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Jenny Carter qualified as a midwife in 1998 and has worked in the Department of Women and Children's Health, King’s Health Partners, since 2003, supporting and leading high quality trials and clinical studies in maternity care. Most recently focusing on preterm birth and the award-winning St Thomas’ Preterm Surveillance Clinic, she established a novel preterm birth studies patient and public involvement panel, and is a founder member of the UK Preterm Clinical Network (UKPCN). She is leading on the development and instigation of the internet based PCN database, where preterm clinics can collect clinical data such as risk factors, surveillance methods, interventions and outcomes, in a standardized and systematic way for local audit and much larger retrospective cohort studies. She is a member of the RCOG Preterm Birth Clinical Study Group, UK Trial Managers Network and an expert advisor for the NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme. She recently completed a PhD, supported by an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship, focusing on risk assessment and care of women with symptoms of threatened preterm labour.