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Em P Zarko Alfirevic MD, FRCOG

Professor of Fetal and Maternal Medicine / Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Clinical Affairs) Clinical Directorate Professional Services

    Research

    Research Interest 1

    Randomised trials and systematic reviews in perinatal medcine
    Preterm Labour
    Fetal Medicine
    High Risk Obstetrics

    Research Grants

    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

    Children Growing up in Liverpool (C-GULL)

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    October 2020 - September 2025

    Placental Growth Factor Led Management of SGA: A Feasibility Study (PLANES study)

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

    April 2019 - March 2021

    NIHR Cochrane Infrastructure funding for Pregnancy and Childbirth

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

    April 2020 - March 2025

    COPE The Carboprost or Oxytocin Postpartum haemorrhage Effectiveness Study

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

    September 2017 - August 2023

    Maternal and Perinatal Health Dynamic Guidelines

    WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION - WHO (SWITZERLAND)

    July 2018 - June 2020

    Evidence synthesis towards the implementation of the dynamic guideline process for WHO maternal health guidelines and the development of WHO guidelines on intrapartum care

    WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION - WHO (SWITZERLAND)

    July 2016 - June 2018

    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)

    April 2018 - March 2022

    Progesterone for preterm birth prevention: how to establish a Cochrane-affiliated individual patient data (IPD) repository

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

    December 2017 - May 2020

    WHO Nutrition - UNICEF breastfeeding guideline

    WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION - WHO (SWITZERLAND)

    May 2016 - September 2016

    Core Outcome Set for intervention trials in Postpartum Haemorrhage

    BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (BMA) (UK)

    September 2014 - August 2017

    RECAP (RandomisEd trial of Cerclage, Arabin pessary and vaginal Progesterone)

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

    December 2014 - September 2017

    North West Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Clinical Trials Network.

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

    April 2001 - July 2007

    NIHR Cochrane - NHS Engagement Award.

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

    July 2010 - November 2011

    Systematic review of early pregnancy screening tests for Down syndrome.

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

    September 2005 - July 2007

    Prospective Study of Current UK Management of Severe Primary Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) in Pregnancy

    THE ITP SUPPORT ASSOCIATION (UK)

    May 2013 - April 2017

    PHOENIX (HyPITAT-2)

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

    March 2014 - February 2020

    Cochrane Pregnancy & Childbirth Group

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

    May 2007 - July 2010

    Sonographic measurement of peristalsis in normal human fetal airway.

    CHILDRENS RESEARCH FUND (UK)

    August 2003 - September 2009

    Antenatal Care and Maternal Sepsis

    WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION - WHO (SWITZERLAND)

    August 2014 - September 2015

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

    MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

    March 2012 - March 2016

    Cochrane Programme of NHS-prioritised, centrally-managed, pregnancy and childbirth systematic reviews

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

    August 2010 - July 2013

    A randomised controlled trial of prednisolone for women with recurrent miscarriage and high levels of uNK cells in the endometrium.

    THE MOULTON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION (UK)

    August 2008 - December 2012

    Supporting the development of WHO Recommendations on Preterm Birth

    WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION - WHO (SWITZERLAND)

    December 2012 - July 2015

    Personalised medicine for pregnant women: novel metabolomic and proteomic biomarkers to detect pre-eclampsia and improve outcome. (IMproved Pregnancy Outcomes by Early Detection) IMPROvED

    EUROPEAN COMMISSION

    November 2012 - April 2018

    YEAR 1 Wellcome Trust ISSF Non-Clinical Fellowships

    WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

    October 2011 - May 2018

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

    GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN

    September 2014 - August 2019

    Which method is best for the induction of labour: A network meta-analysis and cost effectiveness review

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

    September 2013 - November 2014

    Harris Wow Centre for Preterm Birth research

    WELLBEING OF WOMEN (UK)

    April 2015 - September 2021

    A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Sildenafil Therapy In Dismal Prognosis Early-Onset Intrauterine Growth Restriction (STRIDER)

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

    March 2014 - December 2020

    The release trial: a randomised trial of umbilical vein oxytocin versus placebo for the treatment of retained placenta.

    THE WELLBEING TRUST (UK)

    November 2003 - June 2009

    NIHR Programme of centrally-managed pregnancy and childbirth systematic reviews of priority to the NHS and users of the NHS

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

    July 2014 - October 2017