Marie-Clare Balaam is a senior research assistant in the Research in Childbirth and Health Unit (REACH) at UCLan. She has worked as a lecturer in History and Women’s Studies at a number of UK universities. She has undertaken research in academic and community locations exploring a range of historical and social cultural issues. Her current research interests are primarily focused on maternity care and social support for marginalised women with a particular focus on migrant women’s experiences of...
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Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Migration governance
Cross-cutting topics in migration research


  • University of Centr4al Lancashire

    University, Preston , United Kingdom
    Senior research assistant


A concept analysis of the term migrant women in the context of pregnancy

Authors Marie-Clare Balaam, Melanie Haith-Cooper, Alena Parizkova, ...
Year 2017
Journal Name International Journal of Nursing Practice
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1 Journal Article

A salutogenic perspective on maternity care for migrant women.

Authors Berit Viken, Marie-Clare Balaam, Lyberg Anne
Year 2017
Book Title New thinking on improving maternity care: International perspectives
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2 Book Chapter

'We make them feel special': The experiences of voluntary sector workers supporting asylum seeking and refugee women during pregnancy and early motherhood

Authors Marie-Clare Balaam, Carol Kingdon, Gill Thomson, ...
Year 2016
Journal Name Midwifery
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3 Journal Article

A qualitative review of migrant women's perceptions of their needs and experiences related to pregnancy and childbirth

Authors Marie-Clare Balaam, Kristin Akerjordet, Anne Lyberg, ...
Year 2013
Journal Name Journal of Advanced Nursing
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4 Journal Article

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