Semra Pinar
PhD student

Profile

Biography

Semra has a midwifery background and her PhD project is related to psychological interventions delivered by non-mental-health specialists for the treatment of perinatal depression.

Semra began to study at the University of York in 2016, prior to that she completed an MSc degree in Midwifery in 2015 and enhanced her knowledge and practice by attending an International Exchange Programme in Czechia for nine months. Her focus in masters was on intrapartum care for healthy women and babies and especially care during the second stage of labour.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery
  • MSc Midwifery

Research

Overview

Semra is interested in brief psychological interventions delivered by non-mental-health specialists for the treatment of perinatal depression, focusing on systematic reviews and qualitative research methods.

Projects

  • Exploring views of women and healthcare professionals on perinatal depression
  • Development and adaptation of a brief psychological intervention intended for delivery by non-mental-health specialists for the treatment of perinatal depression

Research group(s)

Publications

Selected publications

  • Pinar, S. and Karacam, Z. 2018. Applying fundal pressure in the second stage of labour and its impact on mother and infant health. Health care for women international, 39(1), pp.110-125.

External activities

Memberships

Contact details

Semra Pinar
PhD Student

Tel: 07729070393