Dr Rebecca Man MBChB, BMedSc (Hons), PGCert

Dr Rebecca Man

Institute of Applied Health Research
Clinical Research Fellow
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Registrar

Contact details

Third floor academic department
Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Mindelsohn Way
Birmingham B15 2TG

Rebecca is a currently a Clinical Research Fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology undertaking a PhD. Research interests include all aspects of maternal and fetal medicine and improving obstetric outcomes. She is currently supporting the CHAPTER study, aiming to improve the care of those who have sustained childbirth related perineal trauma. 


  • PG Cert in Medical Education, University of Birmingham, 2021
  • MBChB, University of Birmingham, 2018
  • Intercalated BMedSc (Hons) Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, 2017


Rebecca’s interest in obstetrics and gynaecology started during her intercalated clinical sciences research component completed during her time at UoB medical school. Over this time in 2016, she examined the effectiveness of different uterotonics for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage and contributed to the development of a Cochrane network meta-analysis. This established an interest into both research and obstetrics and gynaecology. Since then she has built her research experience including further systematic reviews, a cohort study and qualitative work.

  • Aspirin for preventing adverse pregnancy outcomes  A meta-analysis examining the use of low-dose aspirin in women at low risk of pre-eclampsia. Further work planned to determine whether aspirin for this group of women may be beneficial.
  • Peripartum cardiomyopathy in subsequent pregnancies A meta-analysis exploring outcomes in subsequent pregnancies for women with peripartum cardiomyopathy in an index pregnancy.
  • CHAPTER: Childbirth Acquired Perineal Trauma Study 4 year multi stage NIHR Programme grant and to optimise care of perineal trauma. Currently, Rebecca is involved in the prospective, multicentre cohort study and systematic review work package. Later work will involve development of a core outcome set and wound assessment tool.


Mentoring of students currently undertaking intercalated degrees as part of a medical degree.


Research interests

Rebecca is interested in improving maternal and fetal outcomes in pregnancy.

Current projects

  • CHAPTER: Childbirth acquired perineal trauma
    • A UK multi-centre prospective cohort study and a series of systematic reviews
    • Development of a core outcome set and wound assessment tool
  • Outcomes of subsequent pregnancies in women with peripartum cardiomyopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Aspirin for the prevention of adverse pregnancy outcomes


  • R MAN, V Hodgetts Morton, R K Morris. Aspirin use in pregnancy: where are we and what next? Obstet Gynaecol Reprod Med. 2023;33:75-80
  • N Pilarski, J Hamer, R MAN, G Bhogal; V Hodgetts-Morton; R K Morris. What are the differences in pregnancy outcomes and complication rates after emergency cervical cerclage compared to ultrasound-indicated or history-indicated cervical cerclage? A systematic review and meta-analysis (Abstract). BJOG. 2023;130:4-129. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.17419
  • N Pilarski, J Hamer, R MAN, G Bhogal; V Hodgetts-Morton; R K Morris. The role of emergency cervical cerclage in the prevention of pregnancy loss: A systematic review and meta- analysis (Abstract). BJOG. 2023;130:4-129. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.17419
  • R MAN, V Hodgetts Morton, P Devani, RK Morris. Aspirin for preventing adverse outcomes in low risk nulliparous women with singleton pregnancies: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2021;262:105-112
  • V Hodgetts Morton, R MAN, V Stoll, L Hudsmith, C Fox, R K Morris.  Prognostic value of B-type natriuretic peptide in predicting adverse cardiac and pregnancy outcomes in pregnant women with heart disease: A systematic review (Abstract). Int J Cardiol Congenit Heart Dis. 2021;2:100039
  • ID Gallo, A Papadopoulou, R MAN, N Athanasopoulos, A Tobias, MJ Price, MJ Williams, V Diaz, J Pasquale, M Chamillard, M Widmer, Ö Tunçalp, GJ Hofmeyr, F Althabe, AM Gülmezoglu, JP Vogel, OT Oladapo, A Coomarasamy. Uterotonic agents for preventing postpartum haemorrhage: a network meta‐analysis. Cochrane Database Syst. Rev. 2018;(12):CD011689

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