Ms Eleanor Molloy BSc. (Hons), Dip. HE., MSc.

Eleanor Molloy

Institute of Applied Health Research
Qualitative Research Fellow

Contact details

Murray Learning Centre
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

El is a qualitative Research Fellow who focuses on experiences of healthcare alongside other interests.

She is currently working on an evaluation of the NIHR Associate Principle Investigator (API) Scheme.  The qualitative element of this evaluation will explore the experiences of participation in the scheme of a variety of stakeholder. These include the API participant, local PIs and CIs of the research trials involved and other staff across the NIHR Clinical Trials network involved in delivery and participation in the API Scheme. 

El is also named on the successful grant application for the Dept for Education Triennial Serious Case Reviews report (2017-2019). She is working on the in depth qualitative analysis as part of a joint collaboration between University of Birmingham and University of East Anglia.

El has particular interests in gender and sexual diversity, access to healthcare, perinatal mental health, birth trauma and infant feeding.


  • MSc Child Health University of Warwick, 2016
  • Dipl HE (Breastfeeding) Counselling, University of Bedfordshire, 2011
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Biology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2001

Other activities

  • Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology – Early Career Research Group Committee member (2019 – present)
  • Service User Representative/NCT Representative – Coventry and Warwickshire Maternity Voices Partnership (formerly Maternity Service Liaison Committee) (2010 – present)


Recent publications


Hallett, N, Christie, C, Docherty-Smith, J, Welborn, H, Wright, H, Molloy, E, Chandan, J, Croxford, S, Taylor, J & Bradbury-Jones, C 2023, 'Healthcare interventions for sex workers: protocol for a scoping review', BMJ open, vol. 13, no. 8, e074983.

Taylor, J, Dickens, J, Garstang, J, Cook, L, Hallett, N & Molloy, E 2023, 'Tackling the ‘normalisation of neglect’: Messages from child protection reviews in England', Child Abuse Review.

Molloy, E, Pilarski, N, Morris, RK, Morton, V & Jones, L 2022, 'The acceptability of emergency cervical cerclage within a randomised controlled trial for cervical dilatation with exposed membranes at 16-27 + 6 weeks gestation: Findings from a qualitative process evaluation of the C-STICH2 pilot trial', European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, vol. 279, pp. 27-39.

Hodgetts-Morton, V, Hewitt, CA, Jones, L, Leighton, L, Pilarski, N, Molloy, E, Hinshaw, K, Norman, J, Waugh, J, Stock, S, Thornton, J, Toozs-Hobson, P, Johnston, T, Coomarasamy, A, Thangaratinam, S, Mol, B, Pajkrt, E, Marlow, N, Roberts, T, Middleton, L, Brocklehurst, P & Morris, K 2021, 'C-STICH2: emergency cervical cerclage to prevent miscarriage and preterm birth-study protocol for a randomised controlled trial', Trials, vol. 22, no. 1, 529.

Molloy, E, Biggerstaff, DL & Sidebotham, P 2020, 'A phenomenological exploration of parenting after birth trauma: Mothers perceptions of the first year', Women and Birth, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 278-287.

Bradbury-Jones, C, Molloy, E, Clark, M & Ward, N 2019, 'Gender, sexual diversity and professional practice learning: findings from a systematic search and review', Studies in Higher Education.

Hassenberg, K, Idler, C, Molloy, E, Geyer, M, Plöchl, M & Barnes, J 2007, 'Use of ozone in a lettuce-washing process: An industrial trial', Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, vol. 87, no. 5, pp. 914-919.

Molloy, E, Hassenberg, K, Plochl, M, Idler, C, Geyer, M & Barnes, J 2003, 'Use of ozonated washing water for the surface decontamination of perishable produce', Acta Horticulturae.

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