Fiona Dickinson

Research Assistant

Fiona qualified as a Nurse and then Midwife in the UK where she worked within the NHS as a staff midwife and then later as a Research Assistant.
After completing an MSc in Social Research Methods, Fiona moved to Morocco for 4 years, working in an NGO run orphanage, as Health Care Manager.


The use of patient reported outcomes for measuring quality of care provided in maternity services in low and middle-income countries.
Healthcare facility assessment on antenatal and postnatal care, with specific focus on HIV, TB and Malaria


Trop 972 – Assessing quality of care, Developing SMART indicators in M&E.
Diploma in tropical Nursing

Selected publications

  • Soltani H, Dickinson F, Kalk J. (2008) Breast feeding practices and views among diabetic women: A retrospective cohort study. Midwifery: 24, 471-479.

    Dickinson F, Soltani H. (2008) Nitrazine Yellow and pre-labour rupture of membrane. The Practicing Midwife. 11(5):48-52.

    Soltani H, Dickinson F, Symonds IM. Placental cord drainage after spontaneous vaginal delivery as part of the management of the third stage of labour. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 4.

    Soltani H, Dickinson F, Leung T. N. (2005) The effect of placental cord drainage in the third stage of labour on feto-maternal transfusion: a systematic review. Evidence Based Midwifery, 3 (2), 64-85.

    Soltani H, Dickinson F. (2005) Exploring women's views on information provided during pregnancy. British Journal of Midwifery, 13(10), 633-636.