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    Perinatal Mental Health Vulnerability during maternity care

    • 217 Citations
    • 6 h-Index

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    Lesley is a Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Medical Education and Programme Lead for The MSc in Advanced Fertility Practice Programme at Edge Hill University. Lesley has extensive experience working as a midwife, educator and researcher. Lesley’s research interests have a focus around maternity care and the current area of exploration relates to building bonds and attachment. Research approaches have utilised qualitative, quantitative and mixed methodology to explore or test research questions around real life issues in practice. Lesley has presented about research and education locally, nationally and internationally. Her publications span nursing, midwifery, obstetric and paediatric journals. Her research experience informs her role as a reviewer for ‘Midwifery’ and ‘The Advanced Journal of Nursing’.

    Lesley’s research feeds directly into postgraduate medical education and midwifery informing both Pre-Registration and Post Registration teaching, learning and assessment. Lesley currently teaches on the Post-Graduate Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice Programme. Lesley has a background as a Programme Lead in Undergraduate Midwifery Education, External Examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate midwifery and as a reviewer on Research Ethics and Research and Enterprise Committees.

    Lesley is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, which enhances her ability to link education and research to clinical practice. Externally, Lesley collaborates with experts in The Liverpool Women’s Hospital, North West Boroughs Health Care Trust and The University of Manchester.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Midwifery Research, PhD, Edge Hill University

    Feb 2017Feb 2018

    Award Date: 1 Feb 2018

    Midwifery, MPhil, University of Central Lancashire

    Jan 2003Jun 2006

    Award Date: 1 May 2006

    Research, MSc, Manchester Metropolitan University

    Oct 2000Jul 2001

    Award Date: 27 Jul 2001

    Other positions

    External Examiner, University of Central Lancashire

    1 Sep 20161 Jun 2020

    External Examiner, Keele University

    1 Jun 20161 Jun 2020

    External Examiner, University of Leeds

    1 Sep 20091 Sep 2013


    • R Medicine
    • Midwifery, Health, Vulnerability
    • L Education

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    Research Output

    • 217 Citations
    • 6 h-Index
    • 11 Article

    Are women empowered to make decisions about the use of antidepressants in pregnancy?

    Randall, L. & Briscoe, L., 2 May 2018, In : British Journal of Midwifery. 26, 5, p. 329-335

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 67 Downloads (Pure)

    Midwifery education: Reflecting on the past and changing for the future

    Briscoe, L. & Clarke, E., 2 May 2018, In : British Journal of Midwifery. 26, 5, p. 284-287

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 74 Downloads (Pure)

    Why is education for pelvic floor muscle exercises a neglected public health issue?

    Dickinson, B. & Briscoe, L., 2 Nov 2017, In : British Journal of Midwifery. 25, 11, p. 724-729

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 95 Downloads (Pure)

    A concept analysis of women’s vulnerability during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

    Briscoe, L., Lavender, T. & McGowan, L., 3 Jun 2016, In : Journal of Advanced Nursing.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 10 Citations (Scopus)
    65 Downloads (Pure)

    A mixed methods study to explore women and clinician's response to pain associated with suturing second degree perineal tears and episiotomies [PRAISE]

    Briscoe, L., Lavender, T., O'Brien, E., Campbell, M. & McGowan, L., 10 Jan 2015, In : Midwifery. 31, 4, p. 464-472

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    55 Downloads (Pure)



    Journal of Advanced Nursing (Journal)

    LESLEY BRISCOE (Reviewer)

    26 Nov 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

    External Examiner for the MSc Midwifery UcLAN

    LESLEY BRISCOE (Examiner)

    1 Mar 2017

    Activity: External examination typesExamination (other postgraduate)

    Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

    LESLEY BRISCOE (Visiting researcher)

    1 Sep 2017

    Activity: Visiting & honorary position typesExternal honorary positions

    External examiner for BSc Midwifery

    LESLEY BRISCOE (Examiner)

    1 Sep 2016

    Activity: External examination typesExamination (undergraduate)

    External Examiner for BSc Midwifery

    LESLEY BRISCOE (Examiner)

    1 Sep 20111 Sep 2015

    Activity: External examination typesExamination (undergraduate)


    Vulnerability within Maternity Care

    Author: Briscoe, L., 15 Jan 2018

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis