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Jo Gullam Head of Department
Senior Lecturer


Jo joined the department in February 2011.

Having completed her undergraduate training at Leicester, she developed an interest in research and completed her MD thesis in Preterm Labour at Warwick University.

During her postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jo developed a keen interest in high-risk obstetric care, maternal medicine and birth suite management, which remain the mainstay of her research interests and clinical practice today.

Jo is the birth suite lead obstetrician and takes an active role in clinical governance and evidence based guideline formulation.

Jo is actively involved in teaching within the department, in both the undergraduate and postgraduate training programmes. She has been the fifth year programme Convenor since 2012.

Jo is a dedicated foodie and likes nothing more than investigating what riches her adopted country has to offer.


Crowther, C. A., Ashwood, P., Middleton, P. F., McPhee, A., Tan, T., Harding, J. E., for the MAGENTA Study Group, including Austin, N., Darlow, B. A., Dixon, B., Gullam, J., Leishman, D., Dawson, P., Devenish, C., Gaerty, K., Tomlinson, P. A., & Miller, H. (2023). Prenatal intravenous magnesium at 30-34 weeks' gestation and neurodevelopmental outcomes in offspring: The MAGENTA randomized clinical trial. JAMA, 330(7), 603-614. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.12357

Tarnow-Mordi, W. O., Robledo, K., Marschner, I., Seidler, L., Simes, J., on behalf of the Australian Placental Transfusion Study (APTS) Childhood Follow Up Study Collaborators, including Gullam, J., Austin, N., Leishman, D., Stitely, M., & Dawson, P. (2023). To guide future practice, perinatal trials should be much larger, simpler and less fragile with close to 100% ascertainment of mortality and other key outcomes. Seminars in Perinatology, 47(5), 151789. doi: 10.1016/j.semperi.2023.151789

Kampmann, B., Madhi, S. A., Munjal, I., Simões, E. A. F., Pahud, B. A., Llapur, C., … Gullam, J., … for the MATISSE Study Group. (2023). Bivalent prefusion F vaccine in pregnancy to prevent RSV illness in infants. New England Journal of Medicine, (388), 1451-1464. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa2216480

Hughes, R. C. E., Phillips, I., Florkowski, C. M., & Gullam, J. (2023). The predictive value of the sFlt-1/PlGF ratio in suspected preeclampsia in a New Zealand population: A prospective cohort study. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 63, 34-41. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13549

Hughes, R., Phillips, I., Florkowski, C., & Gullam, J. (2022). Diabetes in pregnancy: Using the Sflt-1/PLGF ratio to predict preeclampsia. Proceedings of the 45th New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) Annual Scientific Meeting. (pp. 18). Retrieved from

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