Professor Helen Cheyne

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NMAHP University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Helen Cheyne

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About me

About me

I am the Royal College of Midwives (Scotland) Professor of Midwifery. I am deputy director of the Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit, one of the research units funded by the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientist Office, where I lead a programme of research in maternal and child health.  I co-ordinate the SMART midwifery collaboration. The SMART group brings together the lead midwife researchers from across Scotland with the aim to provide and develop strategic midwifery research leadership and a coordinated approach to midwifery research in Scotland.

Research (22)

My aim is toconduct high quality applied research in maternity care that makes a difference to the lives of mothers and families. My current research is focussed on understanding and improving women's experience of maternity care, postnatal care, perinatal mental health and on reducing the impact of inequality on maternal and child health and wellbeing. Current projects include:    Improving postnatal care - The PRAM Project. The project developed a service redesign tool for safe and effective postnatal care.  Seamless Services - is· Is Scotland’s framework for children’s services helping to make children’s lives better?  Perinatal Mental Health - The development and initial validation of a screening scale for antenatal anxiety.  Women's experience of maternity care - working with Scottish Government to undertake the National Maternity Experience Surveys

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Projects

Methods of assessing perinatal anxiety: The acceptability, effectiveness and feasibility of different approaches
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

Outpatient cervical ripening for induction of labour
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

Improving Maternal Mental Health in South East Asia through assets based approaches
PI: Professor Margaret Maxwell
Funded by: Medical Research Council

Perinatal Mental Health Assessment and Treatment: an evidence Synthesis and Conceptual Framework of Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: National Institute for Health Research

Home BP monitoring in pregnancy - Covid 19
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Scottish Government

Mothers and Postnatal (MAP) Care at Blacktown Hospital
PI:
Funded by: New South Wales Ministry of Health

Scottish National Midwifery Research Programme
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Scottish Government

Promoting smoking cessation during pregnancy: a combined feasibility and pilot trial of a theory-based intervention using narrative, images and embedded behaviour change techniques, delivered via text-messaging
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Finalising the mode and timing of delivery of components of an intervention to address illness perceptions of diabetes among women with previous gestational diabetes
PI: Dr Josie Evans
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Investigating pregnant women’s and health care professional’s views about knowing their individual risk of future pelvic floor dysfunction: a feasibility study for the UR-CHOICE Randomised Controlled Trial
PI:
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

To Establish a Scottish Improvement Science R,D & KT Collaborating Centre (SISCC)
PI:
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

PhD Fellowship in Normal Birth
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Royal College of Midwives

Community Postnatal Care Resource Allocation Model (PRAM)
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Royal College of Midwives Scotland and Scottish Government

Evaluation of Aberlour Perinatal Support Project
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Aberlour Child Care Trust

Capacity Building in NMAHP Research Unit
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Scottish Government

Scottish Maternity Care Experience 2015
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Scottish Government

KCND survey/maternity questionnaire
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Scottish Government

Knowledge Transfer Partnership between University of Stirling and The Royal College of Midwives
PI:
Funded by: Royal College of Midwives and Technology Strategy Board

Getting it Right for Every child: a scoping study of the implementation of the GIRFEC practice model into Maternity Care
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Scottish Government

NMAHP Services March 2012-2013
PI:
Funded by: Scottish Government

KCND Evaluation: Evaluation and Research Fellow support
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Scottish Government

Decision to transfer: Risk assessment and decision making in remote and rural settings
PI: Professor Helen Cheyne
Funded by: Chief Scientist Office

Outputs (84)

Outputs

Editorial

Renfrew MJ, Cheyne H, Burnett A, Crozier K, Downe S, Heazell A, Hundley V, Hunter B, King K, Marshall JE, McCourt C, McFadden A, Mondeh K, Nightingale P, Sandall J, Sinclair M, Way S, Page L & Gamble J (2022) Responding to the Ockenden Review: Safe care for all needs evidence-based system change - and strengthened midwifery. Midwifery. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2022.103391

Article

King E, Cheyne H, Abhyankar P, Elders A, Grindle M, Hapca A, Jones C, O’Carroll R, Steele M & Williams B (2022) Promoting smoking cessation during pregnancy: A feasibility and pilot trial of a digital storytelling intervention delivered via text-messaging. Patient Education and Counseling. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2021.12.019

Review

Webb R, Uddin N, Ford E, Easter A, Shakespeare J, Roberts N, Alderdice F, Coates R, Hogg S, Cheyne H, Ayers S & the MATRIx study team (2021) Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing Perinatal Mental Health Care in Health and Social Care Settings: A Systematic Review. Lancet Psychiatry, 8 (6), pp. 521-534. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366%2820%2930467-3

Article

Stock SJ, Bhide A, Richardson H, Black M, Yuill C, Harkness M, Reid M, Wee F, Cheyne H, McCourt C, Rana D, Boyd KA, Sanders J, Heera N & Huddleston J (2021) Cervical ripening at home or in-hospital-prospective cohort study and process evaluation (CHOICE) study: a protocol. BMJ Open, 11 (5), Art. No.: e050452. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050452

Article

Dougall N, Savinc J, Maxwell M, Karatzias T, O’Connor RC, Williams B, Grandison G, John A, Cheyne H, Fyvie C, Bisson JI, Hibberd C, Abbott-Smith S & Nolan L (2020) Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a methods protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5 (1), Art. No.: 19. https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v5i1.1338

Article

McLellan JM, O’Carroll RE, Cheyne H & Dombrowski SU (2019) Investigating midwives' barriers and facilitators to multiple health promotion practice behaviours: a qualitative study using the theoretical domains framework. Implementation Science, 14 (1), Art. No.: 64. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-019-0913-3

Lecture

Coles E, Cheyne H, Fotopoulou M & Daniel B (2017) What works to improve child wellbeing? From policy to programme theory to practitioners: reflections on a realist journey (Presentation) Realist 2017: From Promise to Practice - 2017 International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation and Synthesis, Brisbane, Australia, 24.10.2017-26.10.2017. https://realist2017.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Realist-2017-program-201017.pdf

Article

Hundley V, Way S, Cheyne H, Janssen P, Gross MM & Spiby H (2017) Defining the latent phase of labour: is it important?. Evidence Based Midwifery, 15 (3), pp. 89-94. https://www.rcm.org.uk/sites/default/files/Evidence%20Based%20Midwifery%20-%20September%202017.pdf

Article

Symon A, Pringle JEC, Cheyne H, Downe S, Hundley V, Lee E, Lynn F, McFadden A, McNeill J, Renfrew MJ, Ross-Davie M, van Teijlingen E, Whitford HM & Alderdice F (2016) Midwifery-led antenatal care models: Mapping a systematic review to an evidence-based quality framework to identify key components and characteristics of care. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-0944-6

Book Chapter

Cheyne H (2015) Scotland. In: Kennedy P & Kodate N (eds.) Maternity Services and Policy in an International Context: Risk, citizenship and welfare regimes. Routledge advances in health and social policy. London: Routledge, pp. 106-129. https://www.routledge.com/Maternity-Services-and-Policy-in-an-International-Context-Risk-Citizenship/Kennedy-Kodate/p/book/9780415738941

Article

Fretheim A, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Oxman AD, Cheyne H, Foy R, Goodacre S, Herrin J, Kerse N, McKinlay RJ, Wright A & Soumerai SB (2015) A reanalysis of cluster randomized trials showed interrupted time-series studies were valuable in health system evaluation. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 68 (3), pp. 324-333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.10.003

Article

Abhyankar P, Cheyne H, Maxwell M, Harris FM & McCourt C (2013) A realist evaluation of a normal birth programme. Evidence Based Midwifery, 11 (4), pp. 112-119. http://www.rcm.org.uk/ebm/volume-11-2013/volume-11-issue-4/a-realist-evaluation-of-a-normal-birth-programme/

Article

Cheyne H (2013) The normal birth paradox. The Practising Midwife, 16 (9), p. 5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/articles/24358591/

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Cheyne H (2013) Making childbirth risky: an unintended consequence of the normal birth agenda?. Zepherina Veitch Memorial Lecture at Royal College of Midwives annual event, 2013, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 13.06.2013-13.06.2013. https://www.rcm.org.uk/news-views-and-analysis/analysis/risk-under-the-spotlight

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Shepherd A, Cheyne H, Kennedy S, Mc Intosh C, Styles M & Niven C (2010) The bottom line: A measure of labour progress?. RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference 2010, Gateshead, UK, 11.05.2010-13.05.2010.

Commentary

Paley J, Cheyne H, Dalgleish L, Duncan E & Niven C (2008) The null hypothesis: a reply. Commentary on: Rolfe G. (2008) In response to Paley J., Cheyne H., Dalgleish L., Duncan E. & Niven C. (2007) Nursing's ways of knowing and dual process theories of cognition. Journal of Advanced Nursing 62(2), 268-269. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64 (2), pp. 209-210. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=hch&AN=34571571&site=ehost-live; https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04848.x

Book Review

Cheyne H (2007) The labor progress handbook, 2nd edition. Review of: The Labor Progress Handbook, 2nd edition by Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta. Oxford, UK, Blackwell Publishing,2005, 302 pp. ISBN 978 14051 2217 7.. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 58 (4), pp. 404-405. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04272.x