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Dr Mari Greenfield

Profile summary

Professional biography

Mari is an early career researcher, who works across the disciplines of health, sociology and psychology. Her research interests include:

  • Participatory research
  • Health inequalities
  • Marginalised groups
  • Perinatal wellbeing

She has a specific interest in the reproductive experiences of LGBTQ+ people.

 

Publications

  • Mamrath, S., Greenfield, M., Fernandez-Turienzo, C., Fallon, V., and Silverio, S. (forthcoming) Postpartum anxiety in people giving birth during the COVID-19 pandemic Plos One
  • Greenfield, M. and Feeley, C. (2023) ‘Home alone – choosing freebirth’ in Madeley, A. (ed) Home birth, Elsevier ISBN: 9780323935012
  • Greenfield, M. and Darwin, Z. (2023) LGBTQ+ new and expectant parents’ experiences of perinatal services during the UK’s first Covid-19 lockdown. Birth https://doi.org/10.1111/birt.12780
  • Keeley, A., Greenfield, M. and Darwin, Z. (2023) ‘“We Should Be Working Together, and It Felt like They Disrupted That”: Pregnant Women and Partners’ Experiences of Maternity Care in the First UK COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown’ International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 20(4), 3382 https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20043383
  • Greenfield, M. (2022) Lack of policy consideration for breastfeeding co-mothers in maternity services. British Journal of Midwifery 30(9), 526-530 https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2022.30.9.526 
  • Darwin, Z. and Greenfield, M. (2022) ‘Diversity of family formation: LGBTQ+ parents’, in Borg Xuereb, R. and Jomeen, J. (eds) Perspectives on Midwifery and Parenthood, Routledge https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-17285-4
  • Greenfield, M., Jomeen, J. and Glover, L. (2022) ‘After last time, would you trust them? – Rebuilding trust in midwives after a traumatic birth’ Midwifery 113, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2022.103435
  • Greenfield, M. (2022) ‘We aren’t over the rainbow yet – A research review examining LGBTQ+ families’ experiences in perinatal care services’ The Student Midwife, 5(2) 6-9
  • Greenfield, M. and Marshall, A. (2022) ‘Big Birthas – the effect of being labelled ‘high BMI’ on women’s experiences of pregnancy and birth autonomy’ MIDIRS, 32(1), 25-30
  • Darwin, Z. and Greenfield, M. (2022) ‘Gestational and non-gestational parents: challenging assumptions’ Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 40(1), 1-2  https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2021.2020977
  • Greenfield, M., Payne-Gifford, S. and McKenzie, G. (2021) ‘Between a rock and a hard place: freebirth during the Covid-19 pandemic’ Frontiers in Global Women’s Health, 2, 603744 https://doi.org/10.3389/fgwh.2021.603744
  • Greenfield, M. and Darwin, Z. (2020) ‘Trans and non-binary pregnancy, traumatic birth and perinatal mental health: A scoping review’ Journal of Transgender Health, 22(1-2), 203-16 https://doi.org/10.1080/26895269.2020.1841057
  • Darwin, Z. and Greenfield, M. (2019) ‘Mothers and Others: the invisibility of LGBTQ people in reproductive and infant psychology’ Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 37(4), 341-3 https://doi.org/10.1080/02646838.2019.1649919
  • Greenfield, M., Jomeen, J. and Glover, L. (2019) “It can’t be like last time’- Choices made in early pregnancy by women who have previously experienced a traumatic birth’ Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 56 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00056
  • Greenfield, M. (2019) ‘Choices after traumatic birth’, in Jefford, E. and Jomeen, J. (eds) Empowering decision-making in midwifery, Routledge: Oxon, 172-83
  • Greenfield, M. (2017) 'He's not the mother - LGBT parents and language' Association for Improvements in Maternity Services, 29(2), 14-5 ISSN 0256-5004 
  • Greenfield, M., Jomeen, J. and Glover, L. (2016) 'What is traumatic birth? A concept analysis and literature review', British Journal of Midwifery, 24(4), 254-67 https://doi.org/10.12968/bjom.2016.24.4.254

Teaching interests

As well as undertaking research, Mari teaches research methodology, has experience of supervising Masters' level students, and runs a monthly Qualitative Research Clinic for Open University staff with her colleague Lauren O'Hagan.

Impact and engagement

Publications

A consensus statement on perinatal mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations for post-pandemic recovery and re-build (2024)
Jackson, Leanne; Greenfield, Mari; Payne, Elana; Burgess, Karen; Oza, Munira; Storey, Claire; Davies, Siân M.; De Backer, Kaat; Kent-Nye, Flora E.; Pilav, Sabrina; Worrall, Semra; Bridle, Laura; Khazaezadeh, Nina; Rajasingam, Daghni; Carson, Lauren E.; De Pascalis, Leonardo; Fallon, Victoria; Hartley, Julie M.; Montgomery, Elsa; Newburn, Mary; Wilson, Claire A.; Harrold, Joanne A.; Howard, Louise M.; Sandall, Jane; Magee, Laura A.; Sheen, Kayleigh S. and Silverio, Sergio A.
Frontiers in Global Women's Health, 5


LGBTQ + new and expectant parents' experiences of perinatal services during the UK's first COVID‐19 lockdown (2023-10-06)
Greenfield, Mari and Darwin, Zoe
Birth ((early access))


“We Should Be Working Together, and It Felt like They Disrupted That”: Pregnant Women and Partners’ Experiences of Maternity Care in the First UK COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown (2023-02-15)
Keely, Alice; Greenfield, Mari and Darwin, Zoe
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20, Article 3382(4)


Educación en inglés y la perpetuación de la desigualdad de las niñas: inversión parental y aspiraciones de género en Nepal [English education and the perpetuation of girls' inequality: parental investment and gender aspirations in Nepal] (2023)
Hultgren, Anna Kristina; Upadhaya, Anu; O'Hagan, Lauren Alex; Wingrove, Peter; Adamu, Amina; Greenfield, Anne-Mari; Lombardozzi, Lorena; Sah, Pramod; Tsiga, Ismaila; Umar, Aishat and Wolfenden, Freda
Cuadernos de pedagogía, 2023(543)


Lack of policy consideration for breastfeeding co-mothers in maternity services (2022-09-02)
Greenfield, Mari
British Journal of Midwifery, 30(9) (pp. 526-530)


Diversity of Family Formation: LGBTQ+ Parents (2023-01-01)
Darwin, Zoe and Greenfield, Mari
In: Borg Xuereb, Rita and Jomeen, Julie eds. Perspectives on Midwifery and Parenthood (pp. 163-179)
ISBN : 978-3-031-17284-7 | Publisher : Springer, Cham