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Sally Collins

Sally Collins


I am a Consultant Obstetrician subspecialising in Fetal Medicine and abnormally adherent and invasive placenta. I graduated in Clinical Medicine from the University of Oxford and trained within the Oxford Deanery. During my training I completed a Doctorate in Obstetric Ultrasound here in the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

I have a weekly high risk obstetrics ante-natal clinic at the Horton Hospital in Banbury and also lead the FMU Placenta Clinic. This clinic provides a tertiary referral service to the Thames Valley region for abnormally invasive placenta (AIP).

I co-authored both national (RCOG) and international (FIGO) guidelines for the diagnosis and management of AIP and am the lead author on the IS-AIP evidence based guideline for intra-partum management of AIP. I am also working with NHS England to develop a national network for the improved management of AIP. I represent the UK  to and am Vice Chair of the International Society for AIP (IS-AIP).


Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2nd & 3rd Editions). Editors: Collins S, Arulkumaran S, Jackson S, Impey L. Oxford University Press.

Oxford Specialist Handbook of Maternal Medicine. Editors: Frise C & Collins S. (In Press) Oxford University Press.

Oxford Subspecialty Handbooks in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Series Editor. Oxford University Press. Commissioned. 

A Comprehensive Guide to Abnormally Invasive Placentation. Editors: Al-Khan A, Collins S, Alvarez M. Oxford University Press. Commissioned. 

Sally Collins


Associate Professor

  • Consultant Obstetrician and Sub-specialist in Feto-Maternal Medicine
  • Principal Investigator NIH Human Placenta Project (U01HD087209)
  • Clinical Lead FMU Placenta Clinic

International Fellowships and Research Awards

(2018) International Federation of Placental Associations (IFPA), Tokyo, Japan

Andree Gruslin Award

(2016) Seelye Fellowship, University of Auckland, New Zealand

(2015) 17th Annual Meeting British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society, London

Best platform poster - Pregnancy Outcome

(2014) British Medical Association Book Awards, London

Highly Commended (Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2nd Edition)

(2012) 22nd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Copenhagen, Denmark

Best short oral presentation - Maternal-Fetal Doppler

(2011) International Federation of Placental Associations (IFPA), Geilo, Norway

Trophoblast Research Award

Other roles

  • UK representative and Vice Chairman to the International Society for Abnormally Invasive placenta (IS-AIP)
  • Associate Editor Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
  • Internal Speciality Advisor (examiner) for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Finals, Oxford University Clinical Medical School
  • Lecturer and practical demonstrator on Placental Anatomy (Pre-clinical and Graduate entry courses, Oxford University)
  • MOET and POET course instructor

International Collaborators

Hackensack University Medical Center

Dr Stacy Zamudio & Dr Abdulla Al-Khan

University of New South Wales

Prof Alec Welsh & Dr Gordon Stevenson

University College London

Prof Eric Jauniaux 

University of Auckland

Dr Alys Clark & Dr Jo James

Recent publications

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