Sands supports the Stillbirth Clinical Studies Group – a group of clinicians and scientists who meet twice a year to discuss research focusing on stillbirth. The aim is to share expertise and knowledge and help those working in this area to design and carry out good-quality research that provides useful results.

The current Group members are listed below. The Group is chaired by Dr Sarah Stock, University of Edinburgh, and meets at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London.

If you are a researcher and have a study you would like to discuss or propose, please email Dr Sarah Stock c/o at least 2 weeks before the next Group meeting.

Stillbirth Clinical Studies Group

Dr Sarah Stock (Chair), Senior Clinical Lecturer in Maternal and Fetal Health and Honorary Consultant and Subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh

Professor Gordon Smith, Consultant Obstetrician and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cambridge University

Professor Neil Sebire, Consultant Paediatric and Perinatal Pathologist and Professor of Paediatric and Developmental Pathology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Institute of Child Health

Professor David Cromwell, Senior Lecturer, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Methodologist for the Office of Research and Clinical Audit, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Professor Basky Thilaganathan, Consultant Obstetrician and Professor of Fetal Medicine, St George’s Hospital, University of London

Professor Steve Charnock-Jones, Professor of Reproductive Biology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Cambridge

Professor Jim Thornton, Consultant Obstetrician and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Nottingham

Dr Julia Sanders, Reader in Midwifery/ Consultant Midwife, School of Healthcare Sciences, University of Cardiff

Professor Peter Brocklehurst, Professor of Women’s Health and Director of the Birmingham Clinic Trials Unit, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham

Dr Alyson Hunter, Consultant Obstetrician, The Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital, Belfast

Professor Alexander Heazell, Consultant Obstetrician and Lecturer in Obstetrics, University of Manchester

Professor Jane Sandall, Professor of Women’s Health, King’s College London

Dr Dimitrios Siassakos, Consultant Obstetrician, Southmead Hospital, Bristol

Dr Tracey Mills, Lecturer in Midwifery, University of Manchester

Janet Scott, Research and Prevention Lead, Sands

Minutes from Group meetings