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City University London appoints maternal and child health professor

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City University London has appointed Christine McCourt as its new professor of maternal and child health, in its Department of Midwifery and Child Health.

She will succeed Professor Alison Macfarlane as research lead within the department.

Christine McCourt comes from Thames Valley University, where she is professor of anthropology and health and head of the Centre for Research in Midwifery and Childbirth.

In her new role, McCourt will lead research and research education in maternal and child health and care, building on the work of Professor Macfarlane.

Gulu Hussein, acting joint head of the Department of Midwifery and Child Health and lead for midwifery education, said: “I am delighted that Christine is coming to our department. With her wealth of experience in research on midwifery policy, she will build on our existing strength in research and lead us into new avenues.”

McCourt said: “I am looking forward greatly to continuing my academic and research work at City University London. The Department of Midwifery and Child Health has a great team and excellent clinical links, and has established a very strong reputation in its field. I hope I can complement and build on the excellent research profile built up by Alison Macfarlane and colleagues.”

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