Dr Nicole Minckas

Research Fellow

Dr. Nicole Minckas is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, specialising in maternal and neonatal health and mixed-methods research. Nicole’s interest in maternal and neonatal health is driven by a desire to address and reduce healthcare disparities across the world. She is committed to enhancing maternal and neonatal health in low-resource settings, focusing on understanding experiences of care and identifying effective interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality in high-risk populations.

Her previous work included implementing large-scale multi-country clinical trials and implementation research in Africa and Asia for the World Health Organization’s Department of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health and Aging in Switzerland. Her focus was on evaluating strategic interventions, such as antenatal corticosteroids for managing preterm births and immediate Kangaroo Mother Care for improving survival of small and sick newborns.

Nicole received her Ph.D. from University College London, where she explored the impacts of negative childbirth experiences on care-seeking behaviours and maternal health outcomes in Argentina.

Nicole will primarily be working on the PEARLS trial to implement screening for pregnant women at risk of pre-eclampsia and test two aspirin regimens for pre-eclampsia prevention in Kenya, Ghana, and South Africa, as well as the GWHU portfolio on respectful maternity care.

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