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Dr Caroline Lafarge

Dr Caroline Lafarge

Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Job title:
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Higher qualifications:

MA Art and Design History (University of Central England), PgDip Psychology (University of West London), MSc Health Psychology (UWL), PhD Psychology (University of West London)

Professional organisations:
British Psychology Society (BPS)
Member of NHS England Clinical Reference Group for Complex Obstetrics
Biography:

 

Caroline’s research primarily focuses on maternal health. Her area of expertise is on women’s coping with a pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality and the way coping relates to women’s post-termination psychological adjustment. The findings of this research underpin the current development of an intervention to improve psychological wellbeing among this group. Caroline also collaborates with the Centre de Recherche Médecine, Sciences, Santé, Santé mentale, Société (Cermes3) and l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) on research about clinical practices and women’s experience of prenatal diagnosis.

Caroline also teaches on the MSc Health Psychology and, as a trained smoking cessation advisor, is responsible for managing the student project on smoking cessation for that course. Caroline is a member of the British Psychological Society and of the NHS England Clinical Reference Group for Complex Obstetrics.

Research and scholarly output:

 

Journal articles

Lafarge, C. Mitchell, K. & Fox, P. (2017). Posttraumatic growth following pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality: the predictive role of coping strategies and perinatal grief. Anxiety Stress and Coping; 17 Jan 12:1-15. doi: 10.1080/10615806.2016.1278433.

Fisher, J., & Lafarge, C. (2015). Women's perceptions of care when undergoing termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology; 33(1), 69-87. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2014.970149

Lafarge, C. Mitchell, K. & Fox, P. (2014). Termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormality: A meta-ethnography of women's experiences. Reproductive Health Matters, 44, 191-201. doi: 10.1016/S0968-8080(14)44799-2.

Lafarge, C., Talsania, K., Townshend, J., Fox, P. (2014) Living with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease: A Qualitative Analysis.  British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 10(5), 226-235 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjnn.2014.10.5.226

Fisher, J., Lohr, P. A., Lafarge, C., Robson, S. C. (2014). Termination for fetal anomaly - are women in England given a choice of method? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jul 24:1-5. doi:10.3109/01443615.2014.940291

Lafarge, C. Mitchell, K. & Fox, P. (2013) Women's coping with pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of women's experiences. Qualitative Health Research 23(7): 924 - 936. DOI:10.1177/1049732313484198.

Lafarge, C. Mitchell, K. & Fox, P. (2013) Perinatal grief following a termination of pregnancy for foetal abnormality: the impact of coping strategies. Prenatal Diagnosis. DOI:10.1002/pd.4218.

Lafarge, C. & Fox, P. (2013) Coping with bereavement following a termination of pregnancy due to fetal abnormality: women's and men's experiences. Health Psychology Update 22(1): 9-13.

Usher, L., Fox, P., Lafarge, C., & Mitchell, K. (2013). Factors Associated With Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Literature Review. Psychology, Community & Health 2(3): 346–361. DOI:10.5964/pch.v2i3.65

Lafarge, C. & Fox, P. (2012). The role of beliefs about infertility on psychological adjustment: A systematic review. VISTAS 2(1): 7-17.

Report

Loveday, H.P., Currie, K., Lafarge, C., Prieto, J.A., Freeman, O., Tingle, A. & Whitfield, A. (2013) The Patient Experience of the MRSA Screening Process and the impact of a MRSA-positive result: A Qualitative Study. Confidential Report to the Department of Health Policy Research Programme.

 

Conferences:

 

Lafarge C. (2016). Pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality: coping, perinatal grief and posttraumatic growth. Invited speaker at The Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Leeds, September 2016.

Lafarge C. (2016). Is there a perfect recipe for a successful PhD? Why self-development, relationships and grit matter. Keynote speaker at the University of West London MPhil/PhD Conference. Brentford, May 2016.

Lafarge, C. (2016). Coping with pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality: Do coping strategies predict perinatal grief and posttraumatic growth? Oral presentation at The Reproductive Health Summit. London, April 2016

Lafarge, C. (2015). Coping with pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality. Guest speaker at The Pregnancy Summit. London, September 2015

Lafarge C., Mitchell, K., Fox, P., & Breeze, A. (2015). Pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality: health professionals’ perceptions of women’s coping processes. Oral presentation at the Oxford International Health Conference. Oxford, June 2015.

Lafarge, C. (2015). Interruptions de grossesse pour anomalie foetale: Un aperçu de la situation en Angleterre. Guest speaker for the seminar”Quand le handicap interroge la naissance. Entre eugénisme et prévention”. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Paris, May 2015.

Lafarge C., Mitchell, K., Fox, P., & Breeze, A. (2015). Women’s coping with pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality: A comparison between health professionals’ perceptions and women’s accounts. Poster presentation at the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Conference. London, April 2015.

Lafarge C., Mitchell, K. & Fox, P. (2014). Women’s experience of coping with pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality: An overview of research conducted at UWL. Oral presentation at the University of West London Midwifery Conference. Reading, October 2014.

Lafarge C., Mitchell, K. & Fox, P. (2014). Women’s experience of coping with pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality: A comparison between health professionals’ perceptions and women’s accounts. Oral presentation at the University of West London MPhil/PhD Conference. Brentford, May 2014.

Lafarge C., Mitchell, K. & Fox, P. (2013) Poster presentation: Perinatal grief following pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality: The impact of coping strategies, British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Conference, Brighton, UK.

Talsania, K., Lafarge C., Townshend, J. & Fox, P. (2013) Poster presentation: Living with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease: A Qualitative Analysis, British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Conference, Brighton, UK.

Lafarge C., Mitchell, K. & Fox, P. (2012) Women’s experience of coping with pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality, Invited speaker at the Society of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Oxford, UK.

Lafarge, C., Mitchell, K. & Fox, P. (2012) Women’s experience of coping with pregnancy termination for foetal abnormality, Society of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, Prague, Czech Republic.

Lafarge, C., Mitchell, K. & Fox, P. (2012) Women’s experiences of pregnancy termination due to foetal abnormality: a systematic review of qualitative studies, British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Health Psychology Conference, University of Liverpool, UK.

Lafarge, C., Mitchell, K. & Fox, P. (2012) Women’s experiences of pregnancy termination due to foetal abnormality: a systematic review of qualitative studies, European Health Psychology Society Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

Lafarge C., Mitchell, K. & Fox, P. (2012) Poster presentation: Pregnancy termination for foetal abnormality: a qualitative analysis of women’s coping processes, European Health Psychology Society Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

Lafarge, C., Mitchell, K. & Fox, P. (2012) Pregnancy termination for foetal abnormality: the impact of coping on perinatal grief, VISTAS Colloquium, University of West London, London, UK.

Lafarge C., Davis, R., Ohl, M. & Fox, P. (2012) Enhancing student employability: Reflections upon a collaborative pilot project with Ealing Stop Smoking Service, University of West London Learning and Teaching Conference, London, UK.

Lafarge C. & Fox, P. (2011) Poster presentation: Women’s experience of coping with pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality, British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Conference, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.

Research degree supervision:
Current supervision
Student Role in team Thesis title
Weronika Reed Second supervisor Exploring the effectiveness of a weight management intervention when enhanced by wearable devices in Cardiovascular Disease prevention.
Frederique Lamontagne-Godwin Second supervisor Development, usability and acceptability of an informed choice tool on cervical screening for women with severe mental illness.