Rhona McInnes

Rhona McInnes

Dr Rhona McInnes

Associate Professor


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.


Research Areas


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

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



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


Editorial Activity

  • Editorial Board of Maternal and Child Nutrition


Grant Reviewer

  • Chief Scientist Office


Current Post Grad projects