Dr Lucy Higgins

NIHR Clinical Lecturer

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I am an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics based in the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre, University of Manchester. After graduating with honors for the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2006 I commenced the clinical academic training programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and won the RCOG Prize Medal in 2011. In 2015 I completed my PhD thesis on the Antenatal Identification of Placental Dysfunction in Pregnancies Complicated by Reduced Fetal Movements.

I am an early career researcher in Obstetrics who has completed an individual Research Training Fellowship from Aciton Medical Research, with twelve publications (including seven first author peer reviewed original research publications, two first author peer-reviewed review articles) and three book chapters published. My primary research interests are the identification of late onset fetal growth restriction and associated placental pathologies using third trimester ultrasound and understanding the biological bsis of placental factors in the maternal circulation.  

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Education / academic qualifications

  • 2015 - Doctor of Medicine, The University of Manchester
  • 2011 - Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • 2006 - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery University of Birmingham

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