Dr Mari Greenfield
ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow
Dr Mari Greenfield is a ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow who has a passion for using research to improve people’s lives. Mari's particular focus on Maternity Services comes from her practical experience of working as a doula, as well as her academic work.
Mari's PhD thesis examined the choices women made in pregnancy and birth, after a previous traumatic birth. From this, she has written a concept analysis of 'traumatic birth', and published articles about the journey through pregnancy. She is particularly interested in the concept of battling to get the desired birth, and how this fits with maternity services' stated aims of care and support.
Mari's current post is as a Postdoctoral Fellow at King's. Initially, she was employed to undertake research examining the perinatal experiences of LGBTQ+ people. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her research focus has shifted to examining perinatal experiences of new and expectant parents during the pandemic.
Research interests: - Perinatal mental health - LGBTQ+ experiences of birth - Freebirth - Traumatic birth - High BMI birth
Mari supervises several Masters' students working on projects that relate to these subjects.