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Dr Rachel Jarvie

Dr Rachel Jarvie

Research Fellow

2735

College House 2.25

I have been a lecturer for many years, teaching a diverse range of topics in sociology and health and social care. My expertise is in the sociology of health and illness. My research has focused on pregnancy and the post-birth period. Research projects have examined maternal obesity/diabetes in pregnancy and the experiences of ‘older’ mothers.

I am now a Research Fellow on the Antenatal Prophylactic Pelvic Floor Exercises and Localisation (APPEAL) Programme. I will be carrying out ethnographic fieldwork to inform the clinical trial.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Contemporary History and Social Science
PGCE
MSc Social Research (Distinction)
PhD (Sociology) ‘Discourses pertaining to, and lived experiences of, Maternal Obesity and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus/Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the pregnancy and post-birth period’
ASPIRE Fellow/Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research

Research interests

Sociology of health and illness
Social determinants of health
Maternal health
Maternal identities
Obesity
Diabetes in pregnancy
Qualitative research and data analysis
Discourse analysis

Research projects

Antenatal Prophylactic Pelvic Floor Exercises and Localisation (APPEAL) Programme

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Jarvie RJ (In Press). Lived Experiences of Women with Co-existing BMI ≥ 30 and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Midwifery Full text.
Salmon VE, Hay-Smith EJC, Jarvie R, Dean S, Oborn E, Bayliss SE, Bick D, Davenport C, Ismail KM, MacArthur C, et al (2017). Opportunities, challenges and concerns for the implementation and uptake of pelvic floor muscle assessment and exercises during the childbearing years: protocol for a critical interpretive synthesis. Syst Rev, 6(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Jarvie R (2016). ‘Obese’ ‘sumo’ babies, morality and maternal identity. Women's Studies International Forum, 54, 20-28. Full text.
Jarvie R, Letherby G, Stenhouse E (2015). “Renewed” “Older” Motherhood/Mothering: a Qualitative Exploration. Journal of Women & Aging, 27(2), 103-122. Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Jarvie RJ (In Press). Lived Experiences of Women with Co-existing BMI ≥ 30 and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Midwifery Full text.

2017

Salmon VE, Hay-Smith EJC, Jarvie R, Dean S, Oborn E, Bayliss SE, Bick D, Davenport C, Ismail KM, MacArthur C, et al (2017). Opportunities, challenges and concerns for the implementation and uptake of pelvic floor muscle assessment and exercises during the childbearing years: protocol for a critical interpretive synthesis. Syst Rev, 6(1). Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2016

Jarvie R (2016). ‘Obese’ ‘sumo’ babies, morality and maternal identity. Women's Studies International Forum, 54, 20-28. Full text.

2015

Jarvie R, Letherby G, Stenhouse E (2015). “Renewed” “Older” Motherhood/Mothering: a Qualitative Exploration. Journal of Women & Aging, 27(2), 103-122. Full text.

Awards

2014/2015 nominated for University of Exeter Students’ Guild Teaching Awards
2016 nominated for Plymouth University STARR awards


Invited lectures

2016 ‘Obesity in Pregnancy’ at ‘Policing Pregnancy Conference’, Royal College of Physicians, London

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