Dr Ellie Jones

Ellie Jones

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow

Contact details

Room 124, Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Ellie Jones is a Research Fellow in the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care – West Midlands (CLAHRC-WM). Ellie has recently completed a PhD (February 2019) which investigated postnatal length of stay in hospital and infant readmission to hospital. Her research interests include: maternal and infant health, intrapartum and postnatal care. 


  • PhD Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham, 2019
  • BSc (Hons) Midwifery, Birmingham City University, 2010
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Registered Midwife 


Ellie joined the University as a member of staff in February 2019 as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Health Research. Prior to this, Ellie was a PhD student at the University, working on a NIHR CLAHRC-WM funded project to explore postnatal length of stay in hospital and infant readmission to hospital. Before starting her PhD, Ellie worked as Midwife in several NHS trusts in the West Midlands. 


Ellie’s current research activity focuses on maternal and child health and is funded by the CLAHRC-WM. Her PhD work focused on the relationship between length of stay and infant readmissions to hospital using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Since completing her PhD, Ellie has been working on a number of CLAHRC-WM projects including a qualitative framework analysis of community midwives’ views of early discharge and the implementation of the Birmingham Symptom Specific Triage system (BSOTS) developed by Dr Nina Johns (Birmingham Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust) and Professor Sara Kenyon to several others trusts in the UK.


Jones E, Taylor B, Rudge G, MacArthur C, Jyothish D, Simkiss D, et al. Hospitalisation after birth of infants: cross sectional analysis of potentially avoidable admissions across England using hospital episode statistics. BMC Pediatrics. 2018;18(1):390  

Henshall C, Taylor B, Goodwin L, Farre A, Jones E, Kenyon S.  Improving the quality and content of midwives’ discussions with low-risk women about their options for place of birth: Co-production and evaluation of an intervention package. Midwifery2018;59:118-126 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2018.01.016  

Jones E, Taylor B, MacArthur C, Pritchett R, Cummins C. (2016) The effect of early postnatal discharge from hospital for women and infants: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews,5,1-7.

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