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Merryl Harvey Birmingham City University, UK

Merryl Harvey qualified as a nurse in 1982 and midwife in 1984 and took up an academic post at Birmingham City University in 1995. Merryl’s PhD which was completed in 2010, explored fathers’ experiences of the birth and immediate care of their baby. Since that time she has supervised PhD students to completion and supported the doctoral forum at Birmingham City University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

Merryl has a strong journal publication history. This includes a co-authored text on fatherhood in relation to midwifery and neonatal practice, published in 2012. She also co-authored ‘Research Methods for Nurses and Midwives’ which was published by Sage in 2017, with a second edition forthcoming. 

Merryl became Professor of Nursing and Family Health at Birmingham City University in 2017. Before her retirement in 2019, Merryl was co-lead of the Family Health Research Cluster and co-lead of the Elizabeth Bryan Multiple Births Centre. Since her retirement Merryl has continued to supervise doctoral students.