Curriculum Vitae

(updated February 27, 2021)

Research Interests

Topics

Maternal and child health, breastfeeding, breastfeeding technology, exclusive pumping, marginalized and underserved populations, consumer health informatics, health justice, social justice, information experience, information access

Methodologies

Survey, interview, focus group, participant observation, controlled observation

 


Education

2022 (exp.): Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Entry into Nursing, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

2020: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), College of Information Studies (iSchool), University of Maryland, College Park, MD

  • Title: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: The Lived Experiences of Exclusive Pumpers, doi: 10.13016/bzw3-sp5r
  • Chair and Advisor:
    • Beth St. Jean, University of Maryland: Associate Professor, iSchool; Affiliate Professor, Horowitz Center for Health Literacy, School of Public Health
  • Committee:
    • Paul Jaeger, University of Maryland: Professor, iSchool; Co-Director, Information Policy and Access Center
    • Jen Golbeck, University of Maryland: Professor, iSchool; Affiliate Professor, Computer Science; Affiliate Professor, Journalism; Director, Social Intelligence Lab
    • Edmond Shenassa, University of Maryland: Associate Professor, Maternal and Child Health, Department of Family Science, School of Public Health; Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health; Affiliate Professor, Maryland Population Research Center
    • Shannon Jette, University of Maryland: Associate Professor, Kinesiology, School of Public Health; Director, Technologies of Health in Context Lab
    • Karin Cadwell, RN, FAAN, ANLC, IBCLC: Executive Director & Lead Faculty, Health Children Project’s Center for Breastfeeding; Delegate, U.S. National Breastfeeding Committee

2014: Master of Library Science (MLS), iSchool, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

  • Specialization: Information and Diverse Populations

2009: Master of Laws (LLM), University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA

  • 2012: Admitted to the State Bar of Maryland; current status: Active
  • 2010: Admitted to the State Bar of California; current status: Inactive

2007: Bachelor of Laws (MA Cantabrigiensis), Clare College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

 


Publications

Peer Reviewed Papers

2020: Jardine, F. M. When online support groups prevail: The information experience of chest/breastfeeders who only express their milk. In Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 28–30 September 2020. Information Research, 25(4). doi: 10.47989/irisic2013

2018: Jardine, F. M. Breastfeeding without nursing: “If only I’d known more about exclusively pumping before giving birth.” Journal of Human Lactation, 35(2), 272–283. doi: 10.1177/0890334418784562

2015: Jaeger, P. T., Cooke, N. A., Feltis, C., Hamiel, M., Jardine, F., & Shilton, K. The virtuous circle revisited: Injecting diversity, inclusion, rights, justice, and equity into LIS from education to advocacy. Library Quarterly, 85(2), 150–171. doi: 10.1086/680154

2015: Jardine, F. M. & Zerhusen, E. K. Charting the course of equity and inclusion in LIS through iDiversity. Library Quarterly, 85(2), 185–192. doi: 10.1086/680156

2013: Jardine, F. M. Inclusive information for trans* persons. Public Library Quarterly, 32(3), 242–260. doi: 10.1080/01616846.2013.818856

 

Book Chapters

2020: Shenassa, E. D., Jardine, F. M., & Brantsæter, A. Breastfeeding, use of common substances, and offspring’s growth during infancy and childhood. In Melo, K. S. (Ed.), New research on breastfeeding and breast milk. Nova Science Publishers

2016: Jardine, F. M. The role of students in diversity and inclusion in library and information studies. In Gorham, U., Greene Taylor, N. G., & Jaeger, P. T. (Eds.), Advances in Librarianship: Perspectives on libraries as institutions of human rights and social justice. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. doi: 10.1108/S0065-283020160000041016

 

Published Conference Abstracts

2019: Jardine, F. Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Why do some breastfeeders exclusively pump and what can we do to support them? In APHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo (Nov. 2-Nov. 6). American Public Health Association. bit.ly/FMJAPHA2019

2019: Jardine, F. M. Discussion workshop: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: What should we do about the prejudice against exclusive pumping? (p. 611–612). Four-minute essay: Human milk has no gender: 21st century breastfeeding language (p. 606). In Abstracts from the 2019 Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference: Roots and Wings: Looking Back, Looking Forward, Journal of Human Lactation, 35(3), 604–628. doi: 10.1177/0890334419851796. Chapel Hill, NC

2018: Jardine, F. M. Poster of Distinction: Breastfeeding without nursing: Reasons for initiation and cessation of exclusively pumping human milk. In Abstracts from the 19th International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation Conference,Breastfeeding Medicine, 13(7), A-1-A68. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2018.29100.abstracts. Kanagawa, Japan

 

Book Reviews

2020: Jardine, F. M. Book Review: Others’ Milk: The Potential of Exceptional Breastfeeding, by K. J. Wilson. Clinical Lactation, 11(1), 46–47. doi: 10.1891/2158-0782.11.1.46

2019: Jardine, F. M. Book Review: White Gold: Stories of Breast Milk Sharing, by S. Falls. Journal of Human Lactation, 35(4) 748–749. doi: 10.1177/0890334419868161

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships

2021: School of Nursing Excellence Scholarship, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University

  • $25,000

2020: Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, University of Maryland

  • Selected as one of two iSchool candidates for a campus-wide, semester-long dissertation completion fellowship
  • $15,000 plus benefits

2019–2020: Dean’s Retention Scholarship, iSchool, University of Maryland

  • Selected from all iSchool graduate students for merit and service
  • $7,500

2019: Research Improvement Grant, iSchool, University of Maryland

  • Research grants (up to approximately $1,000) available to faculty and students to aid in the development of high-impact research
  • Received for Milk Expression Research Lab (MERL): Pilot study to examine the feasibility of an investigation into claimed versus actual breast pump specifications and performance
  • $1,077.33

2018–2019: iSchool Alumni Chapter Scholarship, iSchool, University of Maryland

  • Selected from all iSchool graduate students for merit and service
  • $4,000

2017­–2018: Dean’s Fellowship, iSchool, University of Maryland

  • Selected from all iSchool graduate students for merit and service
  • $5,000
  • Research Improvement Grant, iSchool, University of Maryland
  • Research grants (up to approximately $1,000) available to faculty and students to aid in the development of high-impact research
  • Received for the research project Breastfeeding Without Nursing: The information behavior of those who exclusively pump human milk to fund a research assistant
  • $975

2015: Great Lakes National Scholarship, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services

  • Awarded to 750 applicants from a pool of 20,000 STEM students nationwide
  • $2,500

2015: Rodler-Wood Scholarship, LGBT Studies Program, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland

  • Selected for extraordinary contribution to and academic interest in LGBT issues at the University of Maryland
  • $1,000

2014­–2015: Dean’s Recruitment Fellowship and Merit Scholarship, iSchool, University of Maryland

  • Selected as a highly-valued applicant among all incoming PhD students
  • Fellowship: $5,000; Scholarship: $2,500

2014: Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Sciences Honor Society Scholarship, Iota Chapter

  • Selected from all iSchool students within the Iota Chapter area (DC and Maryland)
  • $2,000

 


Honors And Awards

2019: Universitas 21 3MT competitor, representing the University of Maryland in the international three-minute thesis competition. bit.ly/Uni213MT

2019: 3MT Campus Winner and People’s Choice Award, University of Maryland

2019: Top 3 poster, Public Health Research@Maryland, University of Maryland.

2018: Poster of Distinction, 19th International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation Conference

2017: Laurence B. Heilprin Award

  • Awarded for an outstanding paper on a topic in library and information science written for an iSchool course
  • Received for The Importance of Prenatal Information about Exclusive Pumping

2017: Lavender Leadership Honors Society induction, University of Maryland

2014: Simmona Simmons Best Student Paper on Diversity Award

  • Awarded for an outstanding paper focusing on any aspect(s) of diversity written for an iSchool course
  • Received for Information Access as a Human Right: Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp Compared to Supermax and Military Prisons of the United States

2014: Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Sciences Honor Society, Iota Chapter, induction

2013: Laurence B. Heilprin Award

  • Awarded for an outstanding paper on a topic in library and information science written for an iSchool course
  • Received for Inclusive Information Services for Trans* Patrons of Information Organizations

2009: Pro Bono Publico Award, Public Interest Law Foundation, San Francisco, CA

2007: Graduated with Honours, University of Cambridge

 


Presentations, Panels, and Posters

Refereed

2020: United States Breastfeeding Committee’s National Breastfeeding Conference and Convening Reimagined: Optimizing Support for All Populations. Presentation: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Evidence-based best practices to support exclusive milk expression. Moved online due to COVID-19 pandemic

2020: Human Milk Banking Association of North America International Conference 2020. Presentation: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Exclusive pumpers’ experiences of sharing, donating, and receiving human milk. Austin, TX. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

2020: Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) Conference on Undergraduate Informatics Education. Presentation: Teaching Consumer Health Informatics and Health Justice within UMD iSchool’s New Undergraduate Specialization in Health Informatics. Austin, TX (with Dr. Beth St. Jean and Dr. Gagan Jindal)

2020: International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management 2020. Workshop: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Why do some breastfeeders exclusively pump? Poster: Exclusive pumpers’ perceived effectiveness of galactagogues. Deerfield Beach, FL

2019: 3rd World Breastfeeding Conference/1st World Complementary Feeding Conference/XV Brazilian Breastfeeding Meeting/V Brazilian Healthy Complementary Feeding Meeting. Oral presentation: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Initiation, duration, and cessation of exclusive pumping of human milk. Oral presentation: Need to feed: Surveying lactation and feeding facilities at a large public university in the Eastern United States. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2019: International Lactation Consultant Association Annual Conference: Engage. Workshop: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Reducing the prejudice against exclusive pumping. Atlanta, GA

2019: GOLD Online Lactation Conference. Presentation: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Why do some breastfeeders exclusively pump and what can we do to support them? Online

2019: 3 Minute Thesis, University Finals, University of Maryland. Presentation: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: The lived experiences of exclusive pumpers. College Park, MD

2019: Graduation Research Appreciation Day, University of Maryland. Presentation: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: The when, why, and how long of exclusive pumping. College Park, MD

2019: Public Health Research@Maryland, University of Maryland. Poster: Breastfeeding without nursing: Reasons for initiation and cessation of exclusively pumping human milk. College Park, MD

2019: iConference Doctoral Colloquium. Invited attendee. College Park, MD

2019: iLactation Breastfeeding Conference: Nutrition + Love. Presentation: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Myth-busting exclusive milk expression to improve practical, informational, and emotional support given to exclusive pumpers. Online

2019: International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Human Lactation Research and Breastfeeding Management. Workshop: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: Information needs of exclusive pumpers. Deerfield Beach, FL

2018: Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon. Invited attendee. Boston, MA

2017: CHI (Human Factors in Computing Systems). Presentation: Maiden, Mother, Crone: The influence of digital marketing on women’s health information seeking during life transitions as part of the Hacking Women’s Health Workshop (with Elizabeth Bonsignore, Gagan Jindal, & Beth St. Jean). Chicago, IL

2017: iSchool Research Showcase, University of Maryland. Poster: Information behavior of exclusive pumpers: Prenatal needs, seeking, and use (Research Phase 1). College Park, MD

2016: iSchool Research Showcase, University of Maryland. Poster: Social values and personal biometric devices (with Sara Anderson). College Park, MD

2015: Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library and Information Science. Presentation: ACCESS DENIED: Inmates and digital information. College Park, MD

2015: American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting. Presentation: Embedding diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in everything we do (with Johnna Purcell & Faith Ambrosini). Chicago, IL

2015: ALA Midwinter Meeting. Presentation: Equity and inclusion in LIS through iDiversity (with Diane Travis & Johnna Purcell). Chicago, IL

 

Invited

2021: Northwest Mothers Milk Bank Education Series. Panel: Donor Human Milk Symposium: Milk Expression (with Leslie Parker). Online

2020: Texas Women’s, Infant, and Children’s Annual Conference. Workshop: Why do breastfeeder’s exclusively pump and what can we do to support them? Austin, TX. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

2019: Women’s History Month, University of Maryland. Panel: The Narratives and Needs: Lactation/Feeding Practices @ the University of Maryland, College Park (with Tracy Riggins, Jessica Gleason, & Erin McClure). College Park, MD

2015: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA): New Librarians Global Connection Webinar. Panel: The LIS PhD experience (with Sandy Littletree & KR Roberto). Online

2015: Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting. Presentation: Embedding diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in archives and archival education (with Faith Ambrosini). Fort Worth, TX

2014: Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators (MAPLA), quarterly meeting. Presentation: How diversity can be embedded in public libraries (with Erin Zerhusen). Annapolis, MD

2014: Symposium on Diversity in LIS Education. Panel: Social justice: From education to advocacy (with Dr. Paul Jaeger, Dr. Katie Shilton, Dr. Nicole Cooke, Michelle Hamiel, & Cecilia Feltis). College Park, MD

2012: iDiversity, University of Maryland. Panel: Queering Information (with Derek Gray, Caleb Robinson, & Matthew Jones). College Park, MD

 


Experience

Research Experience

2016­–present: Principal Investigator, Breastfeeding Without Nursing: The lived experiences of exclusive pumpers, PhD research, iSchool, University of Maryland

  • Qualitative and quantitative research, including longitudinal data collection, of exclusive pumping from over 2,000 participants

2019–2020: Principal Investigator, Milk Expression Research Lab (MERL): Pilot study to examine the feasibility of an investigation into claimed versus actual breast pump specifications and performance, iSchool, University of Maryland

  • Testing a commercial “Lactation Simulation Model” to investigate its suitability for use in objective breast pump testing

2018­–2020: Investigator, The Need to Feed: Surveying lactation/feeding facilities at the University of Maryland, in conjunction with the President’s Commission of Women’s Issues and School of Public Health, University of Maryland

  • Campus-wide survey on use of and user needs for lactation/feeding facilities on campus; implementation of improvements, funded by a $42,500 Student Facilities Fund grant

2015–2016Research Assistant, Public Health, Nanotechnology, and Mobility (PHeNoM) project, Ethics and Value in Design (EViD) laboratory, iSchool, University of Maryland

  • Qualitative research into user experience and privacy concerns regarding a novel blood testing device

2013–2014: Principal Investigator, Diversity Book Display project, iSchool, University of Maryland

  • Investigation of the impact of book displays related to campus-wide diversity months in several prominent campus locations

2013: Co-Investigator, LGBTQ Student Involvement Assessment, Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland

  • Campus-wide survey assessing LGBTQ+ student involvement in campus services and events for the purpose of allocation of future resources

 

Teaching Experience

2015: Learning and Pedagogy: Introduction to University Teaching, University Teaching and Learning Program, University of Maryland

  • Completed a 700-level, 2-credit course focused on teaching and learning at the university level and the demonstration of the ability to implement effective pedagogy

Credit bearing

2018–present: Instructor, lactation workshops/presentations (certified by official accreditation bodies for use as continuing education credits by health and lactation care providers):

  • Topics include:
    • Why do some breastfeeders exclusively pump and what can we do to support them?
    • The information needs of exclusive pumpers
    • Myth-busting exclusive milk expression to improve practical, informational, and emotional support given to exclusive pumpers
    • Reducing the prejudice against exclusive pumping

Fall 2020: Instructor, Information User Needs and Assessment, iSchool, University of Maryland. 300 level, 3 credit

Fall 2019: Co-instructor, Consumer Health Informatics, iSchool, University of Maryland. 400 level, 3 credit

Spring 2015: Co-instructor, Diverse Populations, Inclusion, and Information, iSchool, University of Maryland. 600 level, 3 credit

Spring 2013­, 2014: Instructor, Special Topics in Leadership: LGBTQQI Leadership, Education Counseling and Personnel Services, College of Education, University of Maryland. 400 level, 3 credit

Non-credit bearing

2014–2020: Graduate Writing Fellow, The Graduate School Writing Center, The Graduate School, University of Maryland

2014–2020: Guest Lecturer: Diverse Populations, Inclusion, and Information; Information and Human Rights; The Engaged Intellectual; Serving Information Needs; Consumer Health Informatics; Information User Needs and Assessment

2013: Information Literacy Mentor, iDiversity, University of Maryland

2013: Guest Trainer, Mixed Gender and Gender Inclusive Housing: 2013 Resident Assistant Training, Department of Resident Life, University of Maryland

 

Editorial Activities

2015–present: Owner, Editor, Effective English Editing (effectiveenglishediting.com)

2020: Awards Committee, Association for Information Science and Technology Special (ASIS&T) Interest Group—Information Needs, Seeking, and Use (USE) Symposium

2019, 2020: Peer Reviewer, Journal of Human Lactation

2019, 2020: Peer Reviewer, Maternal and Child Health Journal

2019: Peer Reviewer, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)

2019: Program Committee, 2019 Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) conference

2018–2019: Editorial Assistant, Health Communications journal

2015–2017: Editor, Co-editor, Managing Editor, International Journal of Information, Diversity, and Inclusion

2014­, 2015: Peer Reviewer, Library Quarterly

2014: Peer Reviewer, Science and Technology Libraries

 

Professional Experience

2018–present: Advanced Lactation Consultant, The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice (CLC from 2017–present)

2018–present: Owner, Designer, Universal Breastfeeding Symbol (universalbreastfeedingsymbol.com), Baby Feeding Symbols (babyfeedingsymbols.com)

2016–2019: Graduate Assistant for Faculty Writing, Research Support Team, College of Library and Information Studies, University of Maryland

  • Assist faculty and staff in academic writing, predominantly grant applications; successful applications include grants from NSF, NIH, IMLS

2018–2019 & 2015–2016: Graduate Assistant Coordinator, Graduate School Writing Center, Graduate School, University of Maryland

2017–2018: Graduate Assistant for ePublishing, Digital Programs and Initiatives, Digital Systems and Stewardship, University of Maryland Libraries, University of Maryland

2012–2015: Graduate Assistant Coordinator for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, and Queer Student Involvement and Advocacy, Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy Office, Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland

 

Service

2018–2020: The Need to Feed: Campus-wide initiative to improve lactation and baby-feeding facilities, University of Maryland. Project team member

2016–2017: Bias Response Task Force, University of Maryland. Graduate Student Representative

2015–2016: PhD Committee, iSchool, University of Maryland. Student Representative

2015–2016: President’s Student Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion, University of Maryland. Graduate Student Representative

2013–2016: iDiversity, University of Maryland. President, Vice President, Historian

2012–2015: President’s Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues, University of Maryland.Commissioner

2013–2015: Lorde O’Leary Award Committee, University of Maryland. Member

2013–2014: MLS Committee, iSchool, University of Maryland. Student Representative

 


Media and Online Presence

Media Coverage

2020, Feb 4I exclusively pumped—and there’s not enough support for moms like me. Megan Piercey Monafu, Today’s Parent.

2019, Oct 17: Feeding a Need: Survey Assessing Campus’ Lactation Facilities. Annie Dankelson, Maryland Today

2019, Oct 7: Information Pump. Annie Dankelson, Maryland Today

2019, Jul 24: Pumping Milk and Nursing Are Not the Same. Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic

2018, Sep 27: UMD community members are pushing for more on-campus lactation facilities. Angela Roberts, The Diamondback

 

Blog Posts (Guest Author)

2019: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: The lived experiences of exclusive pumpers. International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation Trainees Blog

2018: Breastfeeding Without Nursing: The lived experiences of those exclusively pumping human milk. Gradterp Forum

2017: Exploring the world of exclusive pumping: Guest post by Fiona Jardine, MA, LLM, MLS, CLC. Our Milky Way (Healthy Children Project Center for Breastfeeding blog)

 

Websites and Social Media

Homepage: fionamjardine.com

Universal Breastfeeding Symbol: universalbreastfeedingsymbol.com

Baby Feeding Symbols: babyfeedingsymbols.com

Effective English Editing: effectiveenglishediting.com

Twitter: @fionamjardine

Instagram: @fionamjardine

Facebook: Exclusive Pumping Research by Fiona Jardine

Google Scholar: bit.ly/FMJGoogleScholar

ORCID iD: orcid.org/0000-0003-1981-4680

Publons: publons.com/researcher/2998008/fiona-jardine/

 


Memberships and Affiliations

American Public Health Association

Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Sciences Honor Society, Iota Chapter

DONA International

International Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation

Maryland State Beekeepers Association

Samuel Blythe Society, Clare College, University of Cambridge