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I am an Associate Professor in Midwifery (Research), Faculty Postgraduate Research Degrees Director (PhD and EdD programmes) and co-School Director for Research (SEMSW). As well as being an active researcher, lecturer and PhD supervisor, I co-lead the Faculty's 'Inclusive Health and Implementation' research group https://www.healthcare.ac.uk/research/inclusive-health-and-wellbeing-research-group/ which encompasses research amongst people at life transitions including pregnancy and birth, people with rare diseases, and global health research.
My research in maternity care is focused on evaluations of complex interventions, models of care, policy relevant research, and shared decision making. The research work I do is informed by the social science of risk, particularly risk in maternity care and risk communication.
I support capacity development for aspiring clinical academics in nursing, midwives and allied health professions. My own doctoral and post-doctoral research were funded by National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Fellowships, and I am a steering group member of the NIHR incubator for Nursing and Midwifery. I am deputy theme lead for capacity building, and also Training Lead for the NIHR South London Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) https://www.arc-sl.nihr.ac.uk/
In my teaching role, I lead the 'Ways of Knowing' theme in the pre-registration midwifery curriculum, focusing on critical examination of knowledge, academic skills and using and appraising evidence.
Most of my research is in maternity care, in service design and evaluation and I have recently completed work on two process evaluations (studies nested within clinical trials) - DESiGN https://www.hra.nhs.uk/planning-and-improving-research/application-summaries/research-summaries/the-design-trial-detection-of-small-for-gestational-age-fetus-sga/ and POPPIE https://www.medscinet.net/POPPIE/
As well as working on understanding user experiences of maternity services, I have undertaken research on choice of place of birth, including funded studies and publications, and this work is informed by social science understandings of risk and risk communication, particularly in relation to shared decision making during pregnancy and birth.
I am postgraduate research lead for health, social care and education doctoral research students in the Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care and Education, and co-School Director for Research (School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work).
I am an associate editor for 'Midwifery' journal, and on the Editorial board for 'Health, Risk and Society'.
Robinson, Anna, Coxon, Kirstie, McRae, Jackie and Calestani, Melania (2022) Family carers’ experiences of dysphagia after a stroke : an exploratory study of spouses living in a large metropolitan city. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, ISSN (print) 1368-2822 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Relph, Sophie, Coxon, Kirstie, Vieira, Matias C., Copas, Andrew, Healey, Andrew, Alagna, Alessandro, Briley, Annette, Johnson, Mark, Lawlor, Deborah A, Lees, Christoph, Marlow, Neil, McCowan, Lesley, McMicking, Jessica, Page, Louise, Peebles, Donald, Shennan, Andrew, Thilaganathan, Baskaran, Khalil, Asma, Pasupathy, Dharmintra, Sandall, Jane and DESiGN Collaborative Group (2022) Effect of the growth assessment protocol on the DEtection of the Small for GestatioNal age fetus : process evaluation from the DESiGN cluster randomised trial. Implementation Science, 17, p. 60. ISSN (online) 1748-5908
Vieira, Matias C., Relph, Sophie, Muruet-Gutierrez, Walter, Elstad, Maria, Coker, Bolaji, Moitt, Natalie, Delaney, Louisa, Winsloe, Chivon, Healey, Andrew, Coxon, Kirstie, Alagna, Alessandro, Briley, Annette, Johnson, Mark, Page, Louise M., Peebles, Donald, Shennan, Andrew, Thilaganathan, Baskaran, Marlow, Neil, McCowan, Lesley, Lees, Christoph, Lawlor, Deborah A., Khalil, Asma, Sandall, Jane, Copas, Andrew and Pasupathy, Dharmintra (2022) Evaluation of the Growth Assessment Protocol (GAP) for antenatal detection of small for gestational age : the DESiGN cluster randomised trial. PLoS Medicine, 19(6), e1004004. ISSN (print) 1549-1277
Fernandez Turienzo, Cristina, Rayment‐Jones, Hannah, Roe, Yvette, Silverio, Sergio A., Coxon, Kirstie, Shennan, Andrew H. and Sandall, Jane (2021) A realist review to explore how midwifery continuity of care may influence preterm birth in pregnant women. Birth, 48(3), pp. 375-388. ISSN (print) 0730-7659
Fernandez Turienzo, Cristina, Silverio, Sergio A., Coxon, Kirstie, Brigante, Lia, Seed, Paul T., Shennan, Andrew H. and Sandall, Jane (2021) Experiences of maternity care among women at increased risk of preterm birth receiving midwifery continuity of care compared to women receiving standard care : results from the POPPIE pilot trial. PLoS ONE, 16(4), e0248588. ISSN (online) 1932-6203
Fernandez Turienzo, Cristina, Bick, Debra, Briley, Annette L., Bollard, Mary, Coxon, Kirstie, Cross, Pauline, Silverio, Sergio A., Singh, Claire, Seed, Paul T., Tribe, Rachel M., Shennan, Andrew H., Sandall, Jane and POPPIE Pilot Collaborative Group [Author-contributor] (2020) Midwifery continuity of care versus standard maternity care for women at increased risk of preterm birth : a hybrid implementation–effectiveness, randomised controlled pilot trial in the UK. PLOS Medicine, 17(10), e1003350. ISSN (print) 1549-1277
Coxon, Kirstie, Turienzo, Cristina Fernandez, Kweekel, Liselotte, Goodarzi, Bahareh, Brigante, Lia, Simon, Agnes and Lanau, Miriam Morlans (2020) The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on maternity care in Europe. Midwifery, 88, p. 102779. ISSN (print) 0266-6138
Baker, Natasha, Gillman, Lindsay and Coxon, Kirstie (2020) Assessing mental health during pregnancy : an exploratory qualitative study of midwives’ perceptions. Midwifery, 86, p. 102690. ISSN (print) 0266-6138
Fernandez Turienzo, C., Bick, D., Bollard, M., Brigante, L., Briley, A., Coxon, K., Cross, P., Healey, A., Mehta, M., Melaugh, A., Moulla, J., Seed, P. T., Shennan, A. H., Singh, C., Tribe, R. M. and Sandall, J. (2019) POPPIE : protocol for a randomised controlled pilot trial of continuity of midwifery care for women at increased risk of preterm birth. Trials, 20(271), ISSN (online) 1745-6215
Vieira, Matias C., Relph, Sophie, Copas, Andrew, Healey, Andrew, Coxon, Kirstie, Alagna, Alessandro, Briley, Annette, Johnson, Mark, Lawlor, Deborah A., Lees, Christoph, Marlow, Neil, McCowan, Lesley, Page, Louise, Peebles, Donald, Shennan, Andrew, Thilaganathan, Baskaran, Khalil, Asma, Sandall, Jane and Pasupathy, Dharmintra (2019) The DESiGN trial (DEtection of Small for Gestational age Neonate), evaluating the effect of the Growth Assessment Protocol (GAP) : study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 20(154), ISSN (online) 1745-6215
Chang, Yan-Shing, Coxon, Kirstie, Portela, Anayda Gerarda, Furuta, Marie and Bick, Debra (2018) Interventions to support effective communication between maternity care staff and women in labour : a mixed-methods systematic review. Midwifery, 59, pp. 4-16. ISSN (print) 0266-6138
Arias, Teresa and Coxon, Kirstie (2018) An experiential model of education introduced to improve the confidence of student midwives in undertaking second stage management of the perineum (SSMP). Midwifery, 59, pp. 144-148. ISSN (print) 0266-6138
Coxon, Kirstie, Chisholm, Alison, Malouf, Reem, Rowe, Rachel and Hollowell, Jennifer (2017) What influences birth place preferences, choices and decision-making amongst healthy women with straightforward pregnancies in the UK? A qualitative evidence synthesis using a ‘best fit’ framework approach. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17(103), ISSN (online) 1471-2393
Furuta, Marie, Bick, Debra, Matsufuji, Hiromi and Coxon, Kirstie (2016) Spousal violence and receipt of skilled maternity care during and after pregnancy in Nepal. Midwifery, 43, pp. 7-13. ISSN (print) 0266-6138
Coxon, Kirstie, Sandall, Jane and Fulop, Naomi J. (2015) How do pregnancy and birth experiences influence planned place of birth in future pregnancies? Findings from a longitudinal, narrative study. Birth, 42(2), pp. 141-148. ISSN (print) 1523-536X
Sandall, Jane, Murrells, Trevor, Dodwell, Miranda, Gibson, Rod, Bewley, Susan, Coxon, Kirstie, Bick, Debra, Cookson, Graham, Warwick, Cathy and Hamilton-Fairley, Diana (2014) The efficient use of the maternity workforce and the implications for safety and quality in maternity care : a population-based, cross-sectional study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 2(38), ISSN (print) 2050-4349
Hutton, Eve and Coxon, Kirstie (2011) 'Posture for Learning' : meeting the postural care needs of children with physical disabilities in mainstream primary schools in England - a research into practice exploratory study. Disability and Rehabilitation, 33(19-20), pp. 1912-1924. ISSN (print) 0963-8288
Coxon, Kirstie , Scamell, Mandie and Alaszewski, Andy, eds. (2017) Risk, pregnancy and childbirth. Abingdon : Routledge. ISBN 9781138290563
Coxon, Kirstie (2017) Risk in pregnancy and birth : are we talking to ourselves? In: Coxon, Kirstie , Scamell, Mandie and Alaszewski, Andy, (eds.) Risk, pregnancy and childbirth. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 1-13. ISBN 9781138290563
Coxon, Kirstie, Sandall, Jane and Fulop, Naomi J. (2017) To what extent are women free to choose where to give birth? How discourses of risk, blame and responsibility influence birth place decisions. In: Coxon, Kirstie , Scamell, Mandie and Alaszewski, Andy, (eds.) Risk, pregnancy and childbirth. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 82-98. ISBN 9781138290563
Coxon, K., Relph, S., Matias, V., Sergio A, S., Khalil, A., Pasupathy, D. and Sandall, J. (2021) Implementation of Growth Assessment Protocol (GAP) for early detection and management of Small for Gestational Age (SGA) babies during the DESiGN trial : a process evaluation. In: 32nd ICM Virtual Triennial Congress; 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Jun 2021, Bali (Held online). (Unpublished)
Brigante, L., Briley, A., Coxon, K., Fernandez-Turienzo, C., Singh, C. and Sandall, J. (2021) What makes the difference for women? Implementation of a continuity of care model for women at high risk of preterm birth. In: 32nd ICM Virtual Triennial Congress; 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Jun 2021, Bali (Held online). (Unpublished)