• 4606 Citations
  • 36 h-Index
1983 …2020

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Personal profile

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jul 1982

Bachelor of Social Science, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 1975

External positions

Visiting Professor, University of Technology Sydney

2016 → …

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Research Output

  • The provision of midwife-led care in low-and middle-income countries: An integrative review

    Michel-Schuldt, M., McFadden, A., Renfrew, M. & Homer, C., 3 Feb 2020, In : Midwifery. 84, p. 1-11 11 p., 102659.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Midwifery is a vital solution: what is holding back global progress?

    Renfrew, M., Ateva, E., Dennis-Antwi, J. A., Davis, D., Dixon, L., Johnson, P., Kennedy, H. P., Knutsson, A., Lincetto, O., McConville, F., McFadden, A., Taniguchi, H., ten Hoope-Bender, P. & Zeck, W., Sep 2019, In : Birth. 46, 3, p. 396-399 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    Mother figures behind bars: Pregnant women and mothers in prison in England and Wales

    Albertson, K., Renfrew, M., Lessing-Turner, G. & Burke, C., 4 Sep 2019, Motherhood in Contemporary International Perspective: Continuity and Change. Portier-Le Cocq, F. (ed.). 1 ed. Oxford: Routledge, 17 p. (Routledge Research in Gender and Society Series).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  • Motivating Change: a grounded theory of how to achieve large scale, sustained change, co-created with improvement organisations across the UK

    Breckenridge, J. P., Gray, N., Toma, M., Ashmore, S., Glassborow, R., Stark, C. & Renfrew, M., 14 Jun 2019, In : BMJ Open Quality. 8, 2, p. 1-12 12 p., e000553.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 68 Downloads (Pure)


    Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

    Mary J. Renfrew (Recipient), 3 Mar 2014

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Patricia Martens Award for Excellence in Breastfeeding Research

    Mary Renfrew (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    • 2 Membership of group
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Membership of council

    Scottish Government Review of Maternity and Neonatal Services (Event)

    Mary J. Renfrew (Member)

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of group

    World Health Organization (External organisation)

    Mary J. Renfrew (Member)
    Oct 2014

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of group

    World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (External organisation)

    Mary Renfrew (Chair)

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of council

    Workshop on International Research in Midwifery

    Mary J. Renfrew (Participant)
    14 Feb 200218 Feb 2002

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Press / Media

    Financial incentive for breastfeeding mothers

    Mary J. Renfrew


    10 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Breastfeeding could save the NHS millions, says new report

    Mary J. Renfrew


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research


    How can breastfeeding support services best meet the needs of women of Bangladeshi origin living in the UK?

    Author: McFadden, A., 2010

    Supervisor: Renfrew, M. (Supervisor) & Atkin, K. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy