Professor Jill Shawe
Director of IHC & Professor in Maternal and Family Health
School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)
Jill can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.
- Reproductive Health
- Sexual Health
- Pre-conception care
- Inter-conception care
- Pregnancy after bariatric surgery
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire.
Clinical Expertise and Current Clinical Practice.
Specialist Nurse/Midwife Reproductive Health. Honorary Associate Director of Nursing/Midwifery Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Jill is a Clinical Academic Nurse/Midwife with extensive experience of working in the field of Women’s Health and as a Senior Manager in Higher Education. Jill Leads a Programme of Research & Education in Periconception Care (PREPARE).
PhD University of Surrey Preconception Care in Women with Diabetes
MSc. Social and Behavioural Health City University London.
Post Graduate Certificate in Education University of Surrey.
Certificate in Management Studies Guildford College
Professional Qualifications: NMC : 77H1134E
State Registered Nurse Charing Cross Hospital London
Registered Midwife St Peters Hospital Chertsey
Registered Health Visitor Surrey Health Authority/NESCOT
Registered Nurse Teacher University of Surrey
Non-medical Prescriber King’s College London
Post Registration Awards:
Advanced Fertility Awareness Fertility UK Oxford
Specialist Practitioner Reproductive Health RCN London
ENB 103 Advanced Reproductive Health RCN London
ENB N07 Sexual Health B & I College Of Nursing London
ENB N21 Genetic Screening. Institute Of Child Health London
ENB 901 Family Planning. B & I College Of Nursing London
ENB N28 Health promotion. B & I College Of Nursing London
ENB 998 Teaching / Assessing. B & I College Of Nursing London
Royal College Nursing.
Royal College of Midwives
Royal College Obstetricians& Gynaecologists Faculty Sexual & Reproductive Health, Associate Member.
European Society Contraception Full member.
Association for the Study of Obesity Full member
Roles on external bodies
Associate Editor BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
National Advisory Group for the Commissioning of Contraception & Abortion Services in England.
Consultant Swiss Precision Diagnostics (Clearblue) Scientific Advisory Board.
Member Royal College Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Faculty SRH Research Group.
Member Royal College Obstetricians & Gynaecologists Faculty Training Committee.
Member NICE LARC Adherence Research Advisory Committee.
Member NICE Sexual Health Review Consultation Group.
Peer reviewer – Contraception, Human Fertility, EJ Contraception, Diabetes Journals.
Preconception / Periconception care
Pregnancy in Women with Chronic Medical Conditions
Pregnancy after Bariatric Surgery
Contraception and Sexual Health
Key publications are highlightedJournals
2020 'Fertility and digital technology: narratives of using smartphone app ‘Natural Cycles’ while trying to conceive' Sociology of Health & Illness , DOI
2020 'An interactive website to aid young women’s choice of contraception: feasibility and efficacy RCT' Health Technology Assessment 24, (56) 1-44 , DOI
2020 'Perceived barriers and facilitators to accessing and utilising sexual and reproductive healthcare for people who experience homelessness: a systematic review' BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health , DOI Open access
2020 'mHealth as a primary mode of intervention for women at risk of, or diagnosed with, gestational diabetes' JBI Evidence Synthesis Publish Ahead of Print, , DOI
2020 'Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of a Version of the London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy for Women’s Partners' International Journal of Mens Social and Community Health 3, (1) e65-e77 , DOI Open access
2020 'An interactive website for informed contraception choice: randomised evaluation of Contraception Choices' DIGITAL HEALTH 6, 205520762093643-205520762093643 , DOI Open access
2020 'Exploratory study of clinician and patient views regarding the use of a preconception care app for women with diabetes' Health Informatics Journal , DOI Open access
2020 'Use of non-sterile gloves in the ward environment: an evaluation of healthcare workers’ perception of risk and decision making' Journal of Infection Prevention 21, (3) 108-114 , DOI Open access
2019 'Reducing unintentional injuries in under fives: Development and testing of a mobile phone app' Child: Care, Health and Development 46, (2) 203-212 , DOI Open access
2019 'Nutritional and perinatal outcomes of pregnant women with a history of bariatric surgery: a case series from a UK centre' Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 33, (3) 386-395 , DOI Open access
2019 '"I feel like only half a man"' Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction 3, (CSCW) 1-20 , DOI Open access
2019 'Removal of babies at birth and the moral distress of midwives' Nursing Ethics 27, (4) 1103-1114 , DOI Open access
2019 'What Is Known About the Nutritional Intake of Women during Pregnancy Following Bariatric Surgery? A Scoping Review' Nutrients 11, (9) 2116-2116 , DOI Open access
2019 'Pregnancy after bariatric surgery: Consensus recommendations for periconception, antenatal and postnatal care' Obesity Reviews , DOI Open access
2019 'You did not turn up… I did not realise I was invited…: understanding male attitudes towards engagement in fertility and reproductive health discussions' Human Reproduction Open 2019, (3) , DOI Open access
2019 'Preparation for fatherhood: A survey of men's preconception health knowledge and behaviour in England' PLoS ONE 14, (3) e0213897-e0213897 , DOI Open access
2019 'Results of a Dutch national and subsequent international expert meeting on interconception care' Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 1-9 , DOI Open access
2018 'What approaches to peri-conception care for women with pre-existing medical conditions work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A protocol for a realist review' SM Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics CRD42018116948, Open access
2018 'Factors influencing the implementation of advanced midwife practitioners in healthcare settings: a qualitative study' Midwifery Open access
2018 'Preconception care for infertile couples: Nurses' and midwives' roles in promoting better maternal and birth outcomes' Journal of Clinical Nursing 27, (23-24) 4411-4418 , DOI Open access
2018 'Barriers to identifying eating disorders in pregnancy and in the postnatal period: a qualitative approach' BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 18, (1) 114-114 , DOI Open access
2018 'Improving the sexual health of homeless people: Does providing care within hostels improve contraceptive use and uptake of sexual health screening?' Nursing Times Open access
2018 'LEARNS: A creative approach to analysing and representing narrative data incorporating photo-elicitation techniques' Journal of Research in Nursing 23, (4) , DOI Open access
2017 'Contraception, menstruation and sexuality after bariatric surgery: a prospective cohort study' Obesity Surgery Open access
2017 'Exploring the acceptability and feasibility of a preconception and diabetes information app for women with pregestational diabetes: A mixed-methods study protocol' DIGITAL HEALTH 3, 205520761772641-205520761772641 , DOI Open access
2016 'Preconception Care Education for Women With Diabetes: A Systematic Review of Conventional and Digital Health Interventions' Journal of Medical Internet Research 18, (11) e291-e291 , DOI
2016 'Advanced midwifery practice: An evolutionary concept analysis' Midwifery 42, 29-37 , DOI
2016 'Differences in pre-conception and pregnancy healthy lifestyle advice by maternal BMI: Findings from a cross sectional survey' Midwifery 42, 38-45 , DOI
2016 'General practitioners’ knowledge, attitudes and views of providing preconception care: a qualitative investigation' Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences 121, (4) 256-263 , DOI Open access
2016 'Bariatric Surgery in Obese Women of Reproductive Age Improves Conditions That Underlie Fertility and Pregnancy Outcomes: Retrospective Cohort Study of UK National Bariatric Surgery Registry (NBSR)' Obesity Surgery 26, (12) 2837-2842 , DOI
2016 'Diagnosing gestational diabetes mellitus in women following bariatric surgery: A national survey of lead diabetes midwives' British Journal of Midwifery 24, (6) 434-438 , DOI
2016 'Moving pictures: The inclusion of photo-elicitation into a narrative study of mothers' and midwives' experiences of babies removed at birth' Evidence Based Midwifery 14, (2) 44-48
2016 'Contraception for women with diabetes: challenges and solutions' Open Access Journal of Contraception 11-11 , DOI Open access
2015 'Why do women invest in pre-pregnancy health and care? A qualitative investigation with women attending maternity services' BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 15, (1) , DOI
2015 'Supporting staff to respond effectively to informal complaints: findings from an action research study' Journal of Clinical Nursing 24, (15-16) 2106-2114 , DOI
2015 'Gatekeeping access to the midwifery unit: Managing complaints by bending the rules' Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine 19, (6) 652-669 , DOI
2014 'Preconception care policy, guidelines, recommendations and services across six European countries: Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom' The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care 20, (2) 77-87 , DOI
2014 'Removing babies from mothers at birth: Midwives' experiences' British Journal of Midwifery 22, (9) 620-624 , DOI
2014 'How Do Women Prepare for Pregnancy? Preconception Experiences of Women Attending Antenatal Services and Views of Health Professionals' PLoS ONE 9, (7) e103085-e103085 , DOI
2014 'Pregnancy after diabetes obesity surgery (PADOS): Incidence and outcomes' Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular Health 4, (3) 239-239 , DOI
2014 'Pregnancy after diabetes obesity surgery (PADOS): Qualitative study of pre-pregnancy care' Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Women's Cardiovascular Health 4, (3) 238-238 , DOI
2014 'Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women' Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 40, (3) 231-231 , DOI
2014 'Evolution of extended use of the combined oral contraceptive pill' Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 40, (2) 133-141 , DOI
2013 'Obesity: A Ticking Time Bomb for Reproductive Health' Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 40, (1) 40-40 , DOI
2013 'Pregnancy planning, smoking behaviour during pregnancy, and neonatal outcome: UK millennium cohort study' BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 13, (1) , DOI Open access
2013 'Pregnancy planning and lifestyle prior to conception and during early pregnancy among Danish women' The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care 19, (1) 57-65 , DOI
2013 'Randomized trial of the effect of tailored versus standard use of the combined oral contraceptive pill on continuation rates at 1 year' Contraception 88, (4) 523-531 , DOI
2013 'Teachers' views of using e-learning for non-traditional students in higher education across three disciplines [nursing, chemistry and management] at a time of massification and increased diversity in higher education' Nurse Education Today 33, (9) 1068-1073 , DOI
2013 'Knowledge and periconceptional use of folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects in ethnic communities in the United Kingdom: Systematic review and meta-analysis' Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 97, (7) 444-451 , DOI
2013 'The experiences of adults with learning disabilities attending a sexuality and relationship group:“I want to get married and have kids”' Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 40, (2) 82-88 , DOI
2013 'Women's experiences with tailored use of a combined oral contraceptive: a qualitative study' Human Reproduction 28, (6) 1620-1625 , DOI
2013 'Lactational amenorrhoea method: the evidence is there, why aren't we using it?' Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 39, (2) 136-138 , DOI
2013 'A service-based approach to nurse training in sexual and reproductive health care' Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 39, (4) 285-288 , DOI
2012 'An audit review of end-of-life care for inpatients with diabetes' Journal of Diabetes Nursing 16, (4) 154-159
2011 'Use of contraception by women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus: ‘It's funny that nobody really spoke to me about it’' The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care 16, (5) 350-358 , DOI
2009 'The move to integrated contraception and sexual health services: have we forgotten family 'planning'?' Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 35, (4) 250-253 , DOI
2008 'Use of hormonal contraceptive methods by women with diabetes' Primary Care Diabetes 2, (4) 195-199 , DOI
2003 'Hormonal Contraception in Women with Diabetes Mellitus' Treatments in Endocrinology 2, (5) 321-330 , DOI
2001 'Emergency contraception: Who are the users?' Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 27, (4) 209-212 , DOI
2020 Preconception Health and Care: A Life Course Approach. Springer Nature
2020 'I trust the healthcare professional most: Exploring fertility knowledge among healthcare professional and lay population groups' I343-I343
2020 'Sexual Quality of Life after Bariatric Surgery' S47-S48
2019 'Understanding gender differences in factors influencing family-building decisions' 469-469
2018 'You did not turn up. I did not realise I was invited ... : Understanding male attitudes towards fertility awareness and poor engagement' 86-86
2017 'Have we left family out of family planning?' 68-68
2017 'Preconception folic acid uptake in women with diabetes of childbearing age: findings from the Royal College of General Practitioners Research Surveillance Centre' 163-163
2017 'Contraception and counselling for women undergoing bariatric surgery: a qualitative pilot study of women's experiences and health care professional views' 16-16
2014 'Babies' Removed at Birth: Narratives of Mothers' and Midwives' E20-E21
'What approaches to peri-conception care for women with pre-existing medical conditions work, for whom, and in what circumstances? The development of a protocol for a realist review as part of a PhD study' Royal College of Midwives Conference 2018
'Nutritional and perinatal outcomes of pregnant women with a history of bariatric surgery: A case series from a UK centre'