Baby Lifeline BIRTH2 UK Training Course Director
Mr Nigel Simpson
Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds
Honorary Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Lead for NIHR Clinical Research Network for Reproductive Health & Childbirth
Mr Nigel Simpson is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust and clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds.
He is also a local and national lead for the NIHR Clinical Research Network for Reproductive Health & Childbirth. Mr Simpson has a particular clinical and research interest in the causes and prevention of preterm birth. His work with 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 wellbeing of the newborn infant.
Nigel, with colleague Professor Jimmy Walker from University of Leeds, developed the Prediction of Labour Onset device (POLO), which won the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology’ category at the prestigious Times Higher Education Supplement Awards.