Caroline Ovadia, BMBCh MA PhD MRCOG, is a Chadburn Clinical Lecturer in Women’s Health at King’s College London, and an Honorary Senior Registrar at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. She qualified in Medicine from Oxford University in 2005; following clinical rotations in Oxford and Wales, moved to London in 2010 to undertake an Academic Clinical Fellowship at Imperial College London. In 2014, she commenced an NIHR BRC Clinical Research Fellowship in Translational and Experimental Medicine and King’s College London, following which she was awarded Clinical Research Fellowships by Tommy’s Charity and the University of Gothenburg, during which time she completed her PhD. This studied the role of ursodeoxycholic acid treatment in cholestatic pregnancy, under the supervision of Professors Catherine Williamson, Lucy Chappell, and Dr Peter Dixon.
Caroline’s academic interests are in the maternal and fetal influences of metabolic disorders of pregnancy, particularly concentrating on gut-derived endocrine signals. She has published work in major journals, such as the Lancet, Hepatology and the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Clinically, she is undertaking advanced training in maternal medicine and advanced labour ward practice. She is a co-investigator for clinical trials in cholestatic pregnancy and gestational diabetes, and is leading secondary analyses of the PITCHES clinical trial, including a further international individual patient data meta-analysis. Caroline is a member of the British Maternal Fetal Medicine Society and the Society for Endocrinology.
Caroline believes strongly in engaging the public in medicine and science; as such she is a Key Collaborator on contextualising “The Birth Rites” art collection, has spoken at the “Pint of Science” international science festival, undertakes live social media interactive sessions, regularly speaks at schools and is a medical advisor to the charity ICP Support.
Caroline Ovadia, BMBCh MA PhD MRCOG
Department of Women and Children’s Health
Guy’s Campus, King’s College London
London, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 2078486014
Email: [email protected]