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Dr Jennifer Maclellan PhD

Qualitative Researcher


Jen is a nurse/midwife and post doc qualitative researcher. She joined Oxford University from UCL in London after an eclectic career in oversees development and humanitarian response, stimulating her PhD exploring vulnerability in childbirth. Jen has particular interest in working with women in democratic and inclusive ways to improve maternity experiences and outcomes. She is working on the NPEU study Listen2Baby and the Primary Health Care Sciences Department study BEAMS: BEtter outcomes postnAtally for MumS.


MacLellan J, Webb SS, Byrne C, et al. Gould J. Informed consent in episiotomy: Co-analysis with midwives and distillation of best practice. Birth. 2023 Mar 20. doi: 10.1111/birt.12721.

Goddard L, Astbury NM, McManus RJ, Tucker K, MacLellan J. Clinical guidelines for the management of weight during pregnancy: a qualitative evidence synthesis of practice recommendations across NHS Trusts in England. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2023 Mar 11;23(1):164. doi: 10.1186/s12884-023-05343-9.

MacLellan J, Dixon S, Bi S, Toye F, McNiven A, Primary care practitioners' experiences of peri/menopause help-seeking among ethnic minority women. BJGP 2023 DOI: 10.3399/BJGP.2022.0569

Gould J, Webb SS, Byrne C, et al MacLellan J. Red flags for episiotomy in a midwife-led birth: Using co-production with midwives to capture clinical experience. Women Birth. 2022 doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2022.06.009.