Maxine Wallis-Redworth

Course Leader

Faculty:
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School:
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Location:
Cambridge
Areas of Expertise:
Nursing and midwifery
Research Supervision:
Yes

Maxine trained as a nurse in New Zealand before heading to England to undertake her midwifery training. Her research interests focus on breastfeeding and its support especially by fathers.

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Background

Following qualification, she worked in London for many years in hospital-based midwifery services before moving to Guildford. In Guildford she became a high-risk antenatal care specialist midwife before becoming a Community Midwife prior to moving into Education full time in 1990. Maxine has worked in midwifery education since 1990.

In 2009 Maxine qualified as an IBCLC and worked in a multidisciplinary clinic providing breastfeeding support to mothers and babies in Cambridge. Since December 2022 Maxine has been part of the team facilitating the ARU Breastfeeding Support Hub on campus every Tuesday morning.

Research interests

  • Breastfeeding
  • Lactation support
  • Fathers and breastfeeding

For her MSc dissertation Maxine explored maternal perceptions of support for breastfeeding. In her Professional Doctorate Maxine researched healthcare practitioners’ confidence in providing breastfeeding support to fathers.

Teaching

Maxine teaches on the Midwifery undergraduate course including infant feeding, midwifery care, research, medical complications. Additionally, she has input on the Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care programme, where she is the Year 1 Lead and the Wellbeing Lead.

Qualifications

  • RGON (NZ) - New Zealand
  • RM - King's Lynn, Norfolk
  • Advanced Diploma in Midwifery - Royal College of Midwives, London
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies - University of Manchester
  • MSc Advanced Midwifery Practice – Anglia Ruskin University
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) – IBCLE, Geneva
  • Professional Doctorate in Health – University of Central Lancashire

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Royal College of Midwives
  • Lactation Consultants Great Britain

Selected recent publications

Wallis‐Redworth, M., Thomson, G. & Hall Moran, V. (2020). Health care practitioner confidence and self‐efficacy in providing breastfeeding/breast milk feeding support to fathers: a grounded theory study. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 16 (S1), e12933. doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12933

Wallis‐Redworth, M., Thomson, G. & Hall Moran, V. (2018). Health care practitioner confidence and self‐efficacy in providing breastfeeding/breast milk feeding support to fathers: Methodological issues. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 14 (S2), e12587. doi.org/10.1111/mcn.12587

Wallis-Redworth, M., 2018. Infant Feeding (Chapter 35) In: E. Gormley-Fleming and D. Martin., eds. Children and Young People’s Nursing Skills at a glance. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

Wallis-Redworth, M., 2018. Breastfeeding (Chapter 36) In: E. Gormley-Fleming and D. Martin., eds. Children and Young People’s Nursing Skills at a glance. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

Wallis-Redworth, M., 2018. Formula Feeding (Chapter 37) In: E. Gormley-Fleming and D. Martin., eds. Children and Young People’s Nursing Skills at a glance. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

Gnanapragasam, S. and Wallis–Redworth, M., 2018. Cord blood and neonatal capillary blood sampling (Chapter 48) In: P. Lindsay, C. Bagness and I. Peate., eds. Midwifery Skills at a glance. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

Gnanapragasam, S. and Wallis–Redworth, M., 2018. Neonatal drug administration (Chapter 76) In: P. Lindsay, C. Bagness and I. Peate., eds. Midwifery Skills at a glance. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

Patel, S., Wallis-Redworth, M., Jackson, S. & Rose, L., 2017. Art and science: Promoting understanding and empathy through film. British Journal of Midwifery, 25(11), pp.734-740.

Recent presentations and conferences

Wallis-Redworth, M., Thomson, G. and Hall Moran, V., 2023. Healthcare practitioner confidence and self-efficacy in providing breast/breast-milk feeding support to fathers: a grounded theory study. At University of Central Lancashire Maternal Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit Conference Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspectives April 19 -21 2023. Grange-over-Sands, England.