A particular strength of this year’s conference was the inclusion of a large number of presentations of qualitative research, giving delegates detailed insight into the beliefs, concerns and needs of parents across the perinatal period. This included a presentation by pPOD’s Jane Illes on the experiences of women who suffer from postnatal posttraumatic stress and the development of a cognitive model to guide intervention based on this work.
As part of the conference SRIP awards a postgraduate research prize for a thesis in the area of reproduction, birth and infancy. This year’s prize was awarded to Zoe Darwin, while pPOD’s Jill Domoney was awarded the runner up prize for her work on father-infant interactions.
Next year’s conference will be held in Malta where pPOD will be hoping to be well represented again. Details will be
found on the SRIP website http://www.srip.ac.uk/ in due course.