SDHI affiliated researcher Dr Jenna Breckenridge has won the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing award for early career researchers. For two years in a row, SDHI researchers have won this prize. Last year, Dr Jacqui Morris received this award. Jenna is an occupational therapist by background and has worked as a qualitative researcher on a number of research projects. At present she is a postdoctoral researcher in the Scottish Improvement Science Collaborating Centre (SISCC), which is supported by SDHI. Her research focuses on addressing the inequalities experienced by vulnerable or under-represented groups and improving the accessibility, delivery and evaluation of health and social care services.
SDHI researchers Jenna Breckenridge and Thilo Kroll, in collaboration with researchers from the Universities of Manchester, Edinburgh and Queen’s University Belfast, have recently published a review of the literature relating to disability, domestic abuse and access to maternity care. Although disabled women are significantly more likely to experience domestic abuse during pregnancy than non-disabled women, very little is known about how maternity care access and utilisation is affected by the co-existence of disability and domestic abuse. This new publication brings together international literature to explore the factors that facilitate or compromise access to care, the consequences of inadequate care, and the effectiveness of existing strategies for improvement. Read the full article here