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Dr Rosemary McCarthy
Dr Rosemary McCarthy
postal address1.39 Mary Seacole Building, Frederick Road, Salford, Greater Manchester, England, M6 6PU.
telephone0161 295 2737
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health & Society
From April 2010 to present.
From April 2010 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

My current position is Assistant Director in the Directorate of Health in the School of Health and Society, but my background is a clinical academic midwife maintaining clinical midwifery practice at Manchester University Hospital NHS FT at St Mary's - Wythenshawe. I have a particular interest in maternal morbidity and lead the Maternal Acute Illness Management (AIM) © course and Maternal Critical Care Course at the University of Salford. I am part of an AIM© faculty which delivers AIM© and Maternal AIM© regionally, nationally and internationally, and have modified the AIM© course materials for use in low and middle income countries. I have been delivering AIM in Uganda to all grades of medical staff since 2010 and the Faculty have recently introduced a Train the Trainer component for sustainability.  As an educator I have maintained an interest in healthcare research and have published peer reviewed papers in acute illness management and educational delivery in low income settings. My PhD was a study  commissioned  by Health Education England, entitled ‘The impact of social media based Communities of Practice on pregnant women and new mothers’. It identifies new ways of working with mothers to meet their information and support needs, and demonstrates that midwifery relational continuity can be achieved through social media based relationships. The programme of research has attracted additional funding from HEE and is being rolled out across 3 sustainable transformation partnerships in the North of England to see if the  findings realting to relational continuity are scalable. 


Key Projects
Facemums 2018: bringing relational continuity to the home through social media
Health Education England, £600,000.00.
Principal Investigator: R McCarthy (34%). Co-Investigators: L Choucri (22%), A Brettle (22%), B Light (22%).
Promoting Respectful Maternity Care in Low Resource Settings: Bringing ¿Whose Shoes¿ to Fort Portal, Uganda
Wellbeing of Women, £19,615.00.
Principal Investigator: L Ackers (90%). Co-Investigator: R McCarthy (10%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Key Presence
External Examiner Duties