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Charlotte Bevan

Co-lead on Parent, Patient and Public Involvement PRU-MNHC


Charlotte Bevan is co-applicant on the Policy Research Unit in Maternal and Neonatal Healthcare (PRU-MNHC). She works with Rachel Plachcinski to ensure the parent, patient and public perspective is at the heart of the NPEU's PRU-MNHC research projects.

Charlotte is a former journalist, having worked in print, broadcast and on-line media in the UK and south-east Asia, where she was a BBC correspondent. She became involved in maternity research when her first daughter Hope died shortly after birth in 2001. She also works for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity as a senior advisor. She is a member of the MBRRACE-UK and the Perinatal Mortality Review Tool (PMRT) collaborations; a Steering Group member for the National Child Mortality Database; and a co-applicant/advisor for current research studies: DISCERN: Strengthening Open Disclosure in NHS maternity care (Kings College London); UMPIRE: Understanding Multidisciplinary approaches and Parental Input in Perinatal Mortality Review (Leicester University); 'What is the value of undertaking a study to determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of late pregnancy ultrasound to prevent adverse perinatal outcome in nulliparous women (Cambridge University).


LK Smith, J Dickens, R Bender Atik, C Bevan, J Fisher, L Hinton; Parents' experiences of care following the loss of a baby at the margins between miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death: a UK qualitative study, British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2020

Rachel Rowe, Elizabeth S Draper, Sara Kenyon, Charlotte Bevan, Joanne Dickens, Mandy Forrester, Rachel Scanlan, Derek Tuffnell, Jennifer J Kurinczuk; Intrapartum-related perinatal deaths in births planned in midwifery-led settings in Great Britain: findings and recommendations from the ESMiE confidential enquiry; British Medical Journal, 2020

Lewis C, Riddington M, Hill M, Bevan C, Fisher J, Lyas L, Chalmers A, Arthurs O, Hutchinson J, Chitty L, Sebire NJ The communication and support from the health professional is incredibly important: A qualitative study exploring the processes and practices that support parental decision‐making about postmortem examination Wiley Prenatal Diagnosis, 2019

Bakhbakhi D, Siassakos D, Lynch M, Timlin L, Storey C, Heazell A, Burden C and the Parents Collaborative Group (Karen Luyt, Caroline Lee-Davey, Inge Sheppherd, Maggie Redshaw, Jane Scott, Cheryl Titherly, Kath Evans, Janet Scott, Mary Molloy, Tracey Mills, Carol Kingdom, Vicky Sleap, Nathalya Kennedy, Charlotte Bevan, Tracy Coombs, Jenny Kurinczuk, Ann Remmers, Jan Jap Erwich, Katy Gold. PARENTS 2 Study: consensus report for parental engagement in the perinatal mortality review process; Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2018

Lewis C, Riddington M, Hill M, Arthurs O, Hutchinson J, Chitty L, Bevan C, Fisher J, Ward J, Sebire N, Availability of Less Invasive Prenatal, Perinatal and Paediatric Autopsy will Improve Uptake Rates; A Mixed Methods Study with Bereaved Parents. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2018

Heazell AE, Whitworth MK, Whitcombe J, Glover SW, Bevan C, Brewin J, et al. Research priorities for stillbirth: process overview and results from UK Stillbirth Priority Setting Partnership. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology: the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2015

Arthurs OJ, Bevan C, Sebire NJ. Editorial: Less invasive investigation of perinatal death. British Medical Journal, 2015

Kurinczuk JJ, Draper ES, Field DJ, Bevan C, Brocklehurst P, Gray R, et al. Experiences with maternal and perinatal death reviews in the UK--the MBRRACE-UK programme. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2014

Bevan C, Scott J. Saving babies' lives. The Practising Midwife, 2009;12(9):19-20.

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