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Global Maternal Health

Project Description

This PhD would be based within the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Maternal Health, within the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research at the University of Birmingham. The research portfolio of this team encompasses the current key challenges in global maternal health, with a particular focus on maternal sepsis and post-partum haemorrhage research.

The project would include gaining expertise in evidence synthesis, meta-analysis, clinical trials, and implementation science.

Person Specification
Applicants should have a strong background in maternal health. This may include clinically qualified applicants, or those with an appropriate science/epidemiology background They should have a commitment to improving global maternal health through high quality research and hold or realistically expect to obtain at least an Upper Second Class Honours Degree in a relevant subject.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr David Lissauer, email

To be considered for this studentship, please send the following documents to Viktorija Ziabliceva, email :

• A detailed CV, including your nationality and country of birth;
• Names and addresses of two referees;
• A covering letter highlighting your research experience/capabilities;
• Copies of your degree certificates with transcripts;
• Evidence of your proficiency in the English language, if applicable.

Funding Notes

Self-funded applications only.


The Global Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis Initiative: a call for collaboration and action by 2030. The Global Maternal and Neonatal Sepsis Initiative Working Group. Lancet Global Health, 2017.

Uterotonic agents for preventing postpartum haemorrhage: a network meta-analysis. Gallos ID, Williams HM, Price MJ, Merriel A, Gee H, Lissauer D, Moorthy V, Tobias A, Deeks JJ, Widmer M, Tunçalp Ö, Gülmezoglu AM, Hofmeyr GJ, Coomarasamy A. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Apr 25;4:CD011689. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011689.pub2.

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