Chief Executive, British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Clare Murphy is the Chief Executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and the Principal Investigator of WRISK. She is a board member of the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ECEC) which works to expand knowledge about and access to EC within the European region. She is also a co-investigator on the SACHA study. Before joining BPAS in 2010 Clare worked for the BBC as a health and science journalist, with a particular interest in women’s health.
Research Fellow, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
Heather is the Research Lead for WRISK. Her research focuses on public health policy in relation to parenthood. Her methodological interests include participatory methods, realist synthesis, intervention development and process evaluation. Her substantive focus is infant feeding policy, public health message communication, and peer support intervention.
Professor of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery, Cardiff University
Prior to her current appointment Julia was a Consultant Midwife in Cardiff and for 10 years ran the ‘Birth Choices’ clinics for women to discuss and plan their antenatal and labour care. She has plenty of experience of caring for women who have declined recommended care and is aware of challenges in balancing the views of individual women toward risk with professional responsibilities to provide information on risks in pregnancy. Julia has a Masters degree in Public Health, a Masters degree in Medical Law, and extensive experience in the management of large and complex pregnancy related research studies.
Research and Engagement Lead, British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Rebecca Blaylock is Research and Engagement Lead at the Centre for Reproductive Research and Communication at BPAS. Rebecca is a multidisciplinary researcher with an MPH from Imperial College London and BA in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. Her current research encompasses several projects on abortion, contraception, and public health and pregnancy.
Policy and Communications Associate, British Pregnancy Advisory Service
Olivia works on campaigns at BPAS, with a particular focus on communications and public engagement. Her research for WRISK concerns the risk landscape as communicated by mainstream UK media outlets. Olivia is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Public Health at King’s College London, having earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge.
WRISK Oversight Commitee
The following partners supported the WRISK team on the funding proposal and form the project oversight committee which meets on a quarterly basis: Dame Cathy Warwick (Chair); Rebecca Brione, Birthrights; Jane Fisher, Antenatal Results and Choices; Caitlin Dean, Pregnancy Sickness Support; Sarah McMullen, NCT; Irene Petersen, University College London; Amber Marshall, Big Birthas; Fiona Wollard, Southampton University; and Public Health Wales.