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Research Biography

Dr Briley became a qualified midwife in 1983 having previously qualified as a nurse and worked on a trauma unit. She has worked on various single, multicentre, national and international clinical trials, with their results influencing midwifery and obstetric practice in improving outcomes for women and babies. 

Dr Briley joined the King’s Health Partners (King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust) research team in 1997, having worked as a midwife and sonographer since 1983 in a district general hospital. Since joining the research team Dr Briley has worked on a range of clinical trials and developed many collaborations locally, nationally and internationally. Her research has contributed to better care for women and their babies in a variety of settings. During this time she has also developed a multidisciplinary research team which is revered as one of the best within the UK. She became the Trust’s Research and Development Lead for Women’s Services in 2015 and in this role has supported many doctors and NMAPS in all aspects of trial development and delivery. 

In 2014 Dr Briley completed a PhD looking at the effects of pre-pregnancy, pregnancy acquired and intrapartum risk factors on blood loss during and after birth. Last year, a paper that Dr Briley co-authored won UK Research paper of the Year at the British Medical Journal Awards. The paper described the results of the BUMPES clinical trial. 

Among Dr Briley’s other areas of research are obesity in pregnancy, gestational diabetes, obstetric cholestasis, premature birth and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (including pre-eclampsia). She also works on improving products to train maternity staff and support safer births. Until recently Dr Briley was a Trustee of Maternity Worldwide, an organisation working to improve the reproductive health and status of women in low-income countries. 

In 2019 Dr Briley was presented with the Nightingale Midwife Award, honouring her outstanding contribution at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and beyond, and in 2018 received a Royal College of Midwives Fellowship for her outstanding leadership and contribution to research improving care for women and their families and improving the evidence base for midwives. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, King's College London

23 Sep 200922 Apr 2014

Award Date: 1 Oct 2014

Master of Science, King's College London

24 Jan 20012 Dec 2003

Award Date: 31 Mar 2003

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