Farzaneh Pazandeh is an Assistant Professor in Division of Midwifery, School of Health Sciences, and is a Maternal Health & Wellbeing Research Group member. Farzaneh has worked for over 20 years as a midwife, lecturer and researcher in Midwifery and Reproductive Health in Iran. She holds an MSc degree in midwifery education and obtained her PhD in Maternal Health from the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (University of Leeds-2014). Her PhD was a mixed-methods study, evaluating the quality of childbirth care (provision and women's experiences).
Her methodological expertise is in randomised controlled trial, qualitative research, mixed methods and action research. Farzaneh has provided consultancy in developing countries as a Midwifery and SRH consultant. She worked in the UNFPA Kabul and Tehran offices as a Midwifery and SRH consultant. She evaluated the midwifery program and developed a strategic plan in the Kabul Medical University and designed the project of assessing Afghan refugee women's maternal health in Iran. She also supervised some projects on reducing maternal mortality.
As a lecturer at the Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Farzaneh developed and delivered midwifery, maternal Health and research methods modules for undergraduate and… read more
Farzaneh has conducted research studies using qualitative and quantitative approaches on midwifery and reproductive health and published the papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
Her research interests include care during early labour and childbirth, promoting evidence-based practice and respectful maternity care (RMC), and women's care experiences, particularly from a disadvantaged background (refugee, migrant and ethnic minority groups). Her current research concerns evaluating and using interventions for improving Global Maternal Health quality in developing countries.
AYOUBI, SEDIGHEH, PAZANDEH, FARZANEH, SIMBAR, MASOUMEH, MORIDI, MARYAM, ZARE, ELHAM and POTRATA, BARBARA, 2020. A questionnaire to assess women's perception of respectful maternity care (WP-RMC): Development and psychometric properties MIDWIFERY. 80,
MORIDI, MARYAM, PAZANDEH, FARZANEH, HAJIAN, SEPIDEH and POTRATA, BARBARA, 2020. Midwives' perspectives of respectful maternity care during childbirth: A qualitative study PLOS ONE. 15(3),
As a lecturer at the Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Farzaneh developed and delivered midwifery, maternal Health and research methods modules for undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervised MSc and PhD thesis.