Consultants hosting AF trainees within the speciality of obstetrics and gynaecology.
Professor Liz Anderson
I am a regional, national and international leader of interprofessional education aligned to team working and patient safety. I have a range of research projects within medical educational exploring interprofessional simulations, the need for reflection using Portfolios and designing and piloting new learning possibilities in practice, recently bringing together pharmacists and medical students.
Dr Natalie Armstrong
The SAPPHIRE (Social Science Applied to Healthcare Improvement Research) Group in the Department of Health Sciences uses social science theory and methods to undertake research and evaluation in order to improve the quality and safety of healthcare. A developing area of interest in the group is around overdiagnosis and overtreatment, which occur when a diagnosis is ‘correct’ according to current standards but the diagnosis or associated treatment has a low probability of benefitting the patient, and may instead be harmful. We would welcome Academic Foundation doctors keen to explore this area further either in general terms or as it relates to a particular clinical area.
Professor Philip Baker
We research the causes and potential treatments for major pregnancy complications: pre-eclampsia, preterm birth and fetal growth restriction (where a baby fails to thrive). One potential study involves a collaboration with our Magnetic Resonance Imaging facility to study the effects of pre-eclampsia on mothers hearts.
The intrauterine environment affects not only the outcome of a pregnancy - but determines much of childhood and adult health. Longitudinal studies of the effect of the environment (diet, exercise, pollution) will investigate the effects on pregnancy outcomes (pre-eclampsia, preterm birth, intrauterine growth) and on subsequent risks of diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
Dr Manjiri Khare
Congenital anomalies and outcomes.
Multiple pregnancy and perinatal outcomes.
Drugs in breastfeeding.
Dr Helena Maybury
In Leicester, we provide care for approximately 600 women a year who have gestational diabetes diagnosed during pregnancy. In order to optimise their pregnancy outcomes, they embark on an intense programme of education, dietary changes and blood glucose measurements which involve multiple visits to antenatal clinics. We want to develop a programme where we use a new blood glucose monitor to access their blood glucose readings in a virtual clinic environment to reduce the number of clinics visits they need to attend, whilst offering closer surveillance and telephone/email support.
Dr Esther Moss
Endometrial cancer genetics in the local Leicester population focusing on ethnic differences in tumour characteristics and profile.
Dr Carolyn Tarrant
The SAPPHIRE (Social Science Applied to Healthcare Improvement Research) Group has expertise in qualitative methods and health care improvement, with particular interests in acute care, maternity care, healthcare associated infections, and measurement for improvement. A qualitative project would be available to explore junior doctors' experiences of working in acute care at weekends, in relation to their role and professional development; we would also be happy to discuss other possible research topics.
Professor Douglas Tincello
Personal interests are urogynaecology, pelvic floor disorders, although other colleagues in the Trust could offer research opportunities in gynaecology oncology, obstetrics, benign gynaecology and reproductive medicine.
Obstetrics and gynaecology aFY projects 2019
Consultants hosting AF trainees from August 2019 within the speciality of obstetrics and gynaecology.
Dr Esther Moss
I am leading a group looking at different aspects of gynaecological cancer treatment. The group is involved in a wide range of areas including laboratory based research, clinical research (developing new cancer/pre-cancer treatments, investigating risk factor associated with gynae cancer and the psychological impact of cancer) and robotic surgery research.