitative Social Research and is a teacher of the Alexander Technique. Her PhD Project is in 'Women's experiences of the Alexander Technique in pregnancy'.

This talk is part of the ‘The mental health of pregnant women and new mums’ Tea-Time Talk Series

This series of talks celebrates the relevant and impactful research and teaching of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull.

Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required in order to guarantee a place and to enable us to ensure we have an adequately sized room booked for the session. 

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Email: opencampus@hull.ac.uk

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The OpenCampus Programme is the University of Hull's open access adult lifelong learning education programme.  You can attend one session or all the sessions in a series.  Sessions are informal and friendly and are not traditional public lectures.  We do not charge for admission to sessions so we utilise the University's normal teaching spaces when they are not required for student teaching (lecture theatres and seminar rooms).  We try to provide access to one of the University Cafes as part of the experience, but cannot guarantee this. We try to time sessions to meet the needs of the majority of our learners. We like to accommodate the needs of all attendees (seen and unseen needs) by having a comfort break at each session.   We may offer specialist one off sessions for which we may make a charge.

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