Posted: 16 November, 2020

PIE at Lunchtime: Dr Ellinor Olander: Supporting Women to Engage in Health Behaviours During and After Pregnancy

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This week’s PIE talk was given by Dr Ellinor Olander and was of particular interest to those thinking of pursuing studies in Science (especially members of Medical Society), Psychology and PE.

Dr Ellinor Olander is a Senior Lecturer in Maternal and Child Health at City, University of London. Ellinor’s job includes teaching midwifery students and conducting research on making pregnancy and parenthood a safe and positive experience. Before Ellinor started working at City, she studied Psychology (BSc, Murdoch University Australia), Sport and Exercise Psychology (MSc, Loughborough University) and Health Promotion (PhD, University of Birmingham).

The presentation discussed some of the many health behaviours women are recommended to engage in during and after pregnancy and their benefits. Specifically, the benefits of staying physically active. Suggestions for how to promote health behaviours using psychological behaviour change theory and within routine maternity care were also discussed.

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