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Midwifery research; Postgraduate research leadership and supervision; research in childbirth; maternal health; mental health and motherhood; midwifery education.
As NMC lead Midwife for education at UEA from 2013 until January 2018 I held a strategic role in the quality of midwifery education at UEA. I have vast experience in curriculum development and have been involved in validation for programmes externally. I teach on midwifery modules in the undergraduate and post registration programmes. My teaching includes research methods, mental health in pregnancy, the care of vulnerable women and service development and innovation. In addition I facilitate seminars and tutorials on the PGR professional and personal development programme.
I have worked at UEA since 2001 and have held several senior leadership roles: Faculty Associate Dean for PGR and Head of the graduate school (2014 - 2018) and Lead Midwife for Education in School of Health Sciences (2013 - 2017). As an educational leader I have worked with teams to develop curricula at BSc and Masters level. Membership of committees included Faculty Learning and teaching committee, Chair of Faculty appeals and complaints for PGR, Chair of faculty PGR executive and member of the South East Asia dialogue group. I am interested in ensuring students engage in programmes in ways that stimulate their learning and maintain their wellbeing. I developed and led faculty training in PGR supervision which included a focus on student mental wellbeing. I maintain links with clinical areas through my role as link lecturer for Norfolk and Norwich University hospital delivery suite.
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2005 PhD University of Ulster
2003 PG Dip Higher Education, University of Greenwich
1999 MSc Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast
1998 BSc Hons Health Studies, Queen's University Belfast
- Lead Midwife for Education Strategic advisory group to NMC
- Royal College of Midwives Research Standing Group member 2012 - 2013
- Doctoral Midwifery Research Society (DMRS) Executive committee member since 2007 Academy of Nursing Midwifery and Health Visiting Research (UK) Committee member since 2008
- East of England Regional Perinatal and Infant Mental Health network Steering group member 2009-2011
- Johnson and Johnson Infant skincare advisory board member 2009 - 2010
- Department of Health: Preparing for Birth and Beyond. Member of the expert advisory group 2009 - 2010
Key Research Interests
My research interests are centred on maternal health, transition to parenting, midwifery care delivery and innovation in practice as well as research capacity and capability building. I have experience in using mixed methods approaches as well as ethnography, phenomenology, concept development and action research.
2015 – 16 R Sanders, K Crozier, J Sandall. Women’s experiences of pre birth education and birth preparation. Funded by RCOG/RCM Wellbeing of Women ( K Crozier supervisor)
2013 – 2014K Crozier, S Campbell, G Parlett, J Mooney Education research: ASPIRE building on research aspirations in undergraduate nursing students. UEA annual fund£5000
2013 – 2015 J Needham, M Cameron, K Crozier Red flags in midwifery assessment of women: Funded by RCOG/RCM Wellbeing of Women. ( K Crozier supervisor)
2011 – 2012 Hargreaves K and Crozier K Why do women stop breastfeeding: a concept mapping study. Funded by RCM Ruth Davies award (supervisor K Crozier)
Evaluation of a neonatal end of life care pathway Project funded by DH for East Anglia Children’s Hospice (EACH) 2010 – 2011
A concept mapping study exploring reasons for discontinuation of breastfeeding. 2011 – 2012 funded by RCM
INMPP (Innovations in Nursing and Midwifery Practice Project) 2008 - 2011
Scoping exercise on nursing and midwifery research and innovation. Funded by James Paget University Hospital (2008).
Action research project for research capacity building 2008 – 2011 Funding from NHS East Of England.
Commissioned systematic review of baby skincare. Educational grant from Johnson and Johnson and RCM 2010
I supervise MPhil/PhD students who are conducting studies in the following:
- The lived experience of Miscarriage and Termination of Pregnancy in Thai women
- One to one care in Labour
- Mental ill health in Pregnancy
- Prenatal Predictors and Correlates of Early Postnatal Relationships and Outcomes
- The experience of planned Breech Birth
- Impact of an alongside birthing unit on the adjacent consultant led unit
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
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3/04/13 → 2/04/14
Moore, J. & Crozier, K.
14/01/08 → 31/03/10
Klankhajhon, S., McAllister, J., Hingkanont, P. & Crozier, K., 1 Dec 2020, In: MIDIRS Midwifery Digest. 30, 4, p. 446-455 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile7 Downloads (Pure)
‘Crippling and unfamiliar’: Analysing the concept of perinatal anxiety; definition, recognition and implications for psychological care provision for women during pregnancy and early motherhoodFolliard, K. J., Crozier, K. & Wadnerkar Kamble, M. M., Dec 2020, In: Journal of Clinical Nursing. 29, 23-24, p. 4454-4468 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)9 Downloads (Pure)
A computer‑based simulation of childbirth using the partial Dirichlet–Neumann contact method with total Lagrangian explicit dynamics on the GPULapeer, R., Gerikhanov, Z., Sadulaev, S-M., Audinis, V., Rowland, R., Crozier, K. & Morris, E., 12 May 2019, In: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology. 18, 3, p. 681–700 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)46 Downloads (Pure)
Tweedie, K., Yerrell, J. & Crozier, K., 2 May 2019, In: British Journal of Midwifery. 27, 5, p. 324-329 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile3 Citations (Scopus)11 Downloads (Pure)
Keable, J. & Crozier, K., 2 Jun 2018, In: British Journal of Midwifery. 26, 6, p. 371-376 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)26 Downloads (Pure)
1 Jan 2022 → 1 Jul 2022
Activity: Consultancy › Consultancy (fee based/paid)