Pre-registration nursing recruitment and retention – underrepresentation of men, influences and causes. Award from the Scottish Collaboration for the Enhancement of Pre-registration Nursing, Nurse Education Scotland. Collaboration with University of West of Scotland, University of Edinburgh and Robert Gordon University.
Dec 2017 – March 2018.
SISCC Maternal and Child Health Workstream lead: co-ordinating the work on the ‘Breastfeeding and attachment in neonatal units’ projects’. (Dec 2014 – Feb 2017)
A cluster randomised controlled trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of offer of financial incentives to improve breastfeeding in Sheffield neighbourhoods with low 6-8 week breastfeeding rates (NOSH). Collaboration with University of Sheffield. Clare Relton (PI) (July 2012 – June 2016) (My involvement from May 2013 – Feb 2017)
Identifying strategies to effectively influence political commitment to breastfeeding: a review of six country case studies (Save the Children project): co-author with Alison McFadden as PI. Assisted with writing sections of the report and wrote the UK case study. (Dec 2014 – Jan 2015)
How is patient-centred care affected by giving women the opportunity to write in hand-held healthcare notes? A qualitative investigation. Vikki Entwistle (PI)
Sept 2009 – April 2011
Award £180,782 (CSO: CZH/4/527)
Infant feeding plans from late pregnancy to 16 weeks after delivery: exploring the demographic, clinical and psychological predictors
Sept 2009 – May 2011
Award £174,009 (CSO: CZH/4/568) (Principle Investigator)
Women's contribution to co-constructed hand-held maternity records: mapping content to theory in patient-centred care.
April 2008 - October 2008
Postgraduate modules (P/T MSc):
PN50134 Dissertation (Co-module lead);
PN50122 Contemporary Challenges in Maternal and Infant Nutrition (Co-module lead);
PN50098 Developing Research and Evaluation Skills (Module lead);
PN50127 Global Perspectives in Maternal and Infant Health
PN50111 Critical Appraisal Skills
PN50136 90 credit Dissertation (Module lead)
Postgraduate modules (F/T MSc):
PN50146 Dissertation (Co-module lead);
PN50143 Research for Practice (Module lead);
Post-registration BSc (PT)
NB30105 Introduction to Research Based Practice
Whitford, H., Bain, H., Carson, M., Gavine, G., Lee, J., Marland G., Taylor J. (2018) Pre-registration nursing recruitment and retention – underrepresentation of men, influences and causes. Final report for NHS Education Scotland. https://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/media/4154551/2018_-_june_men_in_nursing_final_report_final.pdf
Whitford, H. Hoddinott, P., Amir, L., Chamberlain, C., East, C., Jones, L., Renfrew M. (2018) Routinely collected infant feeding data: time for global action. Maternal and Child Nutrition. e12616. https://doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12616
Whitford HM, Wallis SK, Dowswell T, West HM, Renfrew MJ. (2017) Breastfeeding education and support for women with twins or higher order multiples. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD012003. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012003.pub2.
Symon A, Pringle J, Downe S, Hundley V, Lee E, Lynn F, McFadden A, McNeill J, Renfrew M, Ross-Davie M, van Teijlingen E, Whitford H, Alderdice F. (2017) Antenatal care trial interventions: a systematic scoping review and taxonomy development of care models. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 17, p 8. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-1186-3
Symon A, Pringle J, Cheyne H, Downe S, Hundley V, Lee E, Lynn F, McFadden A, McNeill J, Renfrew M, Ross-Davie M, van Teijlingen E, Whitford H, Alderdice F. (2016) Midwifery-led antenatal care models: Mapping a systematic review to an evidence-based quality framework to identify key components and characteristics of care. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 16: p 168. doi:10.1186/s12884-016-0944-6
Relton C, Strong M, Renfrew M, Thomas K, Burrows J, Whelan B, Whitford H, Scott E, Fox-Rushby J, Anoyke N, Sanghera S, Johnson M, Easton S, Walters S. (2016) Cluster randomised controlled trial of a financial incentive for mothers to improve breast feeding in areas with low breastfeeding rates: the NOSH study protocol BMJ pen 6:e010158 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010158
McFadden, A., Mason, F., Baker, J., Begin, F., Dykes, F., Grummer-Strawn, L., Kenney-Muir, N., Whitford, H., Zehner, E. & Renfrew, M. J. (2016) Spotlight on infant formula: coordinated global action needed. Lancet. 387, 10017, p. 413-5
Whitford HM, Wallis SK, Dowswell T, Renfrew MJ. (2015) Breastfeeding education and support for women with multiple pregnancies (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD012003. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012003.
McFadden, A., Kenney-Muir, N., Whitford, H., Renfrew, M. (2015) Breastfeeding: Policy Matters. Save the Children, London.
Relton, C., Whelan, B., Strong, M., Thomas, K., Whitford, H.M., Scott, E., Van Cleemput, P., (2014) Are financial incentives for breastfeeding feasible in the UK? A mixed methods field study. Lancet, Vol. 384 No. p S5. https://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140673614621310.pdf
Whitford, H.M., Whelan, B., Van Cleemput, P., Thomas, K., Renfrew, M., Strong, M., Scott, E., Relton, C., (2015) A financial incentive scheme to encourage breastfeeding (NOSH) in areas of low breastfeeding: designing the scheme incorporating key stakeholders views. Practising Midwife, 18 (2), 18 – 21.
Whelan B,Thomas K, Van Cleemput P, Whitford H, StrongM, RenfrewM, Scott E, Relton C (2014) Healthcare providers’ views on the acceptability of financial incentives for breastfeeding: a qualitative study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14:355 doi:10.1186/1471-2393-14-355
Whitford, H.M., Entwistle, V.A., van Teijlingen, E., Aitchison, P.E., Davidson, T., Humphrey, T., Tucker, J.S. (2014) Use of a birth plan within woman-held maternity records: a qualitative study with women and staff in northeast Scotland. Birth. 41, 283 – 289. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/birt.12109/pdf
Lagan, B.M., Symon, A., Dalzell, J., Whitford, H. (2014) “The midwives aren't allowed to tell you": perceived infant feeding policy restrictions in a formula feeding culture - the Feeding Your Baby study. Midwifery. 30, e49- e55. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2013.10.017
Aitchison, P.E., Entwistle, V.A., van Teijlingen, E., Whitford, H.M., Davidson, T., Humphrey, T., Tucker, J.S. (2013) Asking women to complete health and maternal histories for maternity records: A qualitative study. British Journal of Midwifery. 21(11), 622 – 628.
Donnan, P., Dalzell, J., Symon, A., Rauchhaus, P., Monteith-Hodge, E., Kellett, G., Wyatt, J., Whitford H. (2013) Prediction of initiation and cessation of breast feeding from late pregnancy to 16 weeks: The Feeding Your Baby (FYB) cohort study. BMJ Open. 3:e003274. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003274
Symon, A, Whitford, H., Dalzell, J, (2013) Infant Feeding in Eastern Scotland: a longitudinal evaluation of antenatal intentions and postnatal satisfaction - the Feeding Your Baby study. Midwifery 29 (7), e49 – e56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2012.06.017
Whitford, H., Donnan, P., Symon, A., Kellett, G., Monteith-Hodge, E., Rauchhaus, P. & Wyatt J. (2012) Evaluating the reliability, validity, acceptability and practicality of SMS text messaging as a tool to collect research data: results from the Feeding Your Baby project. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 19, 744-749. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000785
Whitford, H. & Jones, M. (2011) An exploration of the motivation of pregnant women to perform pelvic floor exercises using the revised theory of planned behaviour. British Journal of Health Psychology 16, 761–778, doi:10.1111/j.2044-8287.2010.02013.x
Mcconachie, S & Whitford, H, (2009). Mental health nurses’ attitudes towards severe perinatal mental illness. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 65(4), 867–876, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04952.x
Whitford, H.M., Alder, B., Jones, M., (2007). A cross-sectional study of knowledge and practice of pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy and associated symptoms of stress urinary incontinence in North-East Scotland. Midwifery, 23 (2), pp.204 - 217. (doi:10.1016/j.midw.2006.06.006).
Whitford, H.M., Alder, B., Jones, M., (2007). A longitudinal follow up of women in their practice of perinatal pelvic floor exercises and stress urinary incontinence in North-East Scotland. Midwifery, 23 (3), pp.298 - 308. (doi:10.1016/j.midw.2006.05.009).
Whitford, H., Alder, E., Crombie, I. (2003) ‘An exploration of the motivation of women to practise pelvic floor exercises during pregnancy’. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society pp. 11, 47
Whitford, H.M. & Hillan, E.M. (1998) ‘Women’s perceptions of birth plans’ Midwifery. vol. 14 no. 4 pp. 248 – 253