PhD Student elected to the ESC HFA Study Group on Peripartum Cardiomyopathy


After completing her first 2 years of higher cardiology training in the West of Scotland, Dr Alice was awarded a British Heart Foundation Clinical Training Fellowship to undertake a PhD project at the University of Glasgow School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health looking at a particular type of pregnancy-related heart failure, known as peripartum cardiomyopathy.

Supervised by Dr Pardeep Jhund and Professor Mark Petrie, her project will examine the epidemiology of the condition in the whole of Scotland over the past 30 years. In 2018, she was fortunate enough to collaborate with the ESC Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Study Group on a position statement focussing on longer-term outcomes for these women.

More recently, She has been elected as a committee member of the ESC Study Group and she is thrilled about beginning work with them next month. This is an exciting time for research into peripartum cardiomyopathy, particularly with the recent closure of the worldwide ESC Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Registry which will provide a rich source of data on more than 700 women. She lis looking forward to working closely with the Study Group, as well as on our own Scottish project, to improve our understanding of peripartum cardiomyopathy and enhance the evidence-base used to guide the care of these women.

Dr Alice Jackson
Clinical Research Fellow
School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health

First published: 7 March 2019