About the team

Contact us

Professor Shakila Thangaratinam

Email: s.thangaratinam.1@bham.ac.uk

Team

Professor Shakila Thangaratinam MRCOG, MD, PhD

Professor of Maternal and Perinatal Health
Co-Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Women's Health
University of Birmingham, UK
s.thangaratinam.1@bham.ac.uk
@thangaratinam

Professor Shakila Thangaratinam

Dr John Allotey MSc, PhD

Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Women's Health
University of Birmingham, UK
j.allotey.1@bham.ac.uk
@JoAllotey

Dr John Allotey

Dr Mercedes Bonet MD,PhD

Medical Officer, Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research
World Health Organization, Switzerland
bonetm@who.int

Dr Mercedes Bonet

Professor Javier Zamora BSc, MSc Epi, PhD

Head of Clinical Biostatistics Unit, Hospital Ramon y Cajal of Biomedical Research (IRYCIS)
Principal Investigator of CIBER Epidemiology and Public Health, Madrid
Vice-deputy of Madrid Associated Cochrane Center
ZamoraJZ@adf.bham.ac.uk 

Professor Javier Zamora

Silvia Fernandez Garcia

BMath, Msc
Research Associate, University of Birmingham, UK
s.fernandezgarcia@bham.ac.uk

Silvia Fernandez Garcia

 

Student Research Leads

Jameela Sheikh, BMedSc

Medical Student Lead
University of Birmingham, UK
jxs1184@student.bham.ac.uk
Twitter

Jameela Sheikh

Anouskha Ramkumar

Operational Lead
Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
aar852@student.bham.ac.uk

Anoushka Ramkumar

Kathryn Barry 

Operational Lead
Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
kxb810@student.bham.ac.uk 

Kathryn Barry

Tania Melissa Kew, BMedSci

MTCT Lead
Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
tmk731@student.bham.ac.uk

Tani Melissa Kew

 Student Researchers

Megan Littmoden

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
mxl779@student.bham.ac.uk

Megan Littmoden

Tanisha Rajah

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
txr954@student.bham.ac.uk 

Tanisha Rajah

Alya Khashaba BMedSc

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
axk923@student.bham.ac.uk
Twitter: @khashabajunior

Alya Khashaba_

Sophie Maddock

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
slm955@student.bham.ac.uk

Sophie Maddock

Halimah Khalil BMedSc

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
hxk623@student.bham.ac.uk 

Halimah Khalil

Maurie Zitaa Kuha Kumaran

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
mzk879@student.bham.ac.uk

Maurie Kumaran

Millie Manning BMedSc

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
mjm694@student.bham.ac.uk  

 

Millie Manning

Wentin Chen BSc (Hons)

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK

wxc745@student.bham.ac.uk  


 

Wentin Chen

Harshitha Naidu

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
hax007@student.bham.ac.uk

Harshitha Naidu

Jiya Cherian

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
xc1173@student.bham.ac.uk

Jiya Cherian

Samay Mehta

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
sxm1446@student.bham.ac.uk

Samay Mehta

Eyna Sadeqa

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
EXS700@student.bham.ac.uk

Eyna Sadeqa

Andriya Punnoose

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK.
axp115@student.bham.ac.uk

Andriya Punnoose

Paulomi Sengupta BMedSci

Medical Student
University of Nottingham, UK.
mzyps8@nottingham.ac.uk

Paulomi Sengupta

Chloe Knight BMedSc (Hons)

Medical student
University of Birmingham, UK
cxk833@student.bham.ac.uk

Chloe Knight

Collaborators

Dr Olufemi Oladapo

Acting Unit Head, Maternal and Perinatal Health (MPH)
Department of Reproductive Health and Research
World Health Organization, Switzerland

Dr Anna Thorson

Department of Reproductive Health and Research
World Health Organization, Switzerland

Dr Nathalie Jeanne Nicole Broutet

Department of Reproductive Health and Research
World Health Organization, Switzerland

Dr Caron Rahn Kim

Department of Reproductive Health and Research
World Health Organization, Switzerland

Dr Edna Kara

World Health Organization, Switzerland

Dr Medelon van Wely

Co-ordinating Editor
Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group (CGF), Netherlands

Dr Elena Kostova

Managing Editor
Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group (CGF), Netherlands

Professor Asma Khalil

Professor of Fetal Medicine
St George's University of London,UK

Dr Heinke Kunst

Senior Lecturer
Consultant in Respiratory Medicine
Queen Mary University of London, UK

Professor James Thomas

Professor of Social Research and Policy
Director, EPPI-Centre Reviews Facility
University College London, UK

Dr E van Leeuwen

Amsterdam University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dr. Lynne M. Mofenson

Senior HIV Technical Advisor
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Washington DC, USA

Dr Simon Tiberi

Infection Consultant/Honorary Reader
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

Dr Uma Ram

Director and Consultant OBGYN
Seethapathy Clinic & Hospital, Chennai, South India

Dr Ajith S

Additional Professor & Head of the Department of OBGYN
Government Medical College Kannur, Kerala, India

Dr Gianfranco Spiteri

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

Dr Julien Beaute

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) 

Dr Van T. Tong MPH

Pregnancy and Infant Linked Outcomes Team
Epi Taskforce, CDC COVID-19 Emergency Response
Centers for Disease Contract and Prevention (CDC), USA

Elena Stallings BSc, MSc

Researcher, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid, Spain
elenastallings.pubhealth@gmail.com
Linkedin
@elena_stallings

Dr Xiu Qiu (Sue) MD, PhD

Chief consultant of Woman’s Health
Director of Division of Birth Cohort study
Director of the Department of Woman Health Care, Guangzhou, Women and Children’s Medical Centre, Guangzhou, China
qxiu0161@163.com

Dyuti Coomar BSc MSc

Research Fellow in Medical Statistics
University of Birmingham, UK
d.coomar@bham.ac.uk
LinkedIn

Dr Sascha Ellington PhD MSPH CPH

Pregnancy and Infant Linked Outcomes Team Co-Lead
Epi Taskforce, CDC COVID-19 Emergency Response
Centers for Disease Contract and Prevention (CDC), USA

Dr Ramón Escuriet

Responsible for Sexual and Reproductive Health care at Catalan Health Service, Spain

Professor Dr Ulrich Pecks

Coordinating Investigator of the CRONOS registry of the German Society for Perinatal Medicine

Professor Dr Mario Ruediger

Coordinating Investigator of the CRONOS registry of the German Society for Perinatal Medicine

Miss Andrea Gaetano Gil BSc MSc

Clinical Biostatistics Unit, Hospital Ramon y Cajal

Mingyang Yuan (Iris) BSc, MPH

Research staff of the Division of Birth Cohort Study
Guangzhou Women and Children’s Medical Centre, Guangzhou, China

Masters and Intercalating Students

Kehkashan Ansari BMedSci

Masters Student, Metabolism and Systems Research (MSc)
University of Birmingham, UK
kxa088@student.bham.ac.uk 
LinkedIn

Kehkashan Ansari

 

Shruti Attarde

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
ssa809@student.bham.ac.uk

Shruti Attarde

Oluwadamilola Akande 

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
oxa807@student.bham.ac.uk 

Oluwadamilola Akande

Dharshini Sambamoorthi 

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
dxs823@student.bham.ac.uk 

Dharshini Sambamoorthi

Paul Sanjay Sundaram

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
pss981@student.bham.ac.uk
Linked In

 

Paul Sundaram

Zainita Karim Meherally 

Masters Student, Global Health and Management
University of Aberdeen, UK
z.meherally.21@abdn.ac.uk
Linked In
Twitter

Zainita Karim Meherally

Massa Mamey-Clarke

Masters Student, Public Health
University of Birmingham, UK
massamamey18@gmail.com

Massa Mamey-Clarke

 

Previous Student Researchers

Shaunak Rhiju Chatterjee iBSc

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
src571@student.bham.ac.uk

Shaunak Rhiju Chatterjee

Luke Debenham BMedSci

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
lxd524@student.bham.ac.uk

 

Luke Debenham

Rishab Balaji

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
rxb623@student.bham.ac.uk
Twitter: @balaji_rishab

 

Rishab Balaji

Anushka Dixit

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
ayd634@student.bham.ac.uk

Anushka Dixit

Anna Clavé Llavall BMedSci

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
axc541@student.bham.ac.uk

Anna Clave Llavall

Dengyi Zhou BMedSci

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
dxz603@student.bham.ac.uk
Website

Dengyi Zhou

Yasmin King

Intercalating BMedSci Medical Student
University of Nottingham, UK
mzyyk2@nottingham.ac.uk

4.Yasmin Kingv2

Adeolu Banjoko BSc

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
aob639@student.bham.ac.uk

7. Adeolu Banjoko

Helen Fraser

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
hef914@student.bham.ac.uk

Helen Fraser

Meghnaa Hebbar

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
mxh746@student.bham.ac.uk 

Meghnaa Hebbar

Magnus Yap BMedSci

University of Birmingham, UK
mcy697@student.bham.ac.uk

Magnus Yap

Heidi Lawson, BMedSci

Medical Student (Women's Health) Intercalating Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
hxl641@student.bham.ac.uk 

Heidi Lawson

Ankita Gupta

Medical Student
University of Birmingham, UK
axg682@student.bham.ac.uk  

Ankita Gupta

Student Awards

Dengyi Zhou 

  • Owen Wade Distinction in Research Award 

Heidi Lawson 

  • Intercalated Clinical Sciences Award- women’s health and reproductive sciences  
  • Claire Ripley second prize 

Jameela Sheikh  

  • Sir Arthur Thomson Charitable Trust Prize for outstanding achievement during intercalation year 
  • Frank Ker Prize for Intercalated BMedSc Clinical Sciences programmes for outstanding work in the field of Infectious Diseases 
  • RCOG World Congress Best in Session Oral Presentation Award- Pandemic and Impact of Infectious Diseases  

Oluwadamilola Akande

  • Frank Ker Prize for Intercalated BMedSc Clinical Sciences programmes for outstanding work in the field of Infectious Diseases

Kathryn Barry

  • Sir Arthur Thomson Charitable Trust Prize for outstanding achievement during intercalation year