Whitford, Heather

Dr

  • Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Nursing
  • 238 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
19982020
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Personal profile

Biography

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

Master of Science, University of Glasgow

Bachelor of Nursing, University of Glasgow

Keywords

  • RT Nursing
  • Midwifery

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Breast Feeding Medicine & Life Sciences
Scotland Medicine & Life Sciences
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Mothers Medicine & Life Sciences
Pelvic Floor Medicine & Life Sciences
Stress Urinary Incontinence Medicine & Life Sciences
Prenatal Care Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1998 2020

  • 238 Citations
  • 10 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., Marland, G., Carson, M., Bain, H., Eccles, J., Lee, J. & Taylor, J., 23 Oct 2019, In : Nurse Education Today. 84, p. 1-5 5 p., 104234.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nursing Students
Nursing
nursing
Focus Groups
Scotland
3 Citations (Scopus)
107 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
File
Prenatal Care
Randomized Controlled Trials
4 Citations (Scopus)
99 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Breast Feeding
Education
Postpartum Period
Breast Milk Expression
Multiple Birth Offspring
7 Citations (Scopus)
76 Downloads (Pure)

Cluster randomised controlled trial of a financial incentive for mothers to improve breast feeding in areas with low breastfeeding rates: The NOSH study protocol

Relton, C., Strong, M., Renfrew, M. J., Thomas, K., Burrows, J., Whelan, B., Whitford, H. M., Scott, E., Fox-Rushby, J., Anoyke, N., Sanghera, S., Johnson, M., Easton, S. & Walters, S., Apr 2016, In : BMJ Open. 6, 4, p. 1-8 8 p., e010158.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Breast Feeding
Motivation
Randomized Controlled Trials
Mothers
Health

Thesis

Nursing students’ attitudes towards older people and nursing older people: a comparison of two attitudinal measurement scales

Author: Dingwall, L., 2018

Supervisor: Jones, M. (Supervisor) & Whitford, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science

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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

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