Senior Lecturers & Lecturers

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Stamatina Iliodromiti, MSc, MD, PhD, MRCOG

Acting Lead for the Centre for Women's Health, Senior Lecturer in Women’s Health and Reproductive Medicine

Dr Priya Bhide, MD. FRCOG

Clinical Senior Lecturer, QMUL

Priya Bhide is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). She is the module convenor for obstetrics and gynaecology for undergraduate teaching at Bart’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL.

She is an experienced clinician with more than a decade of experience in reproductive medicine and assisted conception. She works as a member of the senior clinical team at the Homerton Fertility Centre, London and is a preceptor for all training modules of the British Fertility Society. 

Priya has participated in undergraduate teaching at QMUL since 2015 as a part of the lecture faculty and examiner and has taken over as module convener since 2018. Priya’s research interests include reproductive endocrinology, PCOS, subfertility and assisted conception. She has worked with the research team at WHRU since 2015. This collaborative work has led to publications, grants and ongoing projects. She is a co-applicant, co-investigator and lead clinician on the Time-Lapse Imaging Trial (TILT). As principal investigator, she has experience of recruitment to multi-centre, national and international RCTs leading to successful high impact publications. She supervises for MD at QMUL and the Advanced Professional Module (APM) of the RCOG. She is a member of the Reproductive Medicine Clinical Studies Group (RMCSG) of the RCOG and the Cochrane Gynaecology and Subfertility group.

Matina graduated from Medical School at the University of Athens in Greece in 2005. She then moved to Glasgow to do her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Matina has been awarded a PhD from the University of Glasgow, has completed an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and an MSc in Medical Education from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. She was appointed as a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University London in September 2018 and is currently the Acting Lead for the Centre for Women's Health. Her clinical interests include reproductive endocrinology, subfertility, menopause and recurrent miscarriages.

Matina’s main area of interest is reproductive epidemiology and her research overall focuses on women’s health and reproduction. Matina has expertise in advanced statistical methodology, lifecourse epidemiology, data linkage, handling of big data and meta-analysis. She holds a Medical Research Council postdoctoral fellowship, looking at how reproductive indicators are associated or can be predictive of long-term women’s health outcomes (such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes) by using data from well-established cohort studies. With a recently awarded grant from Wellbeing of Women, Matina will investigate how birth weight and other events during pregnancy are associated with long-term maternal and offspring outcomes. She also co-leads the core outcomes in menopause project. Matina is a member of Wellbeing of Women Research Advisory Committee and is involved in various national and international collaborative projects looking at improving women’s lifecourse health.

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Dr. Natalie Cooper

Clinical Lecturer

Natalie Cooper is a Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Queen Mary University. This role incorporates clinical and academic training. 

Natalie's interest in an academic career started when she worked as research follow at the University of Birmingham, recruiting to and running a multicentre randomised controlled trial. During that time she started her PhD in ambulatory gynaecology which was awarded in summer 2013. 

She is a member of the Menstrual Disorders Clinical Study Group and has worked with the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy to write the RCOG greentop guideline for Best Practice in Outpatient Hysteroscopy. 

Natalie has presented her work and taught at both national and international meetings.

Dr. Soha Sobhy

Academic Clinical Lecturer

Soha is an Obstetrics and gynaecology trainee with an interest in high risk obstetrics.

She joined the Women's Health Research Unit in 2014 to carry out an MD. She successfully completed this work with her thesis titled 'Risk of Adverse Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries'.

She is passionate about Global maternal health research and hopes to continue this in her role as Academic clinical lecturer which she started in 2017. 

She is also involved in the EMmY and OMAhA BARC Study trials providing clinical input.  


Dr. Jahnavi Daru

NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Jan is a registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a researcher at Queen Mary.
Jan completed her PhD in 2019 using a variety of statistical modelling techniques to understand the impact of maternal anaemia on health outcomes in high- and low-income countries.  Her  broad research interests are in obstetric haematology.
She is also a co-investigator on a variety of clinical trials including studies on diabetes prevention in pregnancy (EMMY study), intrapartum haemorrhage management (ACROBAT study) and postnatal health optimisation (OMAHA study).