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Moving beyond the 'yuk' factor: health professionals and understanding risk in relation to human milk exchange (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Dowling, S. (2020, January). Moving beyond the 'yuk' factor: health professionals and understanding risk in relation to human milk exchange. Presented at Human Milk: Bodies, Boundaries and Barriers, University of Bristol

This presentation looks at human milk exchange: what it is; where, how and why is happens; meaning and value of human milk; understandings of risk and how health professionals and women make sense of them.

What do we know from current evidence about the experience of women who breastfeed beyond twelve months of age?  A systematic review of qualitative evidence (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Dowling, S., & Cooper, T. (2019, November). What do we know from current evidence about the experience of women who breastfeed beyond twelve months of age?  A systematic review of qualitative evidence

The duration of breastfeeding varies around the world; in developed nations breastfeeding beyond infancy is unusual and hard to measure, with the numbers in the UK likely to be very small. There is limited understanding of how women experience breast... Read More about What do we know from current evidence about the experience of women who breastfeed beyond twelve months of age?  A systematic review of qualitative evidence.

Important times for breastfeeding support: a qualitative study of mothers’ experiences (2019)
Journal Article
Fraser, M., Dowling, S., Oxford, L., Ellis, N., & Jones, M. (in press). Important times for breastfeeding support: a qualitative study of mothers’ experiences. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/14635240.2019.1676811

Breastfeeding rates in the UK remain persistently low, with a rapid fall off during the first 6–8 weeks. The work of healthcare and public health practitioners impacts on mothers’ experiences of infant feeding. Support, promotion and protection of br... Read More about Important times for breastfeeding support: a qualitative study of mothers’ experiences.

Local Landscapes of Breastfeeding: A comparison of breastfeeding amongst mothers in low- and high-income neighborhoods in Bristol, UK (2019)
Journal Article
Isherwood, J., Boyer, K., & Dowling, S. (2019). Local Landscapes of Breastfeeding: A comparison of breastfeeding amongst mothers in low- and high-income neighborhoods in Bristol, UK. Health and Place, 59, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2019.05.003

© 2019 This paper compares experiences of breastfeeding outside the home for women living in low-income and high-income neighborhoods of the same city. Our findings are based on an analysis of 22 interviews with breastfeeding mothers (11 in each of t... Read More about Local Landscapes of Breastfeeding: A comparison of breastfeeding amongst mothers in low- and high-income neighborhoods in Bristol, UK.

What do we know about the experiences of women in the twenty-first century who breastfeed beyond 12 months of age? A systematic review of qualitative evidence (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Dowling, S., & Cooper, T. (2019, June). What do we know about the experiences of women in the twenty-first century who breastfeed beyond 12 months of age? A systematic review of qualitative evidence. Paper presented at Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-cultural Perspectives

Abstract: Introduction: Despite good quality evidence (Victora et al, 2016) and recommendations, the duration of breastfeeding varies around the world. In developed nations breastfeeding beyond infancy is unusual and hard to measure. In the UK the... Read More about What do we know about the experiences of women in the twenty-first century who breastfeed beyond 12 months of age? A systematic review of qualitative evidence.

'Betwixt and between': Women's experiences of breastfeeding long-term (2018)
Book Chapter
Dowling, S. (2018). 'Betwixt and between': Women's experiences of breastfeeding long-term. In S. Dowling, D. Pontin, & K. Boyer (Eds.), Social experiences of breastfeeding: Buliding bridges between research, policy and practice, 55-70. Policy Press

This chapter draws on my research with women who breastfeed for longer than is usual in the UK, where a minority of women are still breastfeeding at six months and an unknown number breastfeed into the second year and beyone (McAndrew et al, 2012). T... Read More about 'Betwixt and between': Women's experiences of breastfeeding long-term.

Social Experiences of Breastfeeding: Building Bridges Between Research, Policy and Practice (2018)
Book
Dowling, S., Pontin, D., & Boyer, K. (2018). K. Boyer, D. Pontin, & S. Dowling (Eds.), Social Experiences of Breastfeeding: Building Bridges Between Research, Policy and Practice. Policy Press

This book brings together international academics, policy makers and practitioners to build bridges between the real world and scholarship on breastfeeding.

Gender dynamics in the donation field: human tissue donation for research, therapy and feeding (2018)
Journal Article
Kent, J., Fannin, M., & Dowling, S. (2019). Gender dynamics in the donation field: human tissue donation for research, therapy and feeding. Sociology of Health and Illness, 41(3), 567-584. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9566.12803

© 2018 The Authors. Sociology of Health & Illness published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Foundation for SHIL. This paper examines how gender dynamics shape human tissue donation for research and for human health. Drawing on research inve... Read More about Gender dynamics in the donation field: human tissue donation for research, therapy and feeding.

'A little bit offended and slightly patronised': Parents' experiences of National Child Measurement Programme feedback (2018)
Journal Article
Gainsbury, A., & Dowling, S. (2018). 'A little bit offended and slightly patronised': Parents' experiences of National Child Measurement Programme feedback. Public Health Nutrition, 21(15), 2884-2892. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980018001556

© The Authors 2018Â. Objective To develop a descriptive account of parents' experiences of written feedback from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), based on primary data collected from semi-structured focus groups.Design Four focus grou... Read More about 'A little bit offended and slightly patronised': Parents' experiences of National Child Measurement Programme feedback.

'The mum has to live with the decision much more than the dad'; a qualitative study of men's perceptions of their influence on breastfeeding decision-making (2018)
Journal Article
Hounsome, L., & Dowling, S. (2018). 'The mum has to live with the decision much more than the dad'; a qualitative study of men's perceptions of their influence on breastfeeding decision-making. International Breastfeeding Journal, 13(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13006-018-0145-1

© 2018 The Author(s). Background: Although breastfeeding is widely acknowledged as the normal method of infant feeding, there are large variations in rates of initiation and duration. Several factors are linked to the likelihood of breastfeeding init... Read More about 'The mum has to live with the decision much more than the dad'; a qualitative study of men's perceptions of their influence on breastfeeding decision-making.

Breastfeeding experiences – A Q&A with Dr Sally Dowling (2018)
Journal Article
Dowling, S. (2018). Breastfeeding experiences – A Q&A with Dr Sally Dowling

'Ask the expert' online interview with Breastfeeding and Health Care Professionals Parenting Science Gang (Wellcome Trust funded citizen science project)

Gender dynamics in the donation field: Human tissue donation for research, therapy and feeding (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Kent, J., Fannin, M., & Dowling, S. (2017, December). Gender dynamics in the donation field: Human tissue donation for research, therapy and feeding. Paper presented at Deconstructing Donation Conference

Research on blood and organ donation in the UK reveal disparities between the proportions of women and men donating tissues. In this paper, we examine how gender dynamics shape human tissue donation for research and for human health. We consider the... Read More about Gender dynamics in the donation field: Human tissue donation for research, therapy and feeding.

Digital times: Disseminating your work and networking (2017)
Journal Article
Dowling, S., & Albarran, J. (2017). Digital times: Disseminating your work and networking. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 12(9), 433-436. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2017.12.9.433

This fifth and final article in the Writing for Publication series aims to provide guidance on disseminating your work and increasing professional networks through the use of social media. We will outline a range of different ways in which nurses can... Read More about Digital times: Disseminating your work and networking.

Gender dynamics in the donation field: Human tissue donation for research, therapy and feeding (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Kent, J., Fannin, M., & Dowling, S. (2017, August). Gender dynamics in the donation field: Human tissue donation for research, therapy and feeding. Paper presented at Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference

Research on blood and organ donation in the UK reveal disparities between the proportions of women and men donating tissues. In this paper, we examine how gender dynamics shape human tissue donation for research and for human health. We consider the... Read More about Gender dynamics in the donation field: Human tissue donation for research, therapy and feeding.

Developing and producing a focused conference poster (2017)
Journal Article
Dowling, S., & Albarran, J. (2017). Developing and producing a focused conference poster. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 12(8), 371-374. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2017.12.8.371

This fourth article in the Writing for Publication series aims to provide guidance on developing and producing a poster presentation for a conference. Most academic conferences offer opportunities for health professionals to present their work as an... Read More about Developing and producing a focused conference poster.

Writing an effective conference abstract (2017)
Journal Article
Albarran, J., & Dowling, S. (2017). Writing an effective conference abstract. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 12(7), 324-328. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2017.12.7.324

This paper aims to provide guidance on developing a strategy for writing a competitive and high quality abstract to increase the likelihood of it being accepted at a targeted conference. Well-presented abstracts play a crucial role in stimulating int... Read More about Writing an effective conference abstract.

Getting published a practical guide- Part II (2017)
Journal Article
Albarran, J., & Dowling, S. (2017). Getting published a practical guide- Part II. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 12(6), 274-279. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2017.12.6.274

This second paper aims to guide you on how to organise the structure and content of a manuscript according to a journal’s guidelines. A strong manuscript is one written in an accessible, informative, stimulating and engaging style; to achieve this p... Read More about Getting published a practical guide- Part II.

Getting published: Part I (2017)
Journal Article
Albarran, J., & Dowling, S. (2017). Getting published: Part I. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 12(5), 228-231. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2017.12.5.228

The aim of this series of two papers is to introduce and guide potential authors on how to develop a successful writing strategy that will lead to publication in a targeted journal. A key aspect of the series is to assist individuals with approaches... Read More about Getting published: Part I.