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Katherine Tucker

PhD


Senior Researcher

  • Academic Research Fellow Lead for the Nuffield Department of Primary Care
  • CLAHRC Training Lead

I have over 15 years’ experience of working in academic research relating to different strands of human health. My expertise is in cardiovascular pathology and diagnosis.

I joined the Department in December 2011 to work with Professor Richard McManus on a new study examining the use of self-monitoring of blood pressure in pregnancy. The aim of this study is the earlier detection of gestational hypertensive disorders such as pre-eclampsia. If shown to be successful this work could have a significant impact on maternal morbidity and mortality and could benefit many women in the UK and worldwide. I am responsible for the set up and day to day management of this pilot study which is currently in follow up.

I have received NSPCR funding for a feasibility study of proteinuria self-testing in higher risk pregnancy and this is currently in follow up. Further to this I am involved in a systematic review and individual patient data analysis of the literature on self-monitoring in pregnancy and development of new research directions in this area.

I collaborate with the Nuffield department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology bringing together expertise in reproductive science, cardiovascular biology and clinical trials. This is an exciting developing area that I hope will continue to develop and become a productive collaboration between basic science and clinical research.

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