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 Dr 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.