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Humanising Healthcare podcast - "Maternity Outcomes"

This is the Humanising Healthcare podcast - "Maternity Outcomes"


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In this edition:

For our final episode, Dr Manasi Nandi spoke with Hannah Rayment-Jones and Nikel-Shaniece Hector-Jack about maternity outcomes, discussing their findings of outcomes within BAME and migrant communities, as well as reflecting on their personal experiences with healthcare education and services.

Dr Hannah Rayment-Jones is a midwife and an NIHR Advanced Research Fellow in the Department of Women and Children’s Health at King's College London. Hannah's current research focuses on maternal and child health inequalities and has been largely informed by her clinical experience and strong interest in equity and social justice. 

She has worked in a range of clinical midwifery and obstetric settings, including the provision of continuity of care for women with social risk factors.

Nikel-Shaniece Hector-Jack is a Research Assistant at the Cicely Institute at King’s College London.

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Manasi Nandi

Reader in Integrative Pharmacology

Manasi is a scientist and educator based within the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the extraction of new information from vital signs data, aiding research and clinical decision making, and identifying earlier alerts of disease. She has expertise in medicine discovery and development and the translation of laboratory findings into clinical practice. She is a fellow of the British Pharmacological Society, most recently supporting efforts to embed inclusive principles into the national curriculum. Inclusivity and accessibility are at the core of her teaching and research practice. She is the Development, Diversity and Inclusion lead for the School and Cancer and Pharmaceutical Science, supporting EDI activities at Faculty and College level. She launched the Humanising Healthcare seminar series in 2023.

Reading list for the episode


  • Rayment-Jones, H., et al. (2020). ‘Project 20: Midwives’ insight into continuity of care models for women with social risk factors: what works, for whom, in what circumstances, and how’, Midwifery, 84, pp. 102654.
  • MacLellan, J., et al. (2022). ‘Black, Asian and minority ethnic women’s experiences of maternity services in the UK: A qualitative evidence synthesis’, Journal of Advanced Nursing, 78(7), pp. 2175-2190.
  • Dintakurti N, Kalyanasundaram S, Jha P, Talaulikar V. An online survey and interview of GPs in the UK for assessing their satisfaction regarding the medical training curriculum and NICE guidelines for the management of menopause. Post Reproductive Health. 2022;28(3):137-141. doi:10.1177/20533691221106011
  • Catalao, R., Zephyrin, L., Richardson, L., Coghill, Y., Smylie, J. and Hatch, S.L., 2023. Tackling racism in maternal health. bmj, 383.
  • Kapadia, D., Zhang, J., Salway, S., Nazroo, J., Booth, A., Villarroel-Williams, N., Becares, L. and Esmail, A., 2022. Ethnic inequalities in healthcare: a rapid evidence review.
  • Khan, Z., 2021. Ethnic health inequalities in the UK's maternity services: a systematic literature review. British Journal of Midwifery, 29(2), pp.100-107.

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