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I am Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health, a perinatal epidemiologist and public health physician in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health.

What is your main area(s) of interest/expertise?

My work focuses on using national observational studies and clinical trials to address clinical questions concerning rare and severe complications of pregnancy and early life. I also lead the MBRRACE-UK national confidential enquiries into maternal morbidity and mortality.

What are you working on right now?

I am currently the lead investigator of a study on COVID-19 in pregnancy, funded by NIHR, the first results from which have recently been published in the BMJ. We are using the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) to determine how many pregnant women are admitted to hospital with COVID-19, and look at how the illness affects both mother and child. 

Why is Oxford a good place to work in this field of research?

It is the highly collaborative ethos of my department at Oxford more than anything else that makes it the perfect place to work. Research in pregnancy is difficult, and on rare or novel conditions more so, so it is only through national and international population-based collaborative studies that we will get the evidence we need to tackle these diseases.

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