• 4339 Citations
  • 34 h-Index
1983 …2020
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Projects 2012 2020

Research Output 1983 2019

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
18 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
3 Citations (Scopus)

Asking different questions: A call to action for research to improve the quality of care for every woman, every child

Kennedy, H. P., Cheyney, M., Dahlen, H. G., Downe, S., Foureur, M. J., Homer, C. S. E., Jefford, E., McFadden, A., Michel-Schuldt, M., Sandall, J., Soltani, H., Speciale, A. M., Stevens, J., Vedam, S. & Renfrew, M. J., 1 Aug 2018, In : Women and Birth. 31, 4, p. 242-243 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


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