Terry Kana

Senior Research Associate

Terry is a registered nurse and midwife and has worked in a wide variety of hospital and community settings in the UK. She is a former Senior Midwifery Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and a former Supervisor of Midwives. She has over fourteen years’ international programme management experience in development, conflict, post conflict and complex emergencies in Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Chechnya, Somalia, Burundi, DRC and Lesotho.

Terry has worked at the Centre for Maternal and Newborn Health since 2012 and was the Country Lead for the Making it Happen programme in Bangladesh and Pakistan. She also led the first multi-disciplinary skills drills Emergency Obstetric Care Training in Sri Lanka and is the in-house lead for the LSTM Life Saving Skills and Essential Obstetric Care.

Currently Terry is a consultant to the GFA/GIZ Muskoka Project in Cambodia that is working to improve emergency obstetric care and newborn care (EmONC) in three provinces: Kampot, Kampong Thom and Kampong Speu where Terry has set up three EmONC skills labs and is now supporting to improve access and quality of training.

Research

Emergency Obstetric Care and Newborn Care Skills Labs
This operational research is investigating the day-to day workings of EmONC skills labs in Cambodia. It is identifying the helpers and challenges to accessing and using the skills lab. It is also investigating the effect of using a skills lab on the confidence of healthcare professionals in EmONC skills.

PhD Research What is the scope of practice and work load of midwifery cadres in low and middle-income countries using Bangladesh and Malawi as case examples?
This research uses mixed methods to examine the role, responsibilities and work practices of midwifery cadres e.g. midwives and nurse-midwives in low and middle-income countries. A survey was used to collect data on the scope of practice, work load and job satisfaction of the midwifery cadres and qualitative data using diaries, key informant interviews and focus group discussions to identify helpers and challenges to providing quality midwifery care in these settings.

Supervisors: Professor Nynke van den Broek and Dr Barbara Madaj

Teaching

Terry is an experienced teacher in midwifery and public health from community to postgraduate level. She regularly teaches on the Master’s modules, the Diploma for Tropical Nursing, the Diploma for Sexual Reproductive Health and the Diploma for Tropical Medicine and Health and supervises Master’s students on their dissertations. 

Terry was the recipient of the Wellbeing of Women/RCM International Fellowship Award 2015.

Terry is a member of the Research Ethics Committee, Quality Management Committee and a STEM Ambassador at LSTM

 

Selected publications

  • Selected Publications

    Possible Reasons for Limited Effectiveness of a Skills and Drills Intervention to Improve Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care. Allott, Helen, Smith, Helen, Kana, Terry, Mdegela, Mselenge, Bar-Zeev, Sarah and Ameh, Charles (2017) 'Possible Reasons for Limited Effectiveness of a Skills and Drills Intervention to Improve Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care.'. Global health, science and practice, Vol 5, Issue 1, pp. 175-176.

    Measuring maternal mortality: a systematic review of methods used to obtain estimates of the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in low- and middle-income countries Mgawadere, Florence, Kana, Terry and van den Broek, Nynke (2017) 'Measuring maternal mortality: a systematic review of methods used to obtain estimates of the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in low- and middle-income countries'. British Medical Bulletin, Vol 121, Issue 1, pp. 121-134.

    Knowledge and Skills of Healthcare Providers in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia before and after Competency-Based Training in Emergency Obstetric and Early Newborn Care Ameh, Charles, Kerr, Robert, Madaj, Barbara, Mdegela, Mselenge, Kana, Terry, Jones, Susan, Lambert, Jaki, Dickinson, Fiona, White, Sarah and van den Broek, Nynke (2016) 'Knowledge and Skills of Healthcare Providers in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia before and after Competency-Based Training in Emergency Obstetric and Early Newborn Care'. PLoS ONE, Vol 11, Issue 12, e0167270.

    Status of Emergency Obstetric Care in four districts in Punjab, Pakistan - Results of an EOC Baseline Assessment Utz, Bettina, Zhafar, Shamsa, Kana, Terry, Arshad, Noreen, Gopalakrishnan, Somla and Van Den Broek, Nynke (2015) 'Status of Emergency Obstetric Care in four districts in Punjab, Pakistan - Results of an EOC Baseline Assessment'. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, Vol 65, Issue 5, pp. 480-485.

    Practical aspects of setting up obstetric skills laboratories – A literature review and proposed model Utz, Bettina, Kana, Terry and Van Den Broek, Nynke (2014) 'Practical aspects of setting up obstetric skills laboratories – A literature review and proposed model'. Midwifery, Vol 31, Issue 4, pp. 400-408

    Improving maternal and newborn health globally: the Making it Happen programme Jones S, Dickinson F, Kana T, Bar-Zeev S and van den Broek N (2014) Essentially MIDRS, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 7-12.

    Status of Emergency Obstetric Care in four districts in Punjab, Pakistan - Results of an EOC Baseline Assessment Utz B, Zafar S, Arshad N, Kana T, Gopalakrishnan S and van den Broek N (2015) Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, vol. 65, no. 5, pp. 1-6.