Dr Rachel Rowe
BA (Hons), DPhil
University Research Lecturer and Senior Health Services Researcher, NPEU
- NIHR Post Doctoral Fellow
- National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU)
Rachel Rowe is a Senior Health Services Researcher in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU). She has a DPhil in Public Health (University of Oxford), a background in social science and health services research and training in epidemiology and qualitative research methods.
Rachel’s research interests include intrapartum care, the organisation of maternity care and women’s experience. Her doctoral research, funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Researcher Development Award, investigated transfer from midwifery unit to obstetric unit during labour and was carried out alongside the landmark Birthplace national prospective cohort study which evaluated the safety of different settings for birth. Since the award of her doctorate she has continued to work on further analyses of Birthplace data alongside other work focusing on women’s experience of care after stillbirth or neonatal death. In August 2014 she was awarded an NIHR Post-Doctoral Fellowship to carry out a programme of work on the quality and safety of midwifery-led care.
Maternal and perinatal outcomes in women planning vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) at home in England: secondary analysis of the Birthplace national prospective cohort study.
Rowe R. et al, (2016), BJOG, 123, 1123 - 1132
The UK Midwifery Study System (UKMidSS): a programme of work to establish a research infrastructure to carry out national studies of uncommon conditions and events in midwifery units.
Rowe RE. et al, (2016), BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 16
Perinatal and maternal outcomes in planned home and obstetric unit births in women at 'higher risk' of complications: secondary analysis of the Birthplace national prospective cohort study.
Li Y. et al, (2015), BJOG, 122, 741 - 753
The UK Midwifery Study System: Investigating uncommon events and conditions in midwifery-led settings
Rowe R. et al, (2015), British Journal of Midwifery, 23, 823 - 824
Service configuration, unit characteristics and variation in intervention rates in a national sample of obstetric units in England: an exploratory analysis.
Rowe RE. et al, (2014), BMJ Open, 4