Dr Catriona Jones

Dr Catriona Jones


I am an experienced ambitious academic with 10 years of significant responsibility for midwifery education, and a further 8 years of significant responsibility for research in the area of maternal and reproductive health. I am committed to enhancing the learning experiences of healthcare students, and I have a record of accomplishment of high quality innovative undergraduate and postgraduate education alongside an established record of successful grant capture and peer reviewed outputs in the field of maternal, reproductive and sexual health.  I remain actively engaged in applied research in the area of maternal mental health alongside my role as Lead Midwife for Education (2 year - Interim).

My most recent publications are detailed below;

  • Oliemat AS, Jones C, Hayter M (2022) Middle eastern refugee children and adolescents’ mental health: a systematic review. International Journal of Mental Health.  https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.13088
  • Long T, Jones C, Jomeen J, Martin CR (2022) Transition to adoptive parenthood: a concept analysis. Community Practitioner. Vol 95 (1); pp 44 - 47
  • Martin C, Jones C, Huang C, Jomeen J, Boubert L, Marshall C (2021) The tokophobia severity scale, measurement model, power and sample size considerations. J Reprod Infant Psychol. (In press) 
  • Kelly K, Jones C, Martin C, Jomeen J (2021) Perinatal mental health and well-being of serving women and women veterans: a study protocol. BMJ Military Health, 0 (0), 1. 
  • Long T, Jones C, Martin C, Jomeen J (2021) Becoming patents by adoption: a systematic review. Journal of Health Visiting, 9 (3), 116 - 127 
  • Jones C, Jomeen J, Martin C, Marshall C, Wadephul F, Watson J (2020) Evaluation of a perinatal mental health service. European Journal of Person-Centred Healthcare. (Accepted and in publication process). 
  • Jones C, Marshall C, Martin C, Jomeen J (2020) Pregnant with fear. Community Practitioner. 93 (1), 26 – 29. 
  • Martin C, Jones C, Marshall C, Huang C, Reeve J, Fleming M, Konig J, Jomeen J (2020) Fear of childbirth measurement: appraisal of the content overlap of four instruments. J Reprod Infant Psychol. Available online at https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02646838.2020.1861226  
  • Joemeen J, Jones C, Marshall C. Martin CR (2020) Tokophobia is an extreme fear of childbirth: here is how to recongnise and treat it. The conversation  https://theconversation.com/tokophobia-is-an-extreme-fear-of-childbirth-heres-how-to-recognise-and-treat-it-149264  
  • Jomeen J, Martin C, Jones C, Marshall C, Ayers S, Burt K, Frodsham L, Horsch A, Midwinter D, O'Connell M, Shakespeare J, Sheen K, Thomson G (2020) Tokophobia and fear of birth: a workshop consensus statement on current issues and recommendations for future research. J Reprod Infant Psychol. 18:1-14. 
  • Pitel L, Psenkova P, Jones C, Zahumensky J (2020) Validation of the Slovak version of the Wijma delivery expectancy delivery questionnaire. Bratisl Lek Listy. 121 (6), 415-421. 
  • Jones C, Wadephul F, Jomeen J (2019) Maternal and paternal expectations of antenatal education across the transition to parenthood. British Journal of Midwifery, 27(4), 53 – 56. 
  • Jones C, Whitfield C, Hayter M, Seymour J (2019) Other girls: a qualitative exploration of teenage mothers’ views on teen pregnancy in contemporaries.  Sexuality & Culture.  23, 760–773. 
  • Jomeen J, Jones C, Martin C, Ledger S, Hindle G, Lambert C (2019) The impact of maternity training on knowledge, confidence and empowerment: a mixed method pilot evaluation. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 26 (1), 364 – 372. 
  • Wadephul, F., Jones, C., & Jomeen, J. (2019). ‘Welcome to the World’: parents' experiences of an antenatal nurturing programme. British Journal of Midwifery, 27(6), 353-361.   

Research interests

My research interests are varied and I have been involved in and managed many research projects including:

  • the development of training packages to impove detection of maternal mental illness
  • the use fear of childbirth outcome measures
  • the impact of CTG training packages on midwives knowledge and competence
  • non-attendance to perinatal mental health appointments in specialist care
  • the effectiveness of antenatal nurturing programmes on maternal wellbeing
  • the effectiveness of interventions to prevent repeat pregnancy in teenagers
  • the social processes informing asexual self-identity
  • LGBT experiences of accessing and engaging with primary care services
  • the use of complimentary therapies within childbearing women
  • and an audit of stilbirths from 2009 – 2015.


  • PhD Health Studies
  • MSc Health Professional Studies
  • FHEA
  • PG Cert Ed
  • BSC (Hons) Midwifery Practice and Women's Health

Professional memberships

  • Registered with the NMC as a registered midwife
  • Registered with the NMC as a Lecturer/Practice Educator

Student education

  • Midwifery Lecturer and Lead Midwife for Education (Interim)