Ms Eleanor Thomas MSc MBPsS

Ms Eleanor Thomas

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research
PhD student

Contact details

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research
College of Medical & Dental Sciences
4th Floor East
ITM, Heritage Building
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH

Eleanor Thomas joined the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research at the University of Birmingham in 2019, and is working towards her PhD in Global Women’s Health research. The focus of her PhD is the detection and management of postpartum haemorrhage following vaginal birth. Her academic supervisors are Professor Ioannis Gallos, Professor Annie Topping, Professor Arri Coomarasamy and Dr Adam Devall.

Eleanor’s PhD research explores healthcare professionals’ behaviours relating to the detection and management of postpartum haemorrhage, the most common form of obstetric haemorrhage, or bleeding after the birth of a baby. Through this work she aims to identify barriers and opportunities to help reduce the occurrence of postpartum haemorrhage, and save women’s and babies’ lives.

Her work fits within the body of work of the E-MOTIVE trial, a multi-country, parallel cluster randomised trial with a baseline control phase, along with mixed-methods and health economic evaluations. The E-MOTIVE trial is exploring the effects of early detection and first-response management of postpartum haemorrhage with a bundle of care in low resource countries.


  • MSc in Health Psychology, Coventry University, 2018
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology, University of Exeter, 2016
  • Graduate member of the British Psychological Society 


Eleanor completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Exeter, before moving on to complete a Masters degree in Health Psychology at Coventry University. During this time she was nominated for the British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology Outstanding MSc Thesis award.

Eleanor has an interest in all aspects of behaviour, and behaviour change, and has assisted on projects relating to perceptions of justice, children’s eating behaviours, and conspiracy theories prior to moving to her current field of global women’s health research.



Jolley D, Douglas KM, Skipper Y, Thomas E, and Cookson D. Measuring adolescents’ beliefs in conspiracy theories: Development and validation of the Adolescent Conspiracy Beliefs Questionnaire (ACBQ). British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 2021 Jan 18.

Akter S, Lorencatto F, Forbes G, Miller S, Althabe F, Coomarasamy A, Gallos ID, Oladapo OT, Vogel JP, Thomas E, and Bohren MA. Perceptions and experiences of the prevention, identification and management of postpartum haemorrhage: a qualitative evidence synthesis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2020(12).

Smith WR, Papadopoulou A, Thomas E, Tobias A, Price MJ, Meher S, Alfirevic Z, Weeks AD, Hofmeyr GJ, Gülmezoglu AM, and Widmer M. Uterotonic agents for first‐line treatment of postpartum haemorrhage: a network meta‐analysis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2020(11).

Sharps MA, Thomas E, and Blissett JM. Using pictorial nudges of fruit and vegetables on tableware to increase children's fruit and vegetable consumption. Appetite. 2020 Jan 1;144:104457.