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Alex Fry

Research Midwife

  • PI group: Prof Hannan

I qualified as a Midwife in 2013 and took my first position as a Midwife at lewisham Hospital, mainly working in delivering low risk intrapartum care. I then started my first role as a research midwife in 2018 at St Thomas' Hospital within the preterm birth clinic. I worked across the portfolio of studies but mainly in preterm birth research. From here, I took the role of senior research midwife at University College London Hospitals in 2020 working on research delivery in fetal medicine and preterm birth studies. 

I am absolutely delighted to have started this next chapter within the department as a research midwife working with the team at the Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Oxford Centre for the Endocrinology of Human Lactation.

 Much of my current work is on the delivery of the INSIGHT study. INSIGHT aims to better understand how hormone levels interact with breast milk production at the onset of lactation. This information aims to provide a better understanding of why some mothers experience difficulties with sufficient milk supply. 

It is an absolute privilege to work so closely with research teams delivering the body of evidence to inform clinical practice, and improve health outcomes. I am regularly humbled by women and birthing people who take the time to participate in our research studies, during what is often a profound moment in their lives.