Making decisions about birth after caesarean


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Advisory Panel

Dr Alison Heawood
Lecturer in Primary Care, University of Bristol
Dr Allison Shorten
Research Co-ordinator, School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Indigenous Health, University of Wollongong
Dr Bryony Strachan
Consultant obstetrician, United Bristol Healthcare Trust
Dr Jane Weaver
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Research in Midwifery and Childbirth, Thames Valley University
Dr Roshni Patel
Specialist Registrar in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, United Bristol Healthcare Trust
Mervi Jokinen
Practice and Standards Development Officer, Royal College of Midwives
Mrs Julia Sanders
Consultant Midwife, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust
Dr Clare Thomas
Trial Co-ordinator for the DiAMOND study, University of Bristol
Ms Sandra Ryalls
Mother with experience of Caesarean and Vaginal Birth after Caesarean
Prof Deirdre Murphy
Professor of Obstetrics, University of Dublin
Prof Rona McCandlish
Epidemiologist in Maternal Health, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford

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Bristol University
BUPA foundation
Dundee University


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