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Professor Andrew Weeks MB ChB MD FRCOG

Professor of International Maternal Health Women's & Children's Health

Research

Global Maternal Health

I have a special interest in maternal mortality in the developing world, clinical trials, the management of labour and delivery, and misoprostol use. Between 2000 and 2002 I worked as a visiting clinical lecturer in obstetrics at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda researching low technology methods for reducing maternal mortality. This included misoprostol for incomplete miscarriage and umbilical oxytocin injection for retained placenta.

Postpartum haemorrhage

Misoprostol

Research Grants

PhD Helen Maver

LIVERPOOL WOMENS HOSP CHAR FUND (UK)

October 2019 - September 2020

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR), LCCG - LIVERPOOL CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP (UK)

October 2019 - September 2024

A randomized trial comparing oral misoprostol alone with oral misoprostol followed by oxytocin in women induced for hypertension of pregnancy (MOLI study)

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC), UK RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (UKRI) (UK)

April 2018 - March 2022

A cluster randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of household alcohol-based handrub for the prevention of sepsis, diarrhoea and pneumonia in Ugandan infants (Babygel)

EDCTP (NETHERLANDS)

February 2019 - January 2024

COPE The Carboprost or Oxytocin Postpartum haemorrhage Effectiveness Study

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

September 2017 - August 2023

Preventing Post Traumatic stress Disorder: the Stress and Wellbeing after Childbirth Study (STRAWB).

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

November 2016 - September 2019

The postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) Butterfly: clinical testing and commercial development

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE (UK) (DOH/DHSC/NIHR)

April 2016 - March 2020

Fear of Childbirth: Developing an evidence-based, usable and acceptable tool for UK maternity services’ (FOCUS).

LCCG - LIVERPOOL CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP (UK)

March 2016 - August 2017

Exploring the aetiology and treatment of postpartum haemorrhage and retained placenta.

GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN

September 2014 - August 2019

Induction of labour in pre-eclamptic women: a randomised trial comparing balloon catheter with oral misoprostol.

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

March 2012 - March 2016

The AIMS (Antibiotics In Miscarriage Surgery) Trial

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

September 2013 - August 2017