Mrs Heather Hopper
Associate Professor Midwifery (Education)
School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)
- Infant feeding
- Public health issues in midwifery
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Deputy Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery
MSc Applied Health
Diploma in Midwifery
Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Practice in Education for Healthcare Professionals
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education
I have been a registered midwife since 1994 and worked in clinical practice before taking on the role of midwifery lecturer in 2011. As a midwife I have worked in all clinical areas including hospital team midwifery, consultant led labour ward and community midwifery. I have also worked as a research midwife and a specialist public health midwife. I am currently a part time PhD student.
Nursing and Midwifery Council
Roles on external bodies
Member of NMC LME Strategic Reference Group
Public health and health promotion relating to midwifery
Perinatal Mental Health
Pre-conception care for women with pre-existing medical conditions (subject of current PhD study)
Hopper H. Husk K. Maslin K. Kent B. Wanner A. and Shawe J. (2022) Preconception care for people with health conditions: what approaches work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A realist review. Women's Reproductive Health. DOI: 10.1080/23293691.2022.2132841
Angerhofer S. Hopper H. Nogochi K. and Skirton H. (2020) An integrative review of English and Japanese language studies of midwifery education in relation to breastfeeding. Journal of Iwate Society of Nursing Science.Vol.14, No.1, 2020 pp 39-52
Stanyer, R and Hopper, H (2019) Is the incorporation of the newborn examination in the pre-registration curriculum acceptable in clinical practice? A qualitative study. Nurse Education in Practice. Volume 35, February 2019, Pages 117-123
Hopper H. Stride S. Geary J. Housham K. (2017) Findings from an A-EQUIP pilot project.Midwives;London. Vol 20 Iss 2 pp56-57
Hopper H. and Skirton H. (2016) Factors influencing the sustainability of volunteer peer support for breast-feeding mothers within a hospital environment: An exploratory qualitative study. Midwifery. Jan;32:58-65. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2015.09.007. Epub 2015 Sep 30.Shields BM. Knight B. Hopper H. Hill A. Powell RJ. Hattersley A. and Clark PM. (2007) Measurement of cord insulin and insulin related peptides suggests females are more insulin resistant than males at birth. Diabetes Care. 2007 May 2.
Shawe, J. Devlieger, R. Maslin, K. Hopper, H. Mulder, De P. and Ceulemans, D. (2023) Fertility, Pregnancy and Bariatric Surgery. In: Agrawal, S. (eds) Obesity, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60596-4_122Easter, A. Hopper, H., Howard, L. and Miele, M. (2020) Mental Health Conditions. Chapter 9 in Shawe, J. Steegers, E. and Verbiest, S. (Eds) Preconception Health and Care: A Life Course Approach.Springer International Publishing.
Hopper H. Shawe J. Husk K. Wanner A. & Kent B. (2018) What approaches to peri-conception care for women with pre-existing medical conditions work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A protocol for a realist review. PROSPERO2018 CRD42018116948. available at: https://www.crd.york.ac.uk/PROSPERO/display_record.php?RecordID=116948accessed 19/12/18
Children's Alliance (2023) A Preconception Care Strategy. https://childrensalliance.org.uk/working-group-reports/
Stenhouse E. Letherby G. Bendall A. Hopper H. Nichols G. Maxwell N. (2017) Dealing with Complexity: Infant feeding choices and experiences for mothers with infants in neonatal intensive care units and transitional care wards. 01.09.17 Plymouth. PEARL.
Hopper H. Maslin K. Wanner A. Husk K. Kent B. & Shawe J. (2022) Findings from a realist review of preconception care for people with health conditions. Poster presented at: 5th European Congress on Preconception Health and Care. London. Sept 22
Hopper H. Maslin K. Wanner A. Husk K. Kent B. & Shawe J. (2019) What approaches to periconception care for women with pre-existing medical conditions work, for whom, and in what circumstances? Poster presented at: 4th European Congress on Preconception Health and Care. Copenhagen, Denmark. Sept 19Hopper H. Shawe J. Kent B. Husk K. & Wanner A. (2018) What approaches to peri-conception care for women with pre-existing medical conditions work, for whom, and in what circumstances? The development of a protocol for a realist review as part of a PhD study. Poster presented at: RCM conference Manchester. Oct 18
Hopper H. and Skirton H. (2015) A study to identify factors influencing the sustainability of volunteer peer support for breastfeeding mothers within a hospital environment. Poster presented at: UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Conference. November 18th 2015. Harrogate. UK
Hopper H. and Skirton H. (2015) A study to identify factors influencing the sustainability of volunteer peer support for breastfeeding mothers within a hospital environment. Poster presented at: The sixth international Nutrition and Nurture in infancy and childhood conference. June 11th 2015. Grange over Sands. UK.
Other academic activities
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