Our Research Advisory Committee (RAC) consists of fifteen to twenty members who provide scientific and medical advice to Wellbeing of Women and make recommendations to the board of trustees regarding which projects the charity should support. The committee also assesses ongoing grants and reports findings to the board of trustees, advising on any necessary course of action.
The committee includes clinicians and researchers who are experts in the field of women’s reproductive and gynaecological health. The members each have unique specialities that contribute to the committee’s broad range of expertise. Each member is independent of the charity to ensure that all recommendations made are objective and impartial.
The committee must always abide by the Wellbeing of Women’s Conflict of Interest Policy
Professor Stephen Robson – Professor of Fetal Medicine, Newcastle University
Dr David Williams – Associate Professor in Maternal Medicine, University College London
Researchers and clinicians
Professor Mohamed Abdel-Fattah – Clinical Chair in Gynaecology, University of Aberdeen
Professor Ahmed Ahmed – Professor of Gynaecological Oncology, University of Oxford
Professor William Atiomo – Clinical Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nottingham
Dr Kirstie Coxon – Associate Professor (Research) Midwifery, Kingston University London
Dr Ian Crocker – Senior Lecturer in Maternal and Fetal Health, University of Manchester
Professor Dharani Hapangama – Professor of Gynaecology, University of Liverpool
Dr Stamatina Iliodromiti – Clinical Senior Lecturer in Women’s Health and Reproductive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Raheela Khan – Professor of Cellular Physiology, University of Nottingham
Dr Sarah Martin – Senior Lecturer and Deputy Centre Lead for Molecular Oncology, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Pierre Martin-Hirsch – Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor Linda McGowan – Leadership Chair-Applied Health Research, University of Leeds
Dr David McLernon – Senior Research Fellow in Medical Statistics, University of Aberdeen
Professor Julia Sanders – Professor of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery, Cardiff University
Professor Pauline Slade – Professor in Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool
Professor Shakila Thangaratinam – Professor in Maternal and Perinatal Health, Queen Mary University of London
Professor Rachel Tribe – Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Sciences, King’s College London
Dr Manu Vatish – Senior Clinical Fellow in Obstetrics, University of Oxford
Professor Krina Zondervan – Professor of Reproductive and Genomic Epidemiology, University of Oxford
In addition to our RAC, we are also supported by our Midwifery Subcommittee which consists of three expert members in the field of midwifery research and who sit on behalf of Wellbeing of Women and the Royal College of Midwives. The Midwifery Subcommittee support the RAC by reviewing all submissions to our Entry-level Research Scholarships for Midwives scheme and other midwifery led research across our other funding schemes.
The Subcommittee must always abide by the Wellbeing of Women Conflict of Interest Policy.
Professor Julie Jomeen – Professor of Midwifery and Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Hull
Professor Vanora Hundley – Professor of Midwifery and Deputy Dean for Research and Professional Practice, University of Bournemouth
Dr Annette Briley – Consultant Midwife and Clinical Trials Manager, King’s College London