Prof Julia Leinweber (PhD)


University location: Berlin (Protestant University of Applied Science)


Phone: 00491771896665

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Research keywords (maximum 7/8)secondary trauma, birth trauma, PTSD, intrapartum care, midwife, empathy.


Julia is a professor in the BSc midwifery program at the Protestant University of Applied Science in Berlin. She has worked as a midwife in Germany and Australia. Julia has a longstanding professional and research interest in birth trauma and its effects on midwives and their relationships with women. In her PhD she investigated prevalence and risk factors for posttraumatic stress among Australian midwives. Julia is leading the German arm of the Erasmus funded ‘Baby Buddy Forward’ Project and of the Erasmus funded ‘Empathy in Health’ Project.