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Yvonne Kenworthy

Lead Research Midwife

As the Lead Research Midwife for CCRF I have responsibility for all midwifery related research within the facility.  Research into ways to prevent cardiovascular disease is a key component of activity within CCRF, this includes a major stream of work focussed on pregnancy complications such as preeclampsia and preterm birth.

I currently work on a variety of projects including Trial of Exercise to Prevent Hypertension in Adults (TEPHRA) and on a collaborative project with Nuffield Department of Obstetrics (NDOG) involving participants from pre-pregnancy through to the neonatal period (OxWATCH). After completion of a randomised controlled trial investigating the use of a smart phone-based blood glucose management system ‘Trial of Remote Evaluation & Treatment of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus’ (TREAT GDm) I am working on a follow up project to enhance the clinical care for women with gestational diabetes.

I run the Patient Participant Involvement (PPI) group for the facility. This involves inviting previous participants and members of the public to be involved at the ideas stage of our future research.