I am a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London and the George Institute for Global Health and Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
My research aims to make best use of the data and blood samples collected as part of routine maternity care. With fantastic colleagues, I have been awarded funding from the NIHR, charities and philanthropic organisations.
With strong engagement with those who use our services, I am leading a new infection and immunity surveillance platform for London, bringing together a UK Mother and Baby data collaborative and trialling prevention of type 2 diabetes in women affected by diabetes in pregnancy.
My PhD at Imperial College investigated the fetal and maternal inflammatory response in Fetal Growth Restriction.
Following this, I won a fellowship with Professor Dame Sally Davies, England CMO, as editor-in-chief of the CMO’s annual report, ‘Women: the health of the 51%.’ With Dame Sally, I worked with leaders in the field to bring a host improvements for women's health into policy and practice in the UK.
As an National Institute of Health Research Academic Clinical Lecturer, I investigated self-monitoring of maternal cardiovascular health and prevention of Gestational Diabetes.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, I was seconded as clinical adviser to Professor Sir Chris Whitty, England CMO, and produced rapid evidence reviews on coronavirus infection in pregnancy and in children, which I presented to SAGE and formed the basis of clinical guidelines for the UK. I am an advisor to the WHO on maternal and perinatal research in pandemics.
I lead a new clinical service to provide post-birth contraception for all women in NW London to enable access to reliable family planning before discharge from maternity services. I am working with colleagues to evaluate this and support national roll-out.
If you are interested in using any of the data generated in the publications listed, please contact me on the email link in the sidebar.
et al., 2024, Retrospective cohort study of the association between socioeconomic deprivation and incidence of gestational diabetes and perinatal outcomes, Bmc Public Health, Vol:24, ISSN:1471-2458
et al., 2024, Beetroot juice, exercise, and cardiovascular function in women planning to conceive, Journal of Hypertension, Vol:42, ISSN:0263-6352, Pages:101-108
Perry A, Mullins E, 2023, £25 and a biscuit: women’s health research and public engagement in the UK, Research Involvement and Engagement, Vol:9, ISSN:2056-7529
Pinho-Gomes A-C, Mullins E, 2023, Inequalities in smoking among pregnant women in North West London, Journal of Public Health, Vol:45, ISSN:1741-3842, Pages:e518-e521
et al., 2023, A community-based intervention to improve screening, referral and follow-up of non-communicable diseases and anaemia amongst pregnant and postpartum women in rural India: study protocol for a cluster randomised trial, Trials, Vol:24, ISSN:1745-6215, Pages:1-17