My research interests incorporate applied and aetiological epidemiology, clinical trials, and laboratory-based studies exploring the pathogenesis of pregnancy related disorders. The overall research theme of my group is “Care of Women and babies during pregnancy and childbirth.” I collaborate with colleagues in Obstetrics, Midwifery, Neonatology, Anaesthetics, Clinical Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, Primary care, Health Informatics, Health Services Research and Basic Sciences. I have an International reputation in the field of operative delivery and adverse perinatal outcomes. I set up a unique operative delivery cohort in the UK and have worked on a range of National and Regional perinatal databases including the ALSPAC cohort in Bristol, the Walker cohort in Dundee and more recently a cohort of over 60,000 births at the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital in Dublin. My group have focussed more recently on randomised controlled trials and have completed four multi-centre trials. We have been actively involved in National and International guideline development which has facilitated implementation of our research findings into evidence-based practice guidelines.
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