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Oxford Fetal Medicine Unit team


Mr Lawrence Impey

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Lawrence qualified in 1988 and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) in 2007.

He has been a Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine in Oxford since 2001.

He is director of sub-specialty training in maternal and fetal medicine, clinical lead for high risk services in Oxford and clinical lead for the Oxford AHSN Maternity Network.

Lawrence Impey

Mrs Rebecca Black

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Rebecca trained at Cambridge University and Guy's Hospital, London. She learned ultrasound under the supervision of Professor Stuart Campbell at King's College Hospital, completing her MD thesis on pre-eclampsia and preterm labour.

She undertook subspecialty training in maternal and fetal medicine in Oxford, and has been a consultant at the John Radcliffe Hospital since 2004.

She has an interest in postgraduate education, previously as Head of School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Thames Valley and now as an Associate Dean.

She is a member of the steering group of the Oxford AHSN Maternity Network.

Rebecca Black

Miss Catherine Greenwood

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetomaternal Medicine

Dr Deborah Harrington

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetomaternal Medicine

Dr Brenda Kelly

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetomaternal Medicine

Brenda is a Consultant Obstetrician and Subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. She is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Fellow at the University of Oxford.

A medical graduate from Edinburgh University, she undertook core training in London where she also obtained her PhD in cardiovascular biology in pregnancy.

Brenda completed advanced specialty training in Oxford and was appointed consultant in 2012. She is clinical lead for haemolytic (Rhesus) disease in pregnancy and perinatal palliative care. Her research interests include prenatal screening and she is chief investigator on the IONA research programme addressing safer prenatal screening for Down Syndrome.

Brenda Kelly

Miss Aparna Reddy

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Aparna is a Consultant Obstetrician and a sub-specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Oxford University Hospitals.

She has been using her experience to support prenatal services with particular emphasis on screening for chromosomal abnormalities, perinatal problems of fetal growth restriction and prematurity. Her key interests are medical education and supporting quality improvement.

She is currently the Oxford Deanery ultrasound training coordinator and training programme director for postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She contributes to regional guidelines development and maternity changes locally.

Aparna Reddy

Dr Christos Ioannou

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Christos is a Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine in Oxford University Hospitals and Milton Keynes University Hospitals and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford.

In 2013 he obtained his DPhil from the University of Oxford for his research in fetal growth and maternal vitamin D insufficiency.

He regularly undertakes prenatal invasive procedures including amniocenteses, chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and therapeutic fetal interventions such as intrauterine transfusions and fetal shunts.

Christos Ioannou

Prof Sally L Collins

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Sally is a Consultant Obstetrician subspecialist in Fetal Medicine. She graduated in Clinical Medicine from the University of Oxford and trained within the Oxford Deanery during which time she completed a Doctorate in Obstetric Ultrasound.

She leads the FMU Placenta Clinic. Sally is an Associate Professor in the Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford.

She is working with NHS England to develop national guidelines for the diagnosis and management of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) and is also the UK representative to, and elected Vice Chairperson of, the International Society for AIP.

Sally Collins

Dr Ruth Curry

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetomaternal Medicine

Ruth qualified in 2000 from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, subsequently going on to complete subspecialty training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at University College London Hospital.

She was awarded her MD from Imperial College London for her thesis 'Studies in pre-existing heart disease in pregnancy'.

She joined Oxford University Hospitals in July 2017 and specialises in the care of women with complex medical problems, in particular cardiac disease and women at risk of preterm birth.

Dr David Black

Consultant in Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology

David graduated from the Medical school at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He undertook general paediatrics training at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.

He subsequently completed his Paediatric cardiology training at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and his fellowship in Fetal cardiology at Evelina London Children's Hospital.

David joined University Hospital Southampton and Oxford University Hospitals in August 2015 as a Consultant Paediatric and Fetal Cardiologist. He has particular experience in advanced echocardiography - including 3D echocardiography and speckle tracking - and fetal echocardiography.

David Black

Dr Deirdre Cilliers

Consultant in Clinical Genetics
Dr Deirdre Cilliers


  • Beth Albert - Lead Midwife and Manager
  • Sophie Lowson - Fetal Medicine Specialist Midwife
  • Miriam Apellaniz
  • Helen Gregory
  • Kate Jones
  • Zoe Ventham

Maternity Support Workers

  • Katie Blissett
  • Victoria Doran
  • Toni Evans
  • Kelly Harvey

Reception and administration

  • Alexandra Joon - Manager
  • Lesley Dyson
  • Michaela Evins
  • Bryony Fyffe
  • Freya Brimson - Apprentice

Fetal Medicine Audit

Kay Randall - Audit Lead