Georgina Sosa

Georgina Sosa

Dr

  • 2.15 Edith Cavell Building

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Key Research Interests

Midwifery One-to-One Support in Labour: Ethnographic Study of different Birth Environments

Randomised controlled trials have shown that one to one support in labour improves birth outcomes, but the support by midwives has been questioned as they are constrained by medical and technological duties. My PhD is an ethnographic study investigating the activities of midwives when they are supporting low risk women at home, and within midwifery led units. The intention is to increase the understanding of the concept of midwifery one to one support in labour.  Methods included 30 observations within the labour environment, observations outside the labour environment and interviews with 29 women and 30 midwives. Funded by East of England Clinical Academic award. 

Supervisors: Kenda Crozier and Andrea Stockl

Biography

Georgina Sosa has been a midwife in the UK for 22 years. She trained and worked at the Whittington Hospital in London from 1995-2003 working within the hospital, community and HMP Holloway prison, and opened an African well women clinic for women with female genital mutilation (FGM). At the same time Georgina achieved a First-class degree (HONS) and a Midwifery MSc. Georgina moved to the James Paget Hospital Trust (JPUH) in Norfolk and worked as a clinical midwifery manager until 2010. Georgina then worked as a Governance Midwife at the JPUH from 2010 to March 2014 and then as a clinical midwife (bank) at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital Trust. Concurrently, Georgina graduated with a PhD regarding midwifery one-to-one support in labour and is now working as a lecturer in Midwifery at the University of East Anglia. Georgina has worked in all areas of midwifery but has a passion about supporting within in labour and women with FGM.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

City, University of London

19992001

Middlesex University

19961999