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Catherine Collins is an experienced midwife and Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University. Her research interests include the experiences of pregnancy and maternity care for refugee, asylum-seeking and migrant women; particularly those trafficked to the UK for sexual exploitation or domestic servitude. Catherine has a growing profile related to peer review publications and research related income, and was recently the recipient of the Jean Davies Award from the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust for tackling health inequalities in maternity care. 

Catherine is a member of the Northern Maternity Stream Research Network, which aims to improve the maternity experiences of migrant women. The network works with partners across Europe including Germany, Czech Republic and Italy.

Catherine welcomes interest from potential students and collaborators in relation to maternity care and experiences for vulnerable and marginalised groups.

Education/Academic qualification

Research Methods, MSc, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Award Date: 1 Jul 2008

Midwifery, BSc (Hons)

1 Sep 20001 Sep 2003

Award Date: 1 Sep 2003

History, BA (Hons), University of Nottingham

Award Date: 1 Jul 1999

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