Supporting nipple health and breastfeeding

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About this project

This project addresses a significant issue in maternity care and Midwifery. Breast feeding is the best way for mothers to feed their new-born babies. However, many women stop breast feeding after experiencing sore, cracked or inflamed nipples. This project aims to explore the relationship between nipple health and breast feeding and develop scale to be used by Midwives and other Obstetric clinicians to improve their care of breast-feeding women. 


Professor Julie Jomeen 

Professor Mark Hayter

Next steps


Full-time UK/EU PhD Scholarships will include fees at the ‘home/EU' student rate and maintenance (£14,553 in 2017/18) for three years, depending on satisfactory progress.

Full-time International Fee PhD Studentships will include full fees at the International student rate for three years, dependent on satisfactory progress.

Entry requirements



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How to apply

Application deadline: 13 March 2017

Research options:

PhD: 4 years (full-time)

The Postgraduate Training Scheme

PhD students at the University of Hull follow modules for research and transferable skills development and gain a Masters level Certificate, or Diploma, in Research Training, in addition to their research degree.