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Area of academic expertise - outline

Following a 14 year clinical career as a midwife, neonatal midwife and advanced practitioner in neonatal nursing, I joined UWS in 2013 to support the development of the neonatal content of the midwifery programme, notably the incorporation of the detailed examination of the newborn.

My areas of academic interest include mentorship, breastfeeding, neonatal care and transitional care.

I am currently undertaking my professional doctorate in midwifery with a projected completion date of 2021.

Current research activities

Neonatal Nursing and the provsion of neonatal care in Scotland.

Desired research direction

Neonatal care.

Midwifery education utilising technology.



Target collaborative companies

NHS Scotland.





External positions

Associate Lecturer, Edinburgh Napier University

1 Feb 2019 → …

International Science Member, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

2017 → …

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Research Output

Myles midwifery anatomy and physiology workbook

Rankin, J. & McEwan, T., 12 Feb 2020, 2nd ed. Elsevier Limited. 306 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Remember the late preterm neonate

    McEwan, T., 7 May 2020, In : British Journal of Midwifery. 28, 5, p. 278-279 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Learning from loss for professionals and parents

    McEwan, T., 2 Nov 2019, In : British Journal of Midwifery. 27, 11, p. 677-677 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
    13 Downloads (Pure)

    Performance and the power of midwives' voices: exploring professional identity

    McEwan, T. & Lewitt, M., 27 Jun 2019.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  • 5 Downloads (Pure)

    Midwifery in Scotland – into the 2020's

    McEwan, T., May 2018, 15 p. Royal College of Midwives.

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Women & Children Directorate Staff Awards

    McEwan, Tom (Recipient), 21 Sep 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Nominated and Shortlisted for Midwifery Educator of the Year 2018

    McEwan, Tom (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: National/international honour


    • 3 Consultancy
    • 2 Editorial activity
    • 2 Visiting an external academic institution
    • 1 Publication peer-review

    Vietnam National Children's Hospital

    Tom McEwan (Visiting researcher)

    23 May 20198 Jun 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    Support for a Student Design Project- Neonatal Resuscitation.

    Tom McEwan (Consultant)

    31 Jan 20199 Jun 2019

    Activity: Consultancy

    BMC Nursing (Journal)

    Tom McEwan (Peer reviewer)

    27 Sep 2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

    British Journal of Midwifery (Journal)

    Tom McEwan (Editorial board member)

    1 Dec 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    Press / Media