Whitford, Heather


  • Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Nursing
  • 261 Citations
  • 11 h-Index

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Personal profile


I have been a midwife since 1986.  Prior to commencing an academic career I practised in a variety of settings including two years in a large teaching hospital in Nepal and in the UK in a small private hospital specialising in ‘natural’ childbirth, a small midwife-led unit and finally as a community midwife in Dundee.  Since 1997 I have worked as a Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of Dundee.  In addition to my teaching and administration responsibilities, my research activities have increased over the past few years and have included the study of pelvic floor exercises, infant feeding plans and woman-centred care. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Dundee

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

Master of Science, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 1996

Bachelor of Nursing, University of Glasgow

Award Date: 1 Jan 1984


  • RT Nursing
  • Midwifery

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Research Output

  • 261 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 19 Article
  • 2 Comment/debate
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Meeting abstract

An exploration of the influences on under-representation of male pre-registration nursing students

Whitford, H. M., Marland, G., Carson, M., Bain, H., Eccles, J., Lee, J. & Taylor, J., Jan 2020, In : Nurse Education Today. 84, p. 1-5 5 p., 104234.

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  • Open Access
  • 64 Downloads (Pure)

    Antenatal care trial interventions: a systematic scoping review and taxonomy development of care models

    Symon, A., Pringle, J., Downe, S., Hundley, V., Lee, E., Lynn, F., McFadden, A., McNeill, J., Renfrew, M., Ross-Davie, M., van Teijlingen, E. R., Whitford, H. & Alderdice, F., 6 Jan 2017, In : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 17, p. 1-16 16 p., 8.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
    164 Downloads (Pure)

    Breastfeeding education and support for women with twins or higher order multiples

    Whitford, H. M., Wallis, S. K., Dowswell, T., West, H. M. & Renfrew, M. J., 28 Feb 2017, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2, p. 1-54 54 p., CD012003.

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    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    185 Downloads (Pure)


    Pelvic floor exercises, incontinence and pregnancy: knowledge, motivation and behaviour

    Author: Whitford, H. M., 2002

    Supervisor: Jones, M. (Supervisor) & Alder, B. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy