I am the Royal College of Midwives (Scotland) Professor of Midwifery. I am based in the Nursing Midwifery and Allied Health Professions Research Unit, one of the research units funded by the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientist Office, where I lead a programme of research in maternal and child health.
I am Deputy Director of the Stirling Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection.
I co-ordinate the SMART midwifery collaboration. The SMART group brings together the lead midwife researchers from across Scotland with the aim to provide and develop strategic midwifery research leadership and a coordinated approach to midwifery research in Scotland.
My aim is toconduct high quality applied research in maternity care that makes a difference to the lives of mothers and families. My current research is focussed on understanding and improving women's experience of maternity care, postnatal care, perinatal mental health and on reducing the impact of inequality on maternal and child health and wellbeing. Current projects include:
Improving postnatal care - The PRAM Project. The project developed a service redesign tool for safe and effective postnatal care.
Seamless Services - is· Is Scotland’s framework for children’s services helping to make children’s lives better?
Perinatal Mental Health - The development and initial validation of a screening scale for antenatal anxiety.
Women's experience of maternity care - working with Scottish Government to undertake the National Maternity Experience Surveys
Dougall N, Savinc J, Maxwell M, Karatzias T, O’Connor RC, Williams B, Grandison G, John A, Cheyne H, Fyvie C, Bisson JI, Hibberd C, Abbott-Smith S & Nolan L (2020) Childhood adversity, mental health and suicide (CHASE): a methods protocol for a longitudinal case-control linked data study. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5 (1), Art. No.: 19. https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v5i1.1338
Yuill C, McCourt C, Cheyne H & Leister N (2020) Women's experiences of decision-making and informed choice about pregnancy and birth care: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative research. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.
Arifin SRM, Cheyne H & Maxwell M (2020) Cross-cultural experience of maternal postnatal depression. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24 (3), pp. 147-156. https://doi.org/10.37200/IJPR/V24I3/PR200765
Arifin SRM, Cheyne H, Maxwell M & Pien LS (2019) Framework analysis: A worked example from a midwifery research. Enfermería Clínica, 29 (Supplement 2), pp. 739-746. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enfcli.2019.04.112
McLellan JM, O’Carroll RE, Cheyne H & Dombrowski SU (2019) Investigating midwives' barriers and facilitators to multiple health promotion practice behaviours: a qualitative study using the theoretical domains framework. Implementation Science, 14 (1), Art. No.: 64. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-019-0913-3
Cheyne H, Elders A, Hill D & Milburn E (2019) Is maternity care in Scotland equitable? Results of a national maternity care survey. BMJ Open, 9 (2), Art. No.: e023282. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023282
Bowers J, Cheyne H, Mould G, Miller M, Page M, Harris F & Bick D (2018) A multicriteria resource allocation model for the redesign of services following birth. BMC Health Services Research, 18 (1), Art. No.: 656. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3430-1
Arifin SRM, Cheyne H & Maxwell M (2018) The Context of Postnatal Depression in Malaysia: An Overview. Malaysian Journal of Nursing, 10 (1), pp. 57-65. http://www.mjn.com.my/articles_vwful.aspx?transid=88329929-d7d3-40bf-bbf7-78f0b4eb89ed
Frost H, Campbell P, Maxwell M, O'Carroll RE, Dombrowski SU, Williams B, Cheyne H, Coles E & Pollock A (2018) Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing on adult behaviour change in health and social care settings: A systematic review of reviews. PLoS One, 13 (10), Art. No.: e0204890. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204890
Cross B & Cheyne H (2018) Strength-based approaches: a realist evaluation of implementation in maternity services in Scotland. Journal of Public Health-Heidelberg, 26 (4), pp. 425-436. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-017-0882-4
Roshaidai Mohd Arifin S, Cheyne H & Maxwell M (2018) Review of the prevalence of postnatal depression across cultures. AIMS Public Health AIMS Public Health, 5 (3), pp. 260-295. https://doi.org/10.3934/publichealth.2018.3.260
Beake S, Chang Y, Cheyne H, Spiby H, Sandall J & Bick D (2018) Experiences of early labour management from perspectives of women, labour companions and health professionals: A systematic review of qualitative evidence. Midwifery, 57, pp. 69-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.11.002
Coles E, Cheyne H, Fotopoulou M & Daniel B (2017) What works to improve child wellbeing? From policy to programme theory to practitioners: reflections on a realist journey (Presentation) Realist 2017: From Promise to Practice - 2017 International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation and Synthesis, Brisbane, Australia, 24.10.2017-26.10.2017. https://realist2017.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Realist-2017-program-201017.pdf
Hundley V, Way S, Cheyne H, Janssen P, Gross MM & Spiby H (2017) Defining the latent phase of labour: is it important?. Evidence Based Midwifery, 15 (3), pp. 89-94. https://www.rcm.org.uk/sites/default/files/Evidence%20Based%20Midwifery%20-%20September%202017.pdf
Pollock A, Campbell P, Deery R, Fleming M, Rankin J, Sloan G & Cheyne H (2017) A systematic review of evidence relating to clinical supervision for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 83 (8), pp. 1825-1837. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13253
Astbury R, Shepherd A & Cheyne H (2017) Working in partnership: the application of shared decision making to health visitor practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26 (1-2), pp. 215-224. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13480
Symon A, Pringle JEC, Cheyne H, Downe S, Hundley V, Lee E, Lynn F, McFadden A, McNeill J, Renfrew MJ, Ross-Davie M, van Teijlingen E, Whitford HM & Alderdice F (2016) Midwifery-led antenatal care models: Mapping a systematic review to an evidence-based quality framework to identify key components and characteristics of care. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-0944-6
Dombrowski SU, Campbell P, Frost H, Pollock A, McLellan J, MacGillivray S, Gavine A, Maxwell M, O'Carroll R, Cheyne H, Presseau J & Williams B (2016) Interventions for sustained healthcare professional behaviour change: A protocol for an overview of reviews. Systematic Reviews, 5 (1), Art. No.: 173. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-016-0355-9
Coles E, Cheyne H, Rankin J & Daniel B (2016) Getting It Right for Every Child: A National Policy Framework to Promote Children's Well-being in Scotland, United Kingdom. Milbank Quarterly, 94 (2), pp. 334-365. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12195
Cheyne H (2016) How women can go the full nine months without knowing they're pregnant. The Conversation. 11.05.2016. https://theconversation.com/how-women-can-go-the-full-nine-months-without-knowing-theyre-pregnant-58620
Luce A, Cash M, Hundley V, Cheyne H, van Teijlingen E & Angell C (2016) Is it realistic? The Portrayal of Pregnancy and Childbirth in the Media. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16, Art. No.: 40. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-0827-x
Bowers J & Cheyne H (2016) Reducing the length of postnatal hospital stay: implications for cost and quality of care. BMC Health Services Research, 16 (1), Art. No.: 16. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-015-1214-4
Cheyne H (2015) Scotland. In: Kennedy P & Kodate N (eds.) Maternity Services and Policy in an International Context: Risk, citizenship and welfare regimes. Routledge advances in health and social policy. London: Routledge, pp. 106-129. https://www.routledge.com/Maternity-Services-and-Policy-in-an-International-Context-Risk-Citizenship/Kennedy-Kodate/p/book/9780415738941
Doi L, Jepson R & Cheyne H (2015) A realist evaluation of an antenatal programme to change drinking behaviour of pregnant women. Midwifery, 31 (10), pp. 965-972. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2015.06.007
Kerrigan A, Kingdon C & Cheyne H (2015) Obesity and normal birth: A qualitative study of clinician’s management of obese pregnant women during labour. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15 (1), Art. No.: 256. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-015-0673-2
Symon A, Williams B, Adelasoye QA & Cheyne H (2015) Nocebo and the potential harm of 'high risk' labelling: A scoping review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71 (7), pp. 1518-1529. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.12637
Coles E, Cheyne H & Daniel B (2015) Early years interventions to improve child health and wellbeing: what works, for whom and in what circumstances? Protocol for a realist review. Systematic Reviews, 4, Art. No.: 79. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-015-0068-5
Fretheim A, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D, Oxman AD, Cheyne H, Foy R, Goodacre S, Herrin J, Kerse N, McKinlay RJ, Wright A & Soumerai SB (2015) A reanalysis of cluster randomized trials showed interrupted time-series studies were valuable in health system evaluation. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 68 (3), pp. 324-333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.10.003
Eades C, Styles M, Leese G, Cheyne H & Evans J (2015) Progression from gestational diabetes to type 2 diabetes in one region of Scotland: an observational follow-up study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 15, Art. No.: 11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-015-0457-8
Doi L, Cheyne H & Jepson R (2014) Alcohol brief interventions in Scottish antenatal care: A qualitative study of midwives' attitudes and practices. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14 (1), Art. No.: 170. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-14-170
Cheyne H, Skar S, Paterson A, David S & Hodgkiss F (2014) Having a baby in Scotland 2013: Women’s experiences of Maternity Care, Volume 1: National Results. Scottish Government. NHS Scotland. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0044/00442833.pdf
Abhyankar P, Cheyne H, Maxwell M, Harris FM & McCourt C (2013) A realist evaluation of a normal birth programme. Evidence Based Midwifery, 11 (4), pp. 112-119. http://www.rcm.org.uk/ebm/volume-11-2013/volume-11-issue-4/a-realist-evaluation-of-a-normal-birth-programme/
Cheyne H, Abhyankar P & McCourt C (2013) Empowering change: Realist evaluation of a Scottish Government programme to support normal birth. Midwifery, 29 (10), pp. 1110-1121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2013.07.018
Ross-Davie M, Cheyne H & Niven C (2013) Measuring the quality and quantity of professional intrapartum support: Testing a computerised systematic observation tool in the clinical setting. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13, Art. No.: 163. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-13-163
Cheyne H, McCourt C & Semple K (2013) Mother knows best: Developing a consumer led, evidence informed, research agenda for maternity care. Midwifery, 29 (6), pp. 705-712. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2012.06.015
Cheyne H (2013) Making childbirth risky: an unintended consequence of the normal birth agenda?. Zepherina Veitch Memorial Lecture at Royal College of Midwives annual event, 2013, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 13.06.2013-13.06.2013. https://www.rcm.org.uk/news-views-and-analysis/analysis/risk-under-the-spotlight
Cheyne H, Dalgleish L, Tucker J, Kane F, Shetty A, McLeod S & Niven C (2012) Risk assessment and decision making about in-labour transfer from rural maternity care: a social judgment and signal detection analysis. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 12 (122). https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6947-12-122
Swanson V, Nicol H, McInnes R, Cheyne H, Mactier H & Callander E (2012) Developing Maternal Self-Efficacy for Feeding Preterm Babies in the Neonatal Unit. Qualitative Health Research, 22 (10), pp. 1369-1382. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732312451872
Cheyne H, Abhyankar P & Williams B (2012) Elective induction of labour: The problem of interpretation and communication of risks. Midwifery, 28 (4), pp. 412-415. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2012.06.009
Cheyne H, McNeill J, Hunter B & Bick D (2011) United but divided? The need to consider the potential consequences of devolved UK government on midwifery education and practice. Midwifery, 27 (6), pp. 770-774. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2011.09.008
Dowding D, Cheyne H & Hundley V (2011) Complex interventions in midwifery care: Reflections on the design and evaluation of an algorithm for the diagnosis of labour. Midwifery, 27 (5), pp. 654-659. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2009.11.001
Styles M, Cheyne H, O'Carroll R, Greig F, Dagge-Bell F & Niven C (2011) The development of research tools used in the STORK Study (the Scottish Trial of Refer or Keep) to explore midwives' intrapartum decision making. Midwifery, 27 (5), pp. 576-581. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2010.05.011
Scotland G, McNamee P, Cheyne H, Hundley V & Barnett CA (2011) Women's Preferences for Aspects of Labor Management: Results from a Discrete Choice Experiment. Birth, 38 (1), pp. 36-46. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-536X.2010.00447.x
Styles M, Cheyne H, O'Carroll R, Greig F & Niven C (2011) The Scottish Trial of Refer or Keep (the STORK study): midwives' intrapartum decision making. Midwifery, 27 (1), pp. 104-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2009.12.003
Shepherd A, Cheyne H, Kennedy S, Mc Intosh C, Styles M & Niven C (2010) The purple line as a measure of labour progress: a longitudinal study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 10, Art. No.: 54. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2393-10-54
Hundley V, Cheyne H, Bland JM, Styles M & Barnett CA (2010) So you want to conduct a cluster randomized controlled trial? Lessons from a national cluster trial of early labour. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 16 (3), pp. 632-638. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2753.2009.01266.x
Shepherd A, Cheyne H, Kennedy S, Mc Intosh C, Styles M & Niven C (2010) The bottom line: A measure of labour progress?. RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference 2010, Gateshead, UK, 11.05.2010-13.05.2010.
Janssen P, Nolan ML, Spiby H, Green J, Gross MM, Cheyne H, Hundley V, Rijnders M, de Jonge A & Buitendijk S (2009) Roundtable Discussion: Early Labor: What's the Problem? (Contribution: "Has Labor Started? A Judgment Made in Uncertainty"). Birth, 36 (4), pp. 332-339. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-536X.2009.00361.x
Cheyne H, Hundley V, Dowding D, Bland JM, McNamee P, Greer I, Styles M, Barnett CA, Scotland G & Niven C (2008) Effects of algorithm for diagnosis of active labour: cluster randomised trial. BMJ, 337, Art. No.: a2396. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/337/dec08_2/a2396; https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2396
Paley J, Cheyne H, Dalgleish L, Duncan E & Niven C (2008) The null hypothesis: a reply. Commentary on: Rolfe G. (2008) In response to Paley J., Cheyne H., Dalgleish L., Duncan E. & Niven C. (2007) Nursing's ways of knowing and dual process theories of cognition. Journal of Advanced Nursing 62(2), 268-269. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64 (2), pp. 209-210. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=hch&AN=34571571&site=ehost-live; https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04848.x
Cheyne H, Dowding D, Hundley V, Aucott L, Styles M, Mollison J, Greer I & Niven C (2008) The development and testing of an algorithm for diagnosis of active labour in primiparous women. Midwifery, 24 (2), pp. 199-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2006.12.005
Barnett CA, Hundley V, Cheyne H & Kane F (2008) 'Not in labour': impact of sending women home in the latent phase. British Journal of Midwifery, 16 (3), pp. 144-153. https://www.intermid.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=28692
Paley J, Cheyne H, Dalgleish L, Duncan E & Niven C (2007) Nursing's ways of knowing and dual process theories of cognition. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 60 (6), pp. 692-701. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04478.x
Cheyne H, Terry R, Niven C, Dowding D, Hundley V & McNamee P (2007) 'Should I come in now?': a study of women's early labour experiences. British Journal of Midwifery, 15 (10), pp. 604-609. https://www.intermid.co.uk/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/abstract.html?uid=27341
Cheyne H (2007) The labor progress handbook, 2nd edition. Review of: The Labor Progress Handbook, 2nd edition by Penny Simkin and Ruth Ancheta. Oxford, UK, Blackwell Publishing,2005, 302 pp. ISBN 978 14051 2217 7.. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 58 (4), pp. 404-405. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04272.x
Cheyne H, Dowding D & Hundley V (2006) Making the diagnosis of labour: midwives' diagnostic judgement and management decisions. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 53 (6), pp. 625-635. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2006.03769.x
Robins JB, Woodward M, Lowe GD, McCaul P, Cheyne H & Walker JJ (2005) First trimester maternal blood rheology and pregnancy induced hypertension. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 25 (8), pp. 746-750. https://doi.org/10.1080/01443610500314637