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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 am currently working with both national and international groups including the RCOG and NHS England to develop guidelines for the diagnosis and management of AIP and am also the UK representative and Secretary to the European Working Group on AIP.


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

International Fellowships and Research Awards

(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 Secretary to the European Working Group on Abnormally Invasive placenta (EW-AIP)
  • Associate Editor BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • 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

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