IEU Seminar: Sarah Stock
Room OS6, Second Floor, Oakfield House
MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (IEU) Seminar Series
Title: Timing is everything: improving care for women and babies at risk of preterm birth
Abstract: Preterm birth ( birth < 37 completed weeks of pregnancy) is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Between 5-15% of babies are born preterm. I will describe studies using real world data investigating preterm birth and efforts to improve outcomes of babies born preterm.
Biography: I am a Wellcome Trust Clinical Career Development Fellow at the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh; and a Consultant and Subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at the Simpson Centre for Reproductive Health at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. I went to Manchester University Medical School, and have a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. My specialist and subspecialist clinical training was undertaken in Edinburgh, with periods in Glasgow, London and Australia. My main research interests are in preterm labour, fetal inflammation, and stillbirth and I lead both laboratory and clinical research studies. My aim is to improve prediction of pregnancy complications, and develop strategies that improve neonatal and longer-term outcomes.