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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 2014 2019

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

Midwifery in Scotland – into the 2020's

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

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

Neonatal Skin Care: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline

Brandon, D., Hill, C. M., Heimall, L., Lund, C. H., Kuller, J., McEwan, T. & New, K., 2018, 4th ed. Washington D.C.: Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. 147 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Skin Care
Evidence-Based Practice
Practice Guidelines
Newborn Infant

Neonatal transitional care education programme for midwives

Greenock, J. & McEwan, T., 4 Oct 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Family Health

Adaptation to extrauterine life 1: haematological, cardiovascular, respiratory and genitourinary considerations

McEwan, T., 30 Mar 2017, Physiology in Childbearing: With Anatomy and Related Biosciences. Rankin, J. (ed.). 4th ed. Elsevier B.V., p. 501-512

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Women & Children Directorate Staff Awards

Tom McEwan (Recipient), 21 Sep 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

group education

Nominated and Shortlisted for Midwifery Educator of the Year 2018

Tom McEwan (Recipient), 2018

Prize: National/international honour

Activities 2016 2019

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

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

Vietnam National Children's Hospital

Tom McEwan (Visiting researcher)
23 May 20198 Jun 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

British Journal of Midwifery (Journal)

Tom McEwan (Editorial board member)
1 Dec 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Press / Media