Qualitative Research Consultant

My publications

My publications


Peer reviewed journal articles

Rayment, J. Rance, S. McCourt, C., Sandall, J. (2019) ‘Barriers to women's access to alongside midwifery units in England’. Midwifery. 77: 78 - 85.

Rayment, J., McCourt, C., Scanlon, M., Culley, L., Spiby, H., Bishop, S., & de Lima, L. A. (2019). ‘An analysis of media reporting on the closure of freestanding midwifery units in England’. Women and Birth.

Hunter, L., G. Da Motta, C. McCourt, O. Wiseman, J. Rayment et al (2018) ‘Better together: A qualitative exploration of women’s perceptions and experiences of group antenatal care’. Women and Birth.

Hunter,L., G. Da Motta, C. McCourt, O. Wiseman, J. Rayment et al (2018) ‘“It makes sense and it works”: Maternity care providers' perspectives on the feasibility of a group antenatal care model (Pregnancy Circles)’ Midwifery 66: 56-63.

Olander, E. K., Rayment, J., Bryar, R., & Brook, J. (2018). ‘Midwifery students in health visitor placements: the importance of student-mentor relationships’. Midwifery62, 49-51.

McCourt, C., Rance, S., Rayment, J., Sandall, J. (2018) ‘Organising safe and sustainable care in Alongside Midwifery Units: findings from an organisational ethnographic study'Midwifery.

Rayment, J., Lanlehin, R., McCourt, C., & Husain, S. M. (2017). ‘Involving seldom-heard groups in a PPI process to inform the design of a proposed trial on the use of probiotics to prevent preterm birth: a case study’Research Involvement and Engagement3(1).

Bradley, S., McCourt, C., Rayment, J., & Parmar, D. (2016). ‘Disrespectful intrapartum care during facility-based delivery in sub-Saharan Africa: A qualitative systematic review and thematic synthesis of women's perceptions and experiences’Social Science and Medicine169, 157-170.

McCourt, C., Rayment, J., Rance, S. Sandall, J. (2016) ‘Place of birth and concepts of wellbeing: an analysis from two ethnographic studies of midwifery units in England’ Anthropology in Action, 23: 17-29

Rayment, J., C. McCourt; J. Christie; E. Trenchard-Mabere (2015) ‘Bangladeshi women's experiences of infant feeding in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’Maternal and Child Nutrition.

Daru, J., Moores, R., Dodds, J., Rayment, J., Allard, S. and K. S. Khan (2015) ‘Non-anaemic iron deficiency in pregnancy: the views of health service users and health care professionals’ Transfusion Medicine, 25(1): 27–32

Rance, S., McCourt, C., Rayment, J., Sandall, J. (2013) ‘Women's safety alerts in maternity care: Is speaking up enough?’ BMJ quality & safety, 22(4)

Rayment, J. (2013) ‘Parents and children playing together: The benefits of play for children under two’ Perspective (Journal of the NCT)September 2013 (Peer reviewed)

McCourt, C., S. Rance, J.Rayment, J. Sandall (2012) ‘Organisational strategies and midwives’ readiness to provide care for out of hospital births: An analysis from the Birthplace organisational case studies’Midwifery 28 (5): 636–645

Professional magazines and journals

Rayment, J. (2015) ‘Emotional labour: how midwives manage emotion at work’ The Practising Midwife, September 2015

Rayment, J., McCourt, C., Rance, S. Sandall, J. (2015) ‘What makes alongside midwifery-led units work? Lessons from a national research project’ The Practising Midwife, June 2015

Rayment, J., C. McCourt, J. Sandall, S. Rance (2012) ‘Maternity services in rural areas: learning from two trusts serving rural communities’ Perspective (Journal of the NCT): June 2012.

Rayment, J., C. McCourt, S. Rance, J. Sandall (2012) ‘Choosing out of hospital birth’. AIMS Journal 24 (2): 11-12

Research reports

Rayment, J., McCourt, C. Christie, J. (2014) The FIT Project: Feeding Infants in Tower Hamlets. Final report. City University London.

McCourt, C., Rayment, J., Rance, S. Sandall, J. (2014) ‘An ethnographic organisational study of alongside midwifery units: a follow-on study from the Birthplace in England programme’. Health Services Delivery Research 2(7)

McCourt, C., S. Rance, J. Rayment, J. Sandall (2011) Birthplace in England Research programme: Organisational Case Studies Final Report 6. London: HMSO. (Peer reviewed)

Selected conference papers

Rayment, J. (2019) ‘Maternity Care Culture’. The Maternity Transformation Programme: Three Year Review. Royal Society of Medicine, London, May 2019 (Invited speaker).

Rayment, J. (2019) ‘Development of the Midwifery Unit Standards’. The NICE Birthplace Action Study Networking Meeting, City, University of London, London, February 2019 (Invited speaker).

Rayment, J. (2017) ‘An analysis of Media Reporting on the Closure of Freestanding Midwifery Units in England’ British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference, York, September 2017.

McCourt, C. Rayment, J. (2015) ‘Thinking about risk and safety: Where is risk management taking us? A case study of evidence, choices and the politics of place of birth in England’. British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow, April 2015.

Rayment, J. (2015) ‘Storytelling in organisational life: tales from a hospice for children and young adults’. British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow, April 2015.

Rayment, J. (2014) 'Emotional Labour: doing qualitative research in maternity care' BSA Human Reproduction Study Group Methodology meeting, DMU, December 2014 (Invited speaker)

Rayment, J. (2014) ‘Emotional Labour: A story of midwifery research’ University of Worcester Institute of Health & Society Seminar Series, November 2014 (Invited speaker)

Rayment, J. (2014) “Once upon a time...’: a story of ethnographic exploration’. Association of Social Anthropology Conference, University of Edinburgh, June 2014.

Rayment, J., C. McCourt, S. Rance, J. Sandall (2014) ‘Fear, trust, territoriality and jurisdiction in birthplaces’. BSA Medical Sociology Conference, September 2014.

Rayment, J., C. McCourt, S. Rance, J. Sandall (2014) ‘An organisational study of Alongside Midwifery Units (AMUs): Lessons for policy and practice’. The International Congress of Midwives, Prague, June 2014.

Rayment, J. (2014) ‘Infant Feeding, Breast or Bottle: The experiences of Bangladeshi women in London’. Escola Enfermagem, Universidade de São Paulo, May 2014 (Invited speaker)

Rayment, J. (2014) ‘Experiences of incorporating qualitative research into clinical trials’. Departamento de Saúde Materno Infantil, Universidade de São Paulo, May 2014. (Invited speaker)

Rayment, J. (2014) ‘Practical Ethnography: learning from research relationships’, Escola Enfermagem, Universidade de São Paulo, April 2014. (Invited speaker)

Rayment, J and C. McCourt (2013) ‘Creating sustainable birth centres: Learning from a study of alongside midwifery units’, The Royal College of Midwives Conference, Telford, November 2013

Rayment, J. (2013) ‘The challenges of working with healthcare professionals’ at Research that Breaks Your Heart: The Impact of research on the researcher. Oxford Brookes University. March 2013. (Invited speaker)

Rayment, J., C. McCourt, S. Rance, J. Sandall (2012) ‘The Birthplace in England Research Programme organisational case studies: Ensuring safety and quality at the boundaries of maternity care’. The British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference, Leicester. September 2013.

Rayment, J. (2011) ‘Learning to talk like a midwife: from practice to the profession’ at the Royal College of Midwives Conference, Brighton.

Rayment, J. (2011) ‘Midwives’ Strategies for Coping the in the NHS’ at The Welsh Midwifery Research Forum, Cardiff. (Invited speaker)