From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

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Staff Member Biography

Shona Shinwell

position: Investigator Scientist

Contact Details

phone: 0141 353 7582


MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit,
University of Glasgow,
Top floor,
200, Renfield Street
G2 3QB

Biography and Interests

Shona graduated the University of Aberdeen in 1999 with a BSc in Health Science with Honours in Health Care. Shona continued on to complete an MSc in Health Service Management and Policy also from the University of Aberdeen in 2001.

After a number of years working in the private sector Shona returned to education completing a Post Graduate Certificate in Midwifery from the University of Dundee.

This change in career lead Shona to join the MRC/CSO in February 2013 as a part-time Investigative Scientist working on the THRIVE Trial. This three-arm randomised controlled trial will compare the effectiveness of two antenatal interventions (Mellow Bumps and Enhanced Triple P for Baby) with the routine care experience by woman who are identified as vulnerable in pregnancy. In particular, the study aims to assess whether antenatal interventions can improve maternal mental health and well-being; improve mother-infant bonding and interaction; reduce child maltreatment; and, improve child language development.

Shona also works part-time as a Registered Midwife in NHS Tayside.