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Our research network is open to all iHV members who:

  • are interested in research in health visiting practice
  • would like to connect with other health visitors who are active in research to share learning
  • want to find out about support to become involved in research

This network provides an opportunity to:

  • meet regularly with colleagues across the UK through our research networking events
  • keep up-to-date with national developments
  • learn about funding opportunities
  • network and share research ideas
  • collaborate with other researchers/health visitors
  • create a community of health visitor researchers

Our next Research Networking event is on 16 May, 09:30-11:30:
Pippa Atkinson, SCPHN Lecturer from the University of Central Lancashire, will present her research titled: ‘A narrative inquiry approach to understand how women from different socioeconomic backgrounds experience the revised UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative standards’. Her research used narrative research methodology to understand the meaning women gave to the care they had received about feeding and caring for their baby.

In her presentation Pippa will give an overview of the study, identifying how multi-level system factors were used to identify the women’s infant feeding experiences and create case-studies, which have enabled the interactions between the different level factors to be explored.

During this session you can also connect with other health visitors who are interested/ active in research, keep up-to-date with national developments, share good practice and collaborate with other health visitor researchers.

Research Networking dates 2024

  • 27 March, 09:30-11:30 
  • 16 May, 09:30-11:30 – book here
  • 27 November, 09:30-11:30

See all our iHV Member Networking events (including our Research Networking) by clicking on the link below for all iHV Member Networking dates and booking details.

Please contact the iHV Projects and Evaluation Team at [email protected]  for more information on our research network, or for any questions that you have on iHV research and the support we offer.

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