Renée Flacking

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Renée Flacking (2016-01-24)

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Preterm infant, breastfeeding, neonatal care, youth, adolescent

Renée Flacking (2015-01-28)


Renée Flacking is an Associate Professor at the School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Dalarna University, Sweden. Renée has a background as a Paediatric Nurse, having worked in a Neonatal Care Unit for more than 10 years. In 2007, she received her PhD in Medical Science, Uppsala University: Breastfeeding and Becoming a Mother – Influences and Experiences of Mothers of Preterm Infants. In 2009-2010 she undertook her PostDoc with Professor Fiona Dykes as her supervisor in MAINN, UCLan, conducting an ethnographic study in neonatal units in Sweden and England focusing on infant feeding and relationality. In 2010, the research network Separation and Closeness Experiences in the Neonatal Environment (SCENE) was established with Renée Flacking as the coordinator. This network comprises interdisciplinary collaboration between researchers from Europe and Australia. Renée’s main research interest is in the area of breastfeeding and parenting in families with preterm infants focusing on emotional, relational and socio-cultural influences. She is also interested in adolescent health and has currently three PhD students conducting studies in this area.
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