Dr Amie Wilson PhD, BSc (hons), RM

Dr Amie Wilson

Institute of Applied Health Research
Research Fellow in Global Maternal Health

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Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Amie Wilson is a Research Fellow in Global Maternal Health and Midwife. Amie has real passion for improving care for women in resource limited settings. Amie’s PhD examined interventions to reduce maternal death in low-and-middle income countries (supervised by Professor Arri Coomarasamy and Professor Christine MacArthur). Amie’s work in evidence synthesis has achieved publications in the Lancet and British Medical Journal, and featured in World Health Organisation guidelines.

Amie has continued with her work aiming to improve outcomes for mothers and babies around the world, through clinical research in low-and-middle income countries. Amie worked with Professor Arri Coomarasamy and Professor David Lissauer (Malawi‐Liverpool‐Wellcome Trust) on the AIMS trial (Antibiotics in Miscarriage Surgery) that included over 3400 women from Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Pakistan, in an international, randomised controlled trial (published in New England Journal of Medicine). Amie is leading a Cochrane review on Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Miscarriage Surgery. Amie has worked for the World Health Organisation as a consultant, exploring the views and experiences of midwifery educators across the world, to better understand what action WHO and global partners, should take to improve quality midwifery education.

Amie is currently working with Professor Katie Morris and Professor Ioannis Gallos, comparing the evidence on medicines given to women to delay the birth of babies at risk of being born premature, to see which medicines are effective but also well-tolerated by women. This has been prioritised by the World Health Organisation and will support international guidelines on preterm birth.


  • PhD Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Birmingham, 2013
  • Registered Midwife NMC 2006
  • BSc (hons) Midwifery, Birmingham City University, 2006

Other activities

Amie has been a registered Midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery Council since 2006.

Amie was a trustee of Maternal Health Charity 'Ammalife' (UK Registered Charity 11202236) for 13 years, only recently resigning to bring ‘new life’ to the organisation.


Recent publications


Rickard, F, Lu , F, Gustafsson , L, MacArthur, C, Cummins, C, Coker, I, Wilson, A, Mane, K, Manneh, K & Manaseki-Holland, S 2022, 'Clinical handover communication at maternity shift changes and women's safety in Banjul, The Gambia: a mixed-methods study', BMC pregnancy and childbirth. <http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcpregnancychildbirth/>

Gooden, T, Gustafsson , L, Lu , F, Rickard, F, Sitch, A, Cummins, C, Manneh, K, Wilson, A, MacArthur, C & Manaseki-Holland, S 2021, 'Facilitating better postnatal care with women-held documents in The Gambia: a mixed-methods study', BMC pregnancy and childbirth, vol. 21, no. 1, 479. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-021-03902-6

Cheshire, J, Jones, L, Munthali, L, Kamphinga, C, Liyaya, H, Phiri, T, Parry‐Smith, W, Dunlop, C, Makwenda, C, Devall, AJ, Tobias, A, Nambiar, B, Merriel, A, Williams, H, Gallos, I, Wilson, A, Coomarasamy, A & Lissauer, D 2021, 'The FAST‐M complex intervention for the detection and management of maternal sepsis in low‐resource settings: a multi‐site evaluation', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.16658

Wilson, A, Hodgetts-Morton, VA, Marson, EJ, Markland, AD, Larkai, E, Papadopoulou, A, Coomarasamy, A, Tobias, A, Chou, D, Oladapo, OT, Price, MJ, Morris, K & Gallos, ID 2021, 'Tocolytics for delaying preterm birth: a network meta-analysis', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2021, no. 4, CD014978. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD014978

Gustafsson , L, Lu , F, Rickard, F, MacArthur, C, Cummins, C, Coker, I, Mane, K, Manneh, K, Wilson, A & Manaseki-Holland, S 2020, 'The content and completeness of women-held maternity documents before admission for labour: a mixed methods study in Banjul, The Gambia', PLoSONE, vol. 15, no. 3, e0230063. https://doi.org/0.1371/journal.pone.0230063

Goranitis, I, Lissauer, D, Coomarasamy, A, Wilson, A, Daniels, J, Middleton, L, Bishop, J, Hewitt, C, Weeks, AD, Mhango, C, Mataya, R, Ahmed, I, Oladapo, OT, Zamora, J & Roberts, T 2019, 'Antibiotic prophylaxis in the surgical management of miscarriage in low-income countries: a cost-effectiveness analysis of the AIMS trial', Lancet Global Health, vol. 7, no. 9, pp. e1280-e1286. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(19)30336-5

Morton, VA, Hewitt, C, Wilson, A, Farmer, N, Weckesser, A, Dixon, E, Brocklehurst, P, Hardy, P & Morris, RK 2019, 'Vaginal preparation with chlorhexidine at cesarean section to reduce endometritis and prevent sepsis: a randomized pilot trial (preps)', Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica. https://doi.org/10.1111/aogs.13737

Weckesser, A, Farmer, N, Dam, R, Wilson, A, Morton, VH & Morris, RK 2019, 'Women's perspectives on caesarean section recovery, infection and the PREPS trial: a qualitative pilot study', BMC pregnancy and childbirth, vol. 19, no. 1, 245. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-019-2402-8

Lissauer, D, Wilson, A, Daniels, J, Middleton, L, Bishop, J, Hewitt, C, Merriel, A, Weeks, A, Mhango, C, Mataya, R, Taulo, F, Ngalawesa, T, Chirwa, A, Mphasa, C, Tambala, T, Chiudzu, G, Mwalwanda, C, Mboma, A, Qureshi, R, Ahmed, I, Ismail, H, Gulmezoglu, M, Oladapo, OT, Mbaruku, G, Chibwana, J, Watts, G, Simon, B, Ditai, J, Tom, CO, Acam, J, Ekunait, J, Uniza, H, Iyaku, M, Anyango, M, Zamora, J, Roberts, T, Goranitis, I, Desmond, N & Coomarasamy, A 2018, 'Prophylactic antibiotics to reduce pelvic infection in women having miscarriage surgery – The AIMS (Antibiotics in Miscarriage Surgery) trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial', Trials, vol. 19, 245. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2598-3

Abdu, M, Wilson, A, Mhango, C, Taki, F, Coomarasamy, A & Lissauer, D 2018, 'Resource availability for the management of maternal sepsis in Malawi, other low-income countries, and lower-middle-income countries', International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, vol. 140, no. 2, pp. 175-183. https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.12350

Bell, C, Hughes, L, Akister, T, Ramkhelawon, V, Wilson, A & Lissauer, D 2018, 'What is the result of vaginal cleansing with chlorhexidine during labour on maternal and neonatal infections? A systematic review of randomised trials with meta-analysis', BMC pregnancy and childbirth, vol. 18, 139. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-018-1754-9

Wilson, A, Truchanowicz, E, Elmoghazy, D, MacArthur, C & Coomarasamy, A 2016, 'Symphysiotomy for obstructed labour: a systematic review and meta-analysis', BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.14040

Wilson, A, Nirantharakumar, K, Truchanowicz, E, Surenthirakumaran, R, MacArthur, C & Coomarasamy, A 2015, 'Motivational interviews to improve contraceptive use in populations at high risk of unintended pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analysis', European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, vol. 191, pp. 72-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2015.05.010

Hillman, S, Skelton, J, Quinlan-Jones, E, Wilson, A & Kilby, MD 2013, '"If it helps …" the use of microarray technology in prenatal testing: Patient and partners reflections', American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajmg.a.35981

Review article

Merriel, A, Wilson, A, Decker, E, Hussein, J, Larkin, M, Barnard, K, O'Dair, M, Costello, A, Malata, A & Coomarasamy, A 2022, 'Systematic review and narrative synthesis of the impact of Appreciative Inquiry in healthcare', BMJ open quality, vol. 11, no. 2, e001911. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjoq-2022-001911

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