Dr Louise Webster PhD MRCOG FHEA
Honorary Clinical Lecturer
Dr Louise Webster is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at King's College London and a Consultant Obstetrician at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. She is also the Clinical Director of the London Maternity Clinical Network and Chair of the Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality working group.
Her PhD evaluated mechanism and treatment in women with chronic hypertension in pregnancy to assess factors contributing to adverse maternal and perinatal outcome. This included an award-winning paper Webster and colleagues ‘Labetalol versus nifedipine as antihypertensive treatment for chronic hypertension in pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial’ Hypertension 2017 Nov;70(5):915-22 and a cohort study including over 4000 women with chronic hypertension in pregnancy which demonstrated that Black women (compared to White women) were over 5 times more likely to have a stillbirth and at more than 2 times the risk of their baby being below the 3rd birthweight centile (Webster and colleagues ‘The impact of ethnicity on adverse perinatal outcome in women with chronic hypertension: a cohort study’ Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2018 Oct 14).
She is passionate about implementing evidence-based practice to improve maternal and perinatal outcome through a holistic and individualised approach to maternity care. Her ongoing research interests lie in the field of maternal medicine.