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Barts Health Trust Staff

Amy Thomas 
Senior Research Coordinator

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Sophia Felippe 
Research Midwife
Whipps Cross Hospital

Amy oversees the delivery of trials at Barts Health and manages the research delivery team at the hospital sites. She has worked in clinical trials for 15 years; in oncology drug trials, in research governance, at Public Health England and at City Hall

Sophia graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Molecular Medicine from Sussex University in 2012 and then went on to do Midwifery BSc (Hons) at City University (London) – qualifying in 2015.

Sophia joined as a part-time Research Midwife at Whipps Cross hospital in 2018. Her main role includes recruiting and following up participants for various studies. 

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Osinachi Egole
Senior Research Midwife
Royal London Hospital

Tabitha Newman
Research Midwife
Royal London Hospital

Osi graduated as a midwife in 2013 from the University of Wolverhampton and worked as a registered midwife at the Princess Royal University Hospital. 

In 2016, she went on to study Public Health Practice and qualified as a Health Visitor. 

In 2017, she commenced her first role as a research midwife at Whittington Health and completed her Masters in 2019 from University of Surrey. In the same year Osi started at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital working as a research midwife within the pre-term clinic. 

In 2021, she started a role as a Quality and Audit Midwife at Kings College prior to commencing this role in 2022 as the Senior Research Midwife for BaBi East London. 

Osi is also a proud mother of two children.  

Tabitha graduated from the University of Leeds in 2017 with a BSc (Hons) in Midwifery. She worked clinically as a midwife for 2 years in a variety of settings including delivery suite, birth centre, maternity assessment unit and the antenatal and postnatal wards.


In 2018, she undertook a Master's in Healthcare Research at QMUL alongside working clinically. In the same year, her undergraduate dissertation - a systematic review investigating what enables or prevents women with depressive symptoms to seek help in the postnatal period - was published in the British Journal of Midwifery.


In late 2019, Tabitha joined the Women's Health Research Unit at Royal London as a research midwife. As part of this role, she recruits patients and follows them up.


Alex Keen
Clinical Trials Practitioner

Alex works mainly at the Royal London Hospital (and other Barts sites), recruiting patients and following them up for BARC clinical trials. 

Previous to this Alex worked at the Royal Free Hospital as a CTP on Genetic and Renal studies. Before this she completed a Masters in Research at the University of Hertfordshire.

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