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Dr Kirstie Coxon

Associate Professor (Research) Midwifery


I am an Associate Professor of Midwifery (Research), and also the Course Director for the MRes (Clinical Research). As well as being an active researcher, lecturer and research degree supervisor, I co-lead the Faculty's '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.

I also lead provision of pre-doctoral research training for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. My own doctoral and post-doctoral research were funded by National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Fellowships, and I am an NIHR advocate for Clinical Academic Careers ( and Training Lead for the NIHR South London CLAHRC

My main research interests are in maternity care implementation and evaluation. I specialise in qualitative and narrative methods, and evaluation of complex interventions.

Areas of specialism

  • Maternity care service delivery and evaluation
  • Qualitative and narrative methods
  • Clinical academic career progression


  • PhD in Health Studies Research
  • MA in Health Studies
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • Dip (H Ed) Nursing Studies
  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Registered Midwife
  • NMC Registered teacher

Professional membership

I am a member of the Royal College of Midwifery, and a registered nurse and midwife.


Most of my research is in maternity care, in service design and evaluation - I am interested in global health and maternity care as well as UK services, and I am currently involved in two process evaluations (studies nested within clinical trials)  - DESiGN and POPPIE


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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 (2017) Interventions to support effective communication between maternity care staff and women in labour : a mixed-methods systematic review. Midwifery, ISSN (print) 0266-6138 (Epub Ahead of Print)

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

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

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