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Hannah Rayment-Jones

Dr Hannah Rayment-Jones

NIHR Advanced Research Fellow


Dr Hannah Rayment-Jones is a midwife and Advanced NIHR Research Fellow in the Department of Women and Children’s Health at King’s. She has worked in a range of clinical midwifery and obstetric settings, including the provision of continuity of care for women with social risk factors.

Her research focuses on maternal and child health inequalities and has been largely informed by her clinical experience and strong interest in equity and social justice. Hannah’s NIHR funded PhD explored how maternity care can improve clinical outcomes and experiences for women with low socio-economic status and social risk factors. Following this she completed a NIHR enhancement award, focusing her development on health data science with an aim to improve the reporting and recording of ethnicity and socioeconomic status in maternity care.

With expertise is realist evaluation, Hannah has also worked on the national evaluation of the Maternal Mental Health Services (ESMI III), and the development of ‘Hope Boxes’; an intervention to support women who are separated from their babies at birth due to safeguarding concerns. She is committed to ensuring the patient voice is heard in all her research endeavours and provides expertise in working collaboratively and sensitively with underserved groups. Her current advanced NIHR fellowship focuses on the long-term health and social outcomes of women and children with no recourse to public funds and irregular migrant status.

She is working alongside lived experience groups, migration experts, policy makers and charities including Maternity Action and Birth Companions. This programme of research will result in an enhanced evidence-base of the impact of current migration policy and the NHS charging programme on women and children’s health and wellbeing, policy recommendations and professional guidance to improve inequalities.