PRU-MHC
Policy Research Unit in Maternal Health & Care

Introduction

The Policy Research Unit in Maternal Health and Care (PRU-MHC) was established in 2010 with funding from the Department. Health. The Unit is based in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford. The aim of the PRU-MHC is to conduct research and review existing evidence to improve the care given to women, their babies and their families by contributing to the evidence base for clinical practice and health-policy at the national and local level. The Unit has four research themes with a series of projects being conducted under each theme over the five year period of the PRU-MHC funding. The PRU-MHC researchers also undertake additional projects responding to policy information requests from the DH; these can be short or long term projects.

PRU-MHC Research Themes and Projects

1. The healthy mother and child (14 projects)

2. Pregnancy loss and perinatal mortality (3 projects)

3. Maternal morbidity and mortality (7 projects)

4. Perinatal mental health and disabilities' (3 projects)

Key researchers based in the PRU-MHC

Contact details

Name
Prof Jenny Kurinczuk
Organisation
Policy Research Unit in Maternal Health & Care (PRU-MHC)
Address
National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU)
Nuffield Department of Population Health
University of Oxford
Old Road Campus

Oxford
OX3 7LF
Email
jenny.kurinczuk@npeu.ox.ac.uk
Telephone
01865 289719
Fax
01865 289701