Key Research Interests and Expertise

My research interests are centred on maternal health, transition to parenting, midwifery care delivery and innovation in practice as well as research capacity and capability building. I have experience in using mixed methods approaches as well as ethnography, phenomenology, concept development and action research.

Previous studies

2015 – 16  R Sanders, K Crozier, J Sandall.  Women’s experiences of pre birth education and birth preparation. Funded by RCOG/RCM Wellbeing of Women ( K Crozier supervisor)


2013 – 2014K Crozier, S Campbell, G Parlett, J Mooney Education research: ASPIRE building on research aspirations in undergraduate nursing students. UEA annual fund£5000


2013 – 2015 J Needham, M Cameron, K Crozier Red flags in midwifery assessment of women: Funded by RCOG/RCM Wellbeing of Women. ( K Crozier supervisor)


2011 – 2012 Hargreaves K and Crozier K  Why do women stop breastfeeding: a concept mapping study. Funded by RCM Ruth Davies award (supervisor  K Crozier) 


Evaluation of a neonatal end of life care pathway Project funded by DH for East Anglia Children’s Hospice (EACH) 2010 – 2011

A concept mapping study exploring reasons for discontinuation of breastfeeding. 2011 – 2012 funded by RCM

INMPP (Innovations in Nursing and Midwifery Practice Project) 2008 - 2011

Scoping exercise on nursing and midwifery research and innovation. Funded by James Paget University Hospital (2008).

Action research project for research capacity building 2008 – 2011 Funding from NHS East Of England. 

Commissioned systematic review of baby skincare. Educational grant from Johnson and Johnson and RCM 2010

Research students

I supervise MPhil/PhD students who are conducting studies in the following:

  • The lived experience of Miscarriage and Termination of Pregnancy in Thai women
  • One to one care in Labour
  • Mental ill health in Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Predictors and Correlates of Early Postnatal Relationships and Outcomes
  • The experience of planned Breech Birth
  • Impact of an alongside birthing unit on the adjacent consultant led unit


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