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 as a Specialist Registrar 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 I continue to combine clinical work with an active research programme spanning basic science, translational and clinical studies. My clinical interests include the management of diabetes and hypertension in pregnancy and I run a weekly research clinic: MAViS (Manchester Antenatal Vascular Service) which provides clinical care for women with chronic and pregnancy-related hypertensive disease.
Away from my clinical research, I continue to be an enthusiastic musician and play with a local orchestra and windband.
BMedSci(Hons), BM BS, PhD, DFFP, MRCOG