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Dr Lucy Hope

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 855366


BSc (Hons) Midwifery (Birmingham City University, 2002)
PhD (University of Birmingham, 2014)

Currently undertaking PG Cert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (end date September 2017)

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research


Pre-registration BSc Midwifery Year 2 lead (September cohort)


Lucy’s research interests include peer support for breastfeeding and perinatal mental health, and postnatal care. Her PhD focussed on peer support for breastfeeding. 

More broadly, Lucy is keen to add to the evidence base to provide high quality and safe care to women accessing maternity services. 

Lucy has experience of completing systematic reviews and supervising students completing such reviews at Masters level.

Professional experience

Professional experience

Clinical midwifery
Maternal health research (University of Birmingham and NIHR)
NIHR Good Clinical Practice Facilitator (2012 - 2015)
Birmingham Health Partners Clinical Academic Internship Programme supervisor (2014 - 2015)



MacArthur C, Jolly K, Ingram L, Freemantle N, Lee C-L, Hamburger R, Brown J, Chambers J, Khan KSK. Antenatal peer support workers and breastfeeding initiation: a cluster randomised controlled trial.  Br Med J 2009; 338:392-395.

Ingram L, MacArthur C, Khan KSK, Deeks JJ, Jolly K. Effect of antenatal peer support on breastfeeding initiation: a systematic review. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2010; 182:16.

Kenyon S, Jolly K, Hemming K, Ingram L, Gale N, Dann SA, Chambers J, MacArthur C. Evaluation of Lay Support in Pregnant women with Social risk (ELSIPS): a randomised controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012; 12:11.

Jolly K, Ingram L, Khan KSK, Deeks JJ, Freemantle N, MacArthur C. Systematic review of peer support for breastfeeding continuation: metaregression analysis of the effect of setting, intensity, and timing. Br Med J 2012; 344:d8287.

Jolly K, Ingram L, Freemantle N, Khan K, Chambers J, Hamburger R, Brown J, Dennis C-L, MacArthur C. Effect of a peer support service on breastfeeding continuation in the UK: a randomised controlled trial. Midwifery 2012; 28(6):740-5.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities