• 4482 Citations
  • 35 h-Index
1983 …2020
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy

Bachelor of Social Science, University of Edinburgh

External positions

Visiting Professor, University of Technology Sydney

2016 → …

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Mary Renfrew is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 36 Similar Profiles
Breast Feeding Medicine & Life Sciences
Mothers Medicine & Life Sciences
Midwifery Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Education Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
England Medicine & Life Sciences
Parturition Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Projects 2012 2020

Research Output 1983 2020

Breast Neoplasms
Patient Selection

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

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)

correctional institution
38 Downloads (Pure)

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
National Health Programs
Health Education
Grounded Theory
Newborn Infant
Quality of Health Care


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 2002 2015

  • 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