Dr Mary Ross-Davie
Country Director for Scotland
The Royal College of Midwives
Mary trained as a midwife in Nottingham before working for 9 years in a variety of midwifery roles in London. This included working as a group practice midwife for women with substance misuse problems and providing specialist support for women with HIV. Mary was both a community midwife and labour ward charge midwife before working as a specialist perinatal mental health midwife.
In 2004 Mary moved to Scotland and worked as Sure Start midwife and then Consultant Midwife in NHS Borders. Mary undertook national work developing a perinatal mental health curricular framework and the Scottish Woman held maternity record. From 2009-2012 Mary studied for her PhD at the NMAHP Research Unit at the University of Stirling. Her doctoral study explored the benefits of midwifery intrapartum support and was funded by the Royal College of Midwives.
From 2012-2016 Mary was Education Project Manager at NHS Education for Scotland, with a responsibility for continuing professional development for professionals working in maternal health across Scotland. This role included the development of a range of e learning resources and the implementation of a successful leadership programme for midwives.
In November 2016 Mary joined the Royal College of Midwives as Country Director for Scotland.