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The NIHR funds and supports world-class experts in the field of reproductive health and childbirth. In addition, our experts in the NIHR Clinical Research Network (National Specialty Leads) can advise on delivering your reproductive health and childbirth study in the NHS.

Mr Nigel Simpson

Mr Nigel Simpson is the NIHR Clinical Research Network National Specialty Lead for Reproductive Health and Childbirth.

Mr Nigel Simpson is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust and Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds

He has a particular clinical and research interest in the causes and prevention of preterm birth. His work on the Reproduction and Perinatal Health Research Group at the University of Leeds focuses on unravelling the cellular mechanisms regulating normal and abnormal pregnancy, and the health and well-being of the newborn infant.


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