Dr Georgette Spiteri

Dr Georgette Spiteri

Dr Georgette Spiteri

 B.Sc.(Hons)(Melit.),M.Sc.(Midwifery)(Melit.), Ph.D. (Ncle)

Assistant Lecturer

Room 47
Block A, Level 1
Mater Dei Hospital
Msida
  +356 2340 1813
Dr Georgette Spiteri graduated from the University of Malta in 2007 with Honours. In 2011 she successfully completed her Master`s Degree in Midwifery Studies with a Distinction. Her study was entitled: 'Going Back to Work After Childbirth: Women's Lived Experiences'. Her research won the annual prize for 2011 of the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology (SRIP). This study was presented at the SRIP annual conference in September 2011 at the University of Nottingham, U.K. Early in 2019, Dr Spiteri successfully defended her doctoral research entitled: 'An exploration of preparation for first-time biological parenthood' at Newcastle University, U.K.

As a registered midwife, Dr Spiteri began her professional practice in 2007 and since then she has worked in all midwifery clinical areas in the main state hospitals. She is still a practising midwife and is currently in charge of the delivery of antenatal education at Gozo General Hospital. Since 2017 she has served as a Board Member of 'Dar Guzeppa Debono', an NGO working to support families in need.

Dr Spiteri has been working full-time at the University of Malta since 2011. She is involved in teaching theory and clinical midwifery skills to undergraduate midwifery students. Dr Spiteri has presented at multiple conferences both locally and abroad. She is currently a reviewer for the Malta Journal of Health Sciences.

Her areas of interest include parenthood, midwifery research, women's experiences of the postpartum, the psychosocial aspects of maternity and midwifery education.
  • Parenthood preparation
  • Antenatal care and education
  • Intrapartum care
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Interpretative phenomenological analysis
  • Qualitative methodologies
__Publications
  • MID1017 - Infection Control in Childbearing
  • MID3114 - Management of Pain and Perineal Trauma in Midwifery
  • MID4012 - Perineal Care and Repair for Midwives
__Other

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