Catriona Jones

Catriona Jones

Senior Research Fellow in Maternal and Reproductive Health/ Lecturer in Midwifery

Faculty of Health Sciences

01482 464624

Catriona Jones is a Registered Midwife (RM), a Lecturer in Midwifery, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull.

Since becoming a midwife in 1996 she has practiced in a variety of midwifery settings in the United Kingdom, working alongside women and their families within a number of different models of maternity care.

Catriona has worked at the University of Hull since 2004. Her various roles and responsibilities have included Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Midwifery Programme (2008–2011), and Deputy and Acting Lead Midwife for Education in 2011.


Research Interests

  • Maternal and reproductive health

  • Asexuality

  • Women's emotional and psychological wellbeing

  • The use of complementary and alternative medicines within maternity settings

  • The use of social media by health professionals

Research groups

  • Member of the University of Hull's Maternal and Reproductive Health Research Cluster


Jones C, Jomeen J (2017), 'Women with a BMI ≥ 30 kg/m² and their Experience of Maternity Care: a Meta Ethnographic Synthesis', Midwifery.

Jones C, Hayter M, Jomeen J (2017), 'Understanding Asexuality as a Means to Facilitate Culturally Competent Care', Journal of Clinical Nursing, Doi: 10.1111/jocn.13862.

Bateman L, Jones C, Jomeen J (2017), 'A Narrative Synthesis of Women’s Encounters with Out-of-Body Experiences during Childbirth', Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health (in press).

Jones C, Jomeen J, Glover L, Gardiner E, Garg D, Marshall C (2015), 'Exploring Changes in Health Visitors' Knowledge, Confidence, and Decision Making for Women with Perinatal Mental Health Difficulties following a Brief Yraining Package', European Journal for Person Centred Healthcare, Vol 3, (3), pp 384 – 391.

Jones C, Jomeen J, Ogbuehi O (2013), 'A Preliminary Survey of the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicines in Childbearing Women', Evidence Based Midwifery, 11(4), pp 128 131.

Full list


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Perinatal Mental Health

  • Qualitative Research Methods

Teaching awards and accolades

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MSc

  • BSc (Hons)

  • PGCE

External roles

Member of the peer review panel for Women and Birth, an Australian midwifery journal, Journal of Midwifery, the leading international journal in midwifery and child health, and the British Journal of Midwifery.

Awards and accolades


Principle Investigator

  • January 2016: PI for funding to explore Non-attendance in specialist perinatal mental health provision: a three month project aimed at understanding the social demographic profile of women who fail to attend perinatal mental health appointments in Hull and East Riding. Awarded by Hull Clinical Commissioning Group: Grant total £5,682.

  • April 2015: PI for Evaluation of Welcome to the World: a 12 month joint mixed methods research project by University of Hull and Family Links evaluating a antenatal nurturing programme. Awarded by Family Links: Grant total £22,500.

  • July 2015: PI for An audit of Stillbirths in Hull (2009–2015). Awarded by Hull Clinical Commissioning Group: Grant total £6,500.

  • December 2011: PI: A preliminary survey of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use in the local childbearing community of Hull: initiation, uptake and efficacy: Awarded by the Ferens Education Trust Award: University of Hull: £2,760.


  • March 2016: Co-applicant for funding to undertake a national maternity training survey. A 3 month project aimed at understanding maternity training provision across England.Awarded by Baby Lifeline Group: Grant total £2,227.

  • July 2015: Co-applicant for LGBT experiences of Primary care in Hull. A 12 month mixed method project Awarded by Hull Clinical Commissioning Group: Grant total £30,628.

  • March 2014: Co-applicant for funding to undertake a study aimed at Empowering primary care practitioners to effectively predict, detect and manage perinatal mental illness (PMI) to ensure pregnant and postnatal women’s optimum mental health: Awarded by Hull Clinical Commissioning Group: Grant total £17,400.

  • March 2013: Co-applicant for funding to host a consultative event to examine local peer support provision for women with PMI. Awarded by the Research Design Service for Yorkshire and the Humber, Public Involvement in Grant Applications Funding Award body: £225.