Jenny Carter
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Biographical details

Jenny Carter has worked in maternal health research since 2003, supporting and leading high-quality trials and clinical studies.  Most recently focusing on preterm birth and the award-winning St Thomas’ Preterm Surveillance Clinic, she established a novel patient and public involvement group and is a founder member of the UK Preterm Clinical Network.  She led development of, and continues to manage, the Preterm Clinical Network Database (, capturing clinical data on women at risk of preterm birth for use in local audit and collaborative cohort studies.  Her PhD work, which focused on risk assessment in threatened preterm labour and development of the QUiPP app, was supported by an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship and resulted in a KCL Outstanding PhD Thesis Prize.  Since completing her PhD she was supported by an NIHR postdoctoral Development and Skills Enhancement Award, and is currently Senior Research Fellow for the Tommy's National Centre for Maternity Improvement.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Women's Health, Doctor of Philosophy, King's College London (KCL)

Award Date: 1 Feb 2019

Advancing Midwifery Practice, Master in Science, King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009


  • RG Gynecology and obstetrics
  • Midwifery
  • Preterm birth
  • Implementation of evidence
  • Public Involvement
  • Data Science


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