Rhona McInnes

Rhona McInnes

Dr Rhona McInnes

Associate Professor

Biography

As a qualified midwife I have worked in a variety of contexts in Scotland, England and in Nepal. My role has included providing midwifery care for women across the childbearing continuum, education and health promotion for women and their families and more recently health professional and multi-disciplinary education and research. My research has focused on maternal child health and well-being with an emphasis on reducing health inequalities. Research outputs have contributed to the body of knowledge around behaviour, behaviour change and the importance of context (e.g. socio-political, health care services) on maternal child health, well-being and decision making, particularly in relation to infant feeding.

Themes

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • NHS Lothian Maternity Strategy Group
  • Consultant Midwife
  • International Board of Lactation Consultants (IBLC) Exam Board
  • International Confederation of Midwives Research Advisory Group
  • NHS Health Scotland Breastfeeding Expert Group
  • Scottish Government Maternal & Infant Nutrition Strategy Group
  • Cot Death Working group

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Board of Maternal and Child Nutrition

 

Reviewing

  • Maternal and Child Nutrition Journal
  • Birth
  • BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth
  • Chief Scientist Office
  • Midwifery
  • Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

 

Current Post Grad projects