Caroline Hollins-Martin

Caroline HollinsMartin

Prof Caroline Hollins-Martin PhD MPhil BSc RGN RM Cert Ed

Professor

Biography

Caroline J Hollins Martin is a Professor of Maternal Health and has a background that has encompassed a career in women’s reproductive health that spans 30 years; the first 11 of these were spent as a clinical midwife in Ayrshire (Scotland) and 24 teaching and researching women’s reproductive health within universities. Caroline is an NMC Registered Midwife and Lecturer/Practice Educator. She is also a graduate and post graduate in psychology and a Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS). Caroline holds copywrite for the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R), which is available free of charge at: https://www.bss-r.co.uk OR by emailing c.hollinsmartin@napier.ac.uk
The BSS-R is recommended as the key global clinical measure of birth satisfaction by the ICHOM Standard Set for Pregnancy And Childbirth: www.ichom.org/medical-conditions/pregnancy-and-childbirth/
If you would like to work with Caroline's team on a language specific translation and validation of a country specific BSS-R, please contact her.

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Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • I represent the role of midwife for the Turners Syndrome Support Society. This role has involved presenting invited papers, chairing sessions and discussion groups with women with Turner’s syndrome and their families at their annual meeting in Chorley eac
  • I chaired the steering group that directed management of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Greater Manchester. Co-project between New Step for African Community (NESTAC), NHS clinics, primary care, community services, midwives, and the University of Salf

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • I organised and chaired 9 study days for the workforce confederation in conjunction with the Department of Health Science at the University of York
  • I was a chair at the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) 30th Triennial Congress (Prague Congress Centre).

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editor: Special edition: women’s health and maternity care issues. Midwifery Matters. Issue no. 120.
  • Editor: Special edition: women’s health and maternity care issues. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing. Issue no. 952.
  • Journal Editorial Advisory Board : Scientific Basis of Healthcare: AIDS and Pregnancy. Science Publishers: Enfield UK.
  • Editor: Special Edition: innovative developments and debates for midwifery education in practice. Nurse Education in Practice. 12(5) 239-300.
  • Journal Editorial Advisory Board : Scientific Basis of Healthcare: Angina. Science Publishers: Enfield UK.
  • Associate editor for the maternal health section of Nurse Education and Practice (NEP).
  • Journal Editorial Advisory Board : Biomarkers in Disease: Methods, Discoveries and Applications. Science Publishers: Enfield UK.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Find a PhD Postgraduate Award
  • Prof Dianne Morrison-Beedy was a Fullbright scholar from the US who travelled to work with me in the School of Health and Social Care at ENU for 6 months.
  • Working on an NIHR project in Malawi, which looks at effective prevention and treatment of preterm birth.
  • Class prize for top academic student on my RGN nursing programme

 

Media Activity

  • BBC TV show at media city in Salford. I presented for 5 minutes in a documentary - “How I became a midwife”:Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOwlqqh1WCw

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • I attained status as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Educationn Academy (HEA)

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • Candidate (External) Tanya J Connell - University of Sydney: The Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Candidate (External) Robert Laing - Murdoch University (West Australia)
  • Candidate (External) Amanda Carter - Griffith University (Perth Australia)
  • Candidate (External) Geraldine Butcher - The University of the West of Scotland
  • Candidate (External) Siti Roshaidai Binti Mohd Arifin - University of Stirling
  • Candidate (External) Sandra Healy - University of Limerick
  • Candidate (External) Felicia Kalu - University College Dublin
  • Candidate (External) Louise Dawson - University of Salford

 

Spin-outs and Licences

  • The Birth Satisfaction Scale Revised (BSS-R), which is a psychometric scale I developed has been adopted by the International Consortium of Health Outcome Measures as the measure of choice for measuring women's satisfaction with their childbirth experience
  • I was invited to write a chapter for a new edition of a seminal midwifery textbook

 

Date


132 results

Translation and validation of the Czech Republic version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)

Journal Article
Ratislavová, K., Hendrych Lorenzová, E., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (in press)
Translation and validation of the Czech Republic version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2022.2067837
Background Satisfaction with the birth experience has been established to be critical for the wellbeing of the mother. The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) is a brief ...

Indoor CO2 and Thermal Conditions in Twenty Scottish Primary School Classrooms with Different Ventilation Systems during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Journal Article
Bain-Reguis, N., Smith, A., Hollins-Martin, C., & Currie, J. (2022)
Indoor CO2 and Thermal Conditions in Twenty Scottish Primary School Classrooms with Different Ventilation Systems during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pollutants, 2(2), 180-204. https://doi.org/10.3390/pollutants2020014
Healthy indoor environments influence the comfort, health and wellbeing of the occupants. Monitoring the indoor temperature, relative humidity and CO2 levels in primary school...

Further validation of the birth satisfaction scale-revised: Factor structure, validity, and reliability

Journal Article
Nakić Radoš, S., Matijaš, M., Brekalo, M., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (in press)
Further validation of the birth satisfaction scale-revised: Factor structure, validity, and reliability. Current Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-02688-2
The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised is a short but valid and reliable robust measure of different aspects of birth satisfaction. This study aimed to test factor structure, va...

A scoping review of therapies used to treat psychological trauma post perinatal bereavement

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C., & Reid, K. (in press)
A scoping review of therapies used to treat psychological trauma post perinatal bereavement. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2021.2021477
Background: Up to 39% of women who experience perinatal bereavement proceed to develop Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD), with this large proportion meriting treatment. Be...

Translation and validation of the Dutch version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)

Journal Article
Emmens, B., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (in press)
Translation and validation of the Dutch version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2021.1979200
Background Recent observations suggest birth satisfaction may be significantly associated with postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder (PP-PTSD). The Birth Satisfaction Scal...

LGBTQ+ Psychosocial Concerns in Nursing and Midwifery Education Programmes: Qualitative Findings from a Mixed-Methods Study

Journal Article
Brown, M., McCann, E., Donohue, G., Hollins Martin, C., & McCormick, F. (2021)
LGBTQ+ Psychosocial Concerns in Nursing and Midwifery Education Programmes: Qualitative Findings from a Mixed-Methods Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(21), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph182111366
LGBTQ+ people experience significant physical and psychosocial health issues and concerns, and encounter barriers when accessing healthcare services. We conducted a mixed-meth...

The views and experiences of LGBTQ+ people regarding midwifery care: A systematic review of the international evidence

Journal Article
McCann, E., Brown, M., Hollins-Martin, C., Murray, K., & McCormick, F. (2021)
The views and experiences of LGBTQ+ people regarding midwifery care: A systematic review of the international evidence. Midwifery, 103, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2021.103102
Background There has been growing attention to addressing the health inequalities and concerns of LGBTQ+ people, with research evidence highlighting areas requiring further at...

Zika Virus Impact, Diagnosis, Control, and Models, Volume 2: The Neuroscience of Zika Virus

Book
Martin, C., Hollins-Martin, C., Preedy, V., & Rajendram, R. (Eds.)
(2021). Zika Virus Impact, Diagnosis, Control, and Models, Volume 2: The Neuroscience of Zika Virus. Cambridge, MA, US: Elsevier
Zika Virus Impact, Diagnosis, Control, and Models: Volume Two: The Neuroscience of Zika examines diagnosis, vaccines, and potential therapy methods for Zika virus syndrome. Th...

Zika Virus Biology, Transmission, and Pathways. Volume 1: The Neuroscience of Zika Virus

Book
Martin, C., Hollins-Martin, C., Preedy, V., & Rajendram, R. (Eds.)
(2021). Zika Virus Biology, Transmission, and Pathways. Volume 1: The Neuroscience of Zika Virus. Cambridge, MA, US: Elsevier
Zika Virus Biology, Transmission, and Pathways: The Neuroscience of Zika, Volume One provides a detailed introduction to the molecular biology of the Zika virus and its featur...

Translation of the UK-Birth-Satisfaction-Scale-Revised (BSS-R) into Brazilian (Portuguese) and description of initial measurement properties

Journal Article
Ferrari, R. B., Martin, C., Hollins Martin, C., de Souza, F. G., Clini, J. V., Onofre, L. B. O., & Diniz Zanetti, M. R. (in press)
Translation of the UK-Birth-Satisfaction-Scale-Revised (BSS-R) into Brazilian (Portuguese) and description of initial measurement properties. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2021.1913579
Rationale The concept of birth satisfaction embraces many factors, which include for example perceived quality of care provision, stress experienced, and personal coping strat...

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • PhD - Elaine Beaumont - University of Salford
  • Prof Doc – Dora Christine Howes - Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Prof Doc – Catriona Khamisha. Being on Track - Glasgow Caledonian University
  • PhD – Michael Fleming - The University of the West of Scotland