Dr Lucy Chappell
Clinical Senior Lecturer in Maternal & Fetal Medicine and Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics
Maternal and Fetal Research Unit
Division of Women's Health
10th Floor, North Wing St Thomas' Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7188 3630
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7620 1227
Lucy Chappell was appointed Clinical Senior Lecturer in Maternal and Fetal Medicine following her successful award in the HEFCE-NHS national competition for Senior Lectureships in 2007.
She graduated in 1992 from University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and undertook her PhD with Professor Lucilla Poston in the field of prevention of pre-eclampsia (awarded 2000). She did subspecialty training in maternal and fetal medicine at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital with Professor Nick Fisk (completed 2007) before returning as Chadburn Lecturer at King’s College London. She was awarded Distinction in both the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Academic Practice (King’s Learning Institute) and won a Highly Commended Prize, King’s College Higher Education Research Network in 2010 for her teaching work. She is an editorial adviser to the BMJ and an editor at PloS Medicine.
Her current research projects include:
Urinary proteomics in the prediction and diagnosis of pre-eclampsia
Prediction of pre-eclampsia in high and low risk women
Discriminatory diagnostic tests for pre-eclampsia in pregnant hypertensive women
Ursodeoxycholic acid for women with obstetric cholestasis
She recently helped secure £250,000 from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity for the MAking Pregnancy Safer (MAPS) study: development of screening tests to predict pre-eclampsia and was a co-applicant (with Professors Thornton and Williamson) on PITCH: Pregnancy Intervention Trial in Cholestasis, which secured £170,000 from the Research for Patient Benefit stream at the NIHR. Dr Hiten Mistry (post-doctoral researcher) and Kate Bramham (PhD student) work with her on the urinary proteomics project. Dr Suzy Duckworth is working with her on the diagnostic tests for pre-eclampsia project.
Dr Kate Bramham: (firstname.lastname@example.org): Supervisors: Dr Lucy Chappell, Professor Lucilla Poston
Understanding, Predicting and Diagnosing Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Chronic Hypertension (2010 - 2013)
Funded by National Institute for Health Research: Doctoral Fellowship: £217,000
Please contact me if you would like a reprint of any paper that is not on open access publishing.
Chappell LC, Williamson C. Liver: Links between hepatobiliary diseases in and beyond pregnancy. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013. [Epub ahead of print]
Chappell LC, Calderwood C, Kenyon S, Draper ES, Knight M. Understanding patterns in maternity care in the NHS and getting it right. BMJ. 2013;346:f2812
Bramham K, Nelson-Piercy C, Brown MJ, Chappell LC.Postpartum management of hypertension. BMJ. 2013;346:f894.
Chappell LC, Gurung V, Seed PT, Chambers J, Williamson C, Thornton JG; PITCH Study Consortium. Ursodeoxycholic acid versus placebo, and early term delivery versus expectant management, in women with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy: semifactorial randomised clinical trial. BMJ. 2012;344:e3799.