Maxine Wallis-Redworth

Course Leader

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, 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.

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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. Prior to moving to Cambridge in 2003 as a Senior Lecturer, Maxine had worked at the University of Surrey.

In 2009 Maxine qualified as an IBCLC. She works in a multidisciplinary clinic providing breastfeeding support to mothers and babies in Cambridge. In 2010 she undertook further training at Southampton General Hospital to divide tongue ties in babies. Maxine is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate at the University of Central Lancashire focusing on father’s breastfeeding self-efficacy.

Research interests

  • Breastfeeding
  • Fathers

For her MSc dissertation Maxine explored maternal perceptions of support for breastfeeding. In her Professional Doctorate Maxine will be researching breastfeeding self-efficacy of fathers and how this impacts the mother.


Maxine teaches on the Midwifery undergraduate course – infant feeding, midwifery care, research, medical complications. She also contributes to the Children’s Nursing course in relation to infant feeding


  • RGON (NZ) - Waikato Hospital, New Zealand
  • RM - King's Lynn, Norfolk
  • ADM - 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

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Royal College of Midwives
  • Lactation Consultants Great Britain
  • International Lactation Consultants Association
  • Association of Tongue Tie Practitioners

Selected recent publications

Wallis-Redworth, M., The woman with a disability. In: P. Lindsay and I.Peate. eds. Birthing in Contemporary Society: Introducing the Social Sciences for Midwifery Practice. Taylor and Francis.

Recent presentations and conferences

Wallis-Redworth, M. and Galloway, F. (2011). Facilitating the transition from midwifery mentor to midwifery sign off mentor. Presented at the Nursing and Midwifery Council 5th Annual Quality Assurance Conference. September 21, 2011 in London, England.

Wallis-Redworth, M. (2011). Feeding skin to skin. Presented at the Anglia Ruskin University Midwifery Conference October 11, 2011 in Chelmsford, England.