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Leading maternity expert shares research

Professor Edwin van Teijlingen

Members of the public are invited to attend the inaugural lecture being delivered by leading maternity expert Professor Edwin van Teijlingen.

BU’s Professor of Maternal & Perinatal Health Research Edwin van Teijlingen will deliver his inaugural lecture at the University’s Talbot Campus on Wednesday 20 January at 6pm.

The lecture is free of charge and available to members of the public.

Professor Edwin van Teijlingen is a medical sociologist with a long-standing interest in midwifery and maternity care research.

In the inaugural lecture ‘Midwifery and maternity research across the globe’, Professor Edwin van Teijlingen will address some of the key research issues in the organisation of maternity care and midwifery.

He will draw on his recent research into UK rural maternity care and will highlight the potential difficulties of interdisciplinary research.

In terms of international /cross-national health systems research, Professor van Teijlingen will stress the importance of the so-called decentered approach.

Reflecting on his involvement in maternity care research in Nepal, he will raise some of the problems of conducting research in developing countries and will present some of the on-going and planned studies in the Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health of which he is Co-Director.

Professor Edwin van Teijlingen has been involved in a range of studies in the reproductive and sexual health field, both in the UK and abroad, and has published more than one hundred peer-reviewed academic articles.

Where: Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University BH12 5BB - The Atrium, Poole House & The Allsebrook Lecture Theatre
When: Wednesday 20 January 2010; 5.15 pm (tea/coffee); 6.00 pm (lecture); 7.30 pm (cold buffet)
Further information: To reserve your place please complete and submit the online booking form, listed below, or contact the BU Lectures team by email: or tel: +44 (0)1202 961033

Please indicate whether you intend to stay for the lecture and cold buffet, or attend the lecture only.

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