Barts Health Trust Staff

Amy Thomas 

Senior Research Coordinator

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. 

Prudence Jones

Research Midwife

Whipps Cross Hospital

Prudence graduated in 2001 with a BSc (Hons) in Health Studies from University of East London. 

Prudence qualified as a Midwife from Middlesex University in 2006, and was employed in the same year as a registered Midwife, at Whipps Cross Hospital.

Prudence was then employed as a Senior Research Midwife in 2014 at Whipps Cross Hospital, recruiting to the SALVO trial.
She is currently recruiting to a number of different trials which involves gynaecology and women's Health studies- aiming to pioneer and provide evidence based care to all those accessing the NHS.

Prudence is also a proud mother of two children. 

Joanne Hutchinson

Research Midwife

Newham University Hospital

Megan Parrott 

Research Midwife

Royal London Hospital

After a career in the arts Megan graduated with a Bsc (Hons) in Midwifery in 2017 and began working at St George’s University Hospital as a Registered Midwife in the same year. She joined the Barts team as a Research Midwife in December 2019 and is primarily based at the Royal London Hospital. 

Tabitha Newman

Research Midwife

Royal London Hospital

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.