Caroline Hollins-Martin

Caroline HollinsMartin

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

Professor in Maternal Health

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.

Themes

Esteem

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 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

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

 

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) Sandra Healy - University of Limerick
  • Candidate (External) Geraldine Butcher - The University of the West of Scotland
  • Candidate (External) Siti Roshaidai Binti Mohd Arifin - University of Stirling
  • 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


124 results

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...

Translation and Validation of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised in Urdu for Use in Pakistan

Journal Article
Zafar, S., Tayyab, F., Liaqat, A., Sikander, S., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (2021)
Translation and Validation of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised in Urdu for Use in Pakistan. International Journal of Childbirth, 11(2), 72-83. https://doi.org/10.1891/ijcbirth-d-21-00001
BACKGROUND Satisfaction with the birth experience is increasingly recognized as critical to the well-being of mother and baby and thus accurate assessment of this key dimensio...

ICD-11 Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) in parents with perinatal bereavement: Implications for treatment and care

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J., Patterson, J., Paterson, C., Welsh, N., Dougall, N., Karatzias, T., & Williams, B. (2021)
ICD-11 Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) in parents with perinatal bereavement: Implications for treatment and care. Midwifery, 96, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2021.102947
The 11th revision of the WHO International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) has identified Complex PTSD (CPTSD) as a new condition. Aim: To explore whether the new diagnos...

Crisis, what crisis? Replicability of the key measurement characteristics of the Australian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)

Journal Article
Martin, C. R., Jefford, E., & Hollins Martin, C. J. (2020)
Crisis, what crisis? Replicability of the key measurement characteristics of the Australian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). International Journal of Childbirth, 10(3), 140-150. https://doi.org/10.1891/IJCBIRTH-D-20-00006
Background: Behavioural and medical science is currently in the grip of a ‘replication crisis’, circumscribed by the failure to replicate a large proportion of key studies an...

Teaching Compassionate Mind Training to help midwives cope with traumatic clinical incidents

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J., Beaumont, E., Norris, G., & Cullen, G. (2021)
Teaching Compassionate Mind Training to help midwives cope with traumatic clinical incidents. British Journal of Midwifery, 29(1), 26-35. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2021.29.1.26
Compassionate Mind Training (CMT) is taught to cultivate compassion and teach midwives how to care for themselves. The need to build midwives' resilience is recognised by the ...

Validation and factor structure of the Italian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R)

Journal Article
Nespoli, A., Colciago, E., Fumagalli, S., Locatelli, A., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (in press)
Validation and factor structure of the Italian version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R). Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2020.1836333
Objective To validate the Italian-language version of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) and report key measurement properties of the tool. To evaluate the impact of...

Midwives' role in screening for antenatal depression and postnatal depression

Journal Article
Hollins Martin, C. J., Norris, G., & Martin, C. R. (2020)
Midwives' role in screening for antenatal depression and postnatal depression. British Journal of Midwifery, 28(9), 666-672. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2020.28.9.666
This is an educational paper which aims to inform midwives of tools available to help them make appropriate provisional diagnosis of perinatal depression. A second aim of the ...

Psychometric properties of the birth satisfaction scale-revised (BSS-R) in a sample of postpartum Iranian women

Journal Article
Mortazavi, F., Mehrabadi, M., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Martin, C. R. (in press)
Psychometric properties of the birth satisfaction scale-revised (BSS-R) in a sample of postpartum Iranian women. Health Care for Women International, https://doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2020.1802464
Childbirth satisfaction may positively affect maternal intention to have a future pregnancy and preference to have a cesarean. We translate the UK-Birth-Satisfaction-Scale-Rev...

Pre- and during-labour predictors of low birth satisfaction among Iranian women: a prospective analytical study

Journal Article
Nahaee, J., Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, S., Abbas-Alizadeh, F., Martin, C. R., Hollins Martin, C. J., Mirghafourvand, M., & Hassankhani, H. (2020)
Pre- and during-labour predictors of low birth satisfaction among Iranian women: a prospective analytical study. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 20, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-020-03105-5
Background Maternal childbirth dissatisfaction has short- and long-term negative effects on the mothers’ health and life, as well as on relation with her child and family. Due...

An exploratory Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of childbearing women's perceptions of risk associated with having a high Body Mass Index (BMI)

Journal Article
Norris, G., Hollins Martin, C. J., & Dickson, A. (2020)
An exploratory Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) of childbearing women's perceptions of risk associated with having a high Body Mass Index (BMI). Midwifery, 89(October 2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2020.102789
Background: In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) labelled 13% of the world's adult population as obese. This increase in obesity is accompanied by mortality and morbid...

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

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