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


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.

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.

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