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  Law enforcement and dispute resolution following pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work in the UK: experiences of pregnant workers and new mothers
  Prof G James
Applications accepted all year round
It is estimated that 77% of working mothers in the UK have a negative or possibly discriminatory experience during pregnancy, maternity or when returning to work and that annually as many as 54,000 mothers feel forced to leave their jobs as a result of such behaviour (EHRC/BIS, 2016).
  Impact of intermittent maternal fasting on placental calcium transport and fetal skeletal development
  Dr J Glazier, Dr N Ashton
Applications accepted all year round
Many pregnant women fast during the holy month of Ramadan despite being exempt. As the fetus relies upon the mother for its supply of nutrients, fasting is likely to affect development of the fetus.
  Impact of maternal intermittent fasting on cognitive development
  Dr N Ashton, Prof J Neill
Applications accepted all year round
Many pregnant Muslim women take part in the daily fast during the month of Ramadan, even though they are exempt. The long term effects on the child are not fully known; however an association between exposure to fasting in utero and an increased incidence of mental impairment in children has been shown.
  MRC Precision Medicine DTP: Blood flow and solute transport in human placental vascular networks: an in silico approach to characterizing pregnancy pathologies
  Research Group: Centre for Medical Informatics
  Dr M Bernabeu, Dr T Krueger
Application Deadline: 8 April 2019
Background. The human placenta performs diverse functions later taken on by several different organs. In particular, it mediates the exchange of vital solutes, including respiratory gases and nutrients, between the mother and the developing fetus.
  Impact of maternal intermittent fasting on the development of metabolic disease in the offspring
  Dr N Ashton, Dr J Glazier
Applications accepted all year round
Pregnant Muslim women are exempt from the daily fast during the month of Ramadan; however many choose participate, wanting to share this experience with their families.
  Core outcome set development for studies comparing a plan for vaginal birth with a plan for caesarean birth in term pregnancies
  Dr M Black, Dr K Gillies
Application Deadline: 22 March 2019
Maternal choice to give birth by caesarean section is now a recognised phenomenon globally, is approved by UK authoritative bodies and is supported by UK law on informed consent in healthcare.
  Health Opportunity for Patient Empowerment in Gestational Diabetes (HOPE-GDM)
  Research Group: Chemistry and Biosciences
  Prof A M Graham, Prof R Qahwaji, Prof A Locke
Applications accepted all year round
Gestational Diabetes is a temporary condition diagnosed at 24-28 weeks gestation, where the body is unable to maintain normal blood glucose levels due to insulin resistance during pregnancy.
  New nutritional strategies for the treatment and management of gestational diabetes
  Dr M Campbell
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) affects an estimated 8-20% of pregnant women, making it one of the most common medical complications in pregnancy.
  Therapeutic interventions to reverse fetoplacental vascular dysregulation and anatomical changes in fetal growth restriction
  Dr P Brownbill, Dr S Greenwood
Applications accepted all year round
Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a serious pregnancy complication, which affects 3-8% of pregnancies and is associated with a significant increase in perinatal…
  Individual participant data meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials comparing elective freezing of embryos followed by thawed frozen embryo transfer versus fresh embryo transfer in in-vitro fertilisation
  Dr D McLernon, Dr A Maheshwari
Application Deadline: 22 March 2019
Background to the project. During in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), women are treated with hormone injections so that their ovaries can produce multiple eggs.
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