Roisin Bailey

Personal detailsRoisin Bailey

Roisin is a practising midwife and lecturer in midwifery. Roisin qualified as a direct entry registered midwife in 2015, and subsequently undertook her doctoral research at Birmingham City University alongside her work as a Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, and as a rotational midwife at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust. Roisin has recently passed her PhD viva, and is working on completing her thesis amendments. Roisin's areas of interest are infant feeding, social models of midwifery care, and theories of health promotion including salutogenesis.  


2015: Birmingham City University, First Class Honours BSc. Midwifery

2016: Birmingham City University, Post-Graduate Certificate in Research Methods

2016: Associate Fellowship from Advance HE (AFHEA)

2020: Fellowship from Advance HE (FHEA)

Birmingham City University, PhD in Health: pending submission of thesis amendments


Roisin's doctoral research is a mixed methods study of a skin-to-skin contact facilitating garment used by healthy, term babies and their mothers. The research study explored the outcomes of breastfeeding, skin-to-skin contact uptake and frequency, and mother-infant relational bonding, using a salutogenic theoretical framework. 


Bailey, R. (2018) Applying Theory: how salutogenesis can support a woman-centred approach to midwifery research. The Practising Midwife vol 2, no 7, Pp. 9-13 (awarded article of the month)

Bailey, R., McIntyre, H. and Harvey, M. (2017) Piloting Kangaroo Mother Care in the Community: Dyadic Responses to a Novel Innovation Facilitating Skin to Skin Contact. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, vol 27, no 4

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