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Professor Marian Knight

Professor Marian Knight

Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford

Marian Knight is Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health at the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, UK.

She trained initially in obstetrics and neonatology, completing a DPhil investigating the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia, before becoming interested in epidemiology and population health. She therefore undertook specialty training in public health, becoming a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health in 2006. Her work focuses on using national and international observational studies to address clinical questions concerning rare and severe complications of pregnancy and early life. She set up the UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) in 2005 to facilitate national studies of uncommon and severe morbidities in pregnancy and the International Network of Obstetric Survey Systems (INOSS) in 2012 to extend this work internationally.

She also leads the MBRRACE-UK national confidential enquiries into maternal morbidity and mortality and is a senior advisor on the RCOG Each Baby Counts programme.