Understanding and improving the communication of risk relating to pregnancy
Director of External Affairs, British Pregnancy Advisory ServiceClare Murphy is Director of External Affairs at the British Pregnancy Advisory Service. Clare runs the communications department at bpas, which is responsible for the charity’s advocacy, campaigns, media work, and education programmes. She is also a board member of the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ECEC), which works to expand knowledge about and access to EC within the European region. Before joining bpas in 2010 Clare worked for the BBC as a health and science journalist, with a particular interest in women’s health.
Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff UniversityHeather’s research focuses on public health policy in relation to parenthood. Her methodological interests include participatory methods, realist synthesis, intervention development and process evaluation. Her substantive focus is infant feeding policy, public health message communication, and peer support intervention.
Professor of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery, Cardiff UniversityPrior to her current appointment Julia was a Consultant Midwife in Cardiff and for 10 years ran the ‘Birth Choices’ clinics for women to discuss and plan their antenatal and labour care. She has plenty of experience of caring for women who have declined recommended care and is aware of challenges in balancing the views of individual women toward risk with professional responsibilities to provide information on risks in pregnancy. Julia has a Masters degree in Public Health, a Masters degree in Medical Law, and extensive experience in the management of large and complex pregnancy related research studies.
Research and Engagement Officer, British Pregnancy Advisory ServiceRebecca Blaylock is Research and Engagement Officer at bpas. She has a Master’s in Public Health from Imperial College London, and an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. Rebecca has held several roles across community engagement and widening participation. She is passionate about a rights-based approach to all aspects of sexual and reproductive health.
The following partners supported the WRISK team on the funding proposal and form the project oversight committee: Dame Cathy Warwick; Rebecca Brione, Birthrights; Jane Fisher, Antenatal Results and Choices; Caitlin Dean, Pregnancy Sickness Support; Sarah McMullen, NCT; Irene Peterson, University College London; Amber Marshall, Big Birthas; Elselijn Kigma, Southampton University; and Julie Bishop, Public Health Wales.