Edwin van Teijlingen, Sirpa Wrede, Cecilia Benoit, Jane Sandall and Raymond DeVries
Edwin van Teijlingen
Edwin van Teijlingen is a medical sociologist and Reader in Public Health in the Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen (Scotland) and Professor in the School of health & Social Care at the University of Bournemouth (England). He is currently involved a range of research projects in the field of reproductive and sexual health field, both in the UK and abroad (especially in Nepal). He has published widely on the organisation of maternity care in the Scotland and Netherlands. His edited books include Birth by Design (Routledge) and Midwifery and the Medicalization of Childbirth (Nova Science).
University of Aberdeen
Sirpa Wrede is a sociologist and Research Coordinator at the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism, CEREN, at Swedish School of Social Science at University of Helsinki. She specialises in comparative as well as nationally-based research in the fields of maternity care and midwifery as well as health care occupations and professions. She is co-editor of Birth by Design (Routledge) and lead editor of Care Work in Crisis. Reclaiming the Nordic Ethos of Care (Studentlitteratur). Her current research focuses on the ethnic diversification of health and social care occupations.
University of Helsinki
Cecilia Benoit is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Victoria, Canada. Her research interests span the relationship between gender, work and health; midwifery and maternity care; health determinants of youth in transition to adulthood; stigma; injury prevention and community-based research. She is currently leading four longitudinal projects that employ mixed methodologies to investigate the health of different vulnerable populations.
Department of Sociology
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC V8W 3P5
Jane Sandall is a Professor in the Maternal Health and Reproduction Research Group at King’s College, London. Her research is theoretically informed by theories of risk and safety, and occupational jurisdiction. She has led a Cochrane Review of midwife-led care, the impact of continuity of maternity care for women in disadvantaged areas, and an ethnographic study of transfer and handover in maternity. Her current work is focused in the area of safety and quality in maternity care and she is involved in the NIHR funded King’s Patient Safety and Service Quality Research Centre, and Birthplace, a national study of birth outcomes at home, midwife led, and obstetric led units.
Raymond De Vries is a member of the Bioethics Program, the Departments of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and that of Medical Education at the University of Michigan. He is the author of A Pleasing Birth: Midwifery and Maternity Care in the Netherlands (Temple University Press, 2005), and co-editor of The View from Here: Bioethics and the Social Sciences (Blackwell, 2007). His current research is focused on the regulation of science; the social history of bioethics, clinical trials of genetic therapies and deep brain stimulation; international research ethics; and the social, ethical, and policy issues associated with voluntary cesarean section.
University of Michigan