Dr Lucy Higgins has been appointed to an NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship working at the Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre, University of Manchester. After graduation from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2006, she commenced the clinical academic training programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology winning the RCOG Prize Medal in 2011. In 2015 she completed her PhD thesis on antenatal identification of placenta dysfunction in pregnancies complicated by reduced fetal movement, with a primary research interest in identification of late onset fetal growth restriction and associated placental pathologies using third trimester ultrasound.
Dr Lucy Higgins is an early career researcher in Obstetrics who has completed an individual Research Training Fellowship from Action Medical Research with seven first author peer-reviewed original research publications, two peer-reviewed review article and three book chapters published. After two years working clinically in the North West Region she has returned to work alongside Dr Edward Johnstone, Dr Alexander Heazell and the midwifery team led by Suzanne Thomas in the Manchester Placenta Clinic and Rainbow Clinics.
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