Jill Shawe is a clinical academic nurse / midwife with extensive experience of working in higher education and in women’s healthcare. Jill has moved from the University of Surrey to take up the post of Professor of Women’s Health and Director of the Institute of Health and Community at the University of Plymouth.
Jill’s PhD focussed on improving pregnancy outcomes for women with diabetes and she has developed a Programme of Research and Education in Pre and Periconception Care (PREPARE). The programme aims to improve the health of women with medical conditions and their partners before and between pregnancies. The PREPARE group collaborates nationally and internationally with colleagues across a variety of specialities including nutritional sciences, endocrinology, health psychology and NHS maternity, diabetes, bariatric and obesity services and their users. In addition Jill has an interest in the sexual and reproductive healthcare of vulnerable groups including the homeless, women who have had babies removed at birth and women with FGM.
Jill works clinically in sexual and reproductive healthcare and is a member of UK national committees which influence guidelines and policy in this area.