The School developed an Erasmus+ exchange programme specifically for PhD students.

14 Apr 2023
Ms Anne-Martha Utne Øygarden, Professor Patricia Leahy-Warren Head of the School, Dr Helen Mulcahy

First Erasmus+ PhD Student Exchange to School of Nursing & Midwifery

The School of Nursing and Midwifery are celebrating another first!

The School has developed an Erasmus+ exchange programme specifically for PhD students with ViD Specialized University in Oslo, Norway.and would like to welcome Anne-Martha Utne Øygarden who is the first PhD candidate to avail of this.

She is visiting the School of Nursing and Midwifery on an Erasmus exchange for 3 months.  Anne-Martha is a  Ph.D Fellow at VID Specialized University in Oslo, Norway and in her final year of  completing  her thesis. Anne-Martha’s thesis is entitled ‘Perinatal depression symptoms and Parental stress among first-time mothers’.

Anne-Martha holds a bachelor degree in Nursing from Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) and an MSc degree in Health Science from the University of Oslo (UiO). She has  a particular interest in perinatal mental health and early intervention in municipal health services.

Anne-Martha will be part of the team in the Maternity, Primary Care and Families Research Cluster - Maternity, Families and Primary Care | University College Cork (

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