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Mercedes Perez-Botella

Senior Midwifery Lecturer
School of Community Health and Midwifery


Mercedes is a nurse and a midwife with over 20 years’ experience in clinical care provision, management, education and research. She has been a Midwifery Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire since 2012 and is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain). Mercedes is studying the use of intrapartum interventions for which a selective use is recommended in Spanish and English settings, utilising a mixed methods approach. She is a reviewer for various Q1 ranking Midwifery and Nursing journals (such as the Journal of Advanced Nursing, and Midwifery) and a collaborator of the Research in Childbirth and Health unit (ReaCH) at UCLan and a member of the Research in Gender, Society & Global Health unit at the University of Ramon Llull, Barcelona.