I graduated from Nottingham University in 1997 having completed my Bachelor Medical Sciences and Medical degrees. I undertook a senior house rotation in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Derby and Nottingham and in 2001 moved to Manchester to work as a Clinical Research Fellow in the new Maternal & Fetal Health Research Centre with Professor Phil Baker. My Phd, completed in 2005, was entitled "Circulating Factors in Pre-eclampsia" and included research focusing on vascular biology and plasma proteomics. I received the William Blair Bell Lectureship in 2009, awarded by the RCOG for outstanding contribution to research in the field of Obstetrics.
I completed my clinical training at St Mary's whilst continuing my research related to pre-eclampsia and I was appointed as Consultant Obstetrician/ Clinical Senior Lecturer in April 2011. I was awarded an NIHR Clinician Scientist award in 2012 and an ERC Consolidator Fellowship in 2020. I continue to combine clinical work with an active research programme spanning basic science, translational and clinical studies related to diabetes and hypertension in pregnancy. I lead the Maternal Medicine Service and run weekly hybrid research clinics for women with diabetes (VELOCITY clinic) and hypertension (MAViS Manchester Antenatal Vascular Service) which combine clinical care with opportunity for women to particpate in a variety of research studies.
Away from my clinical research, I continue to be an enthusiastic musician and cyclist.
BMedSci(Hons), BM BS, PhD, DFFP, MRCOG