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Nia Jones

Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Nia Wyn Jones qualified as a medical doctor with a first class honours degree at the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1998. From an inspired teacher in Obstetrics and Gynaecology she developed an interest in feto-maternal medicine and has pursued this as her career interest since this time. She successfully completed postgraduate qualifications in medicine (MRCP examination in 2002) and clinical obstetrics and gynaecology (MRCOG in 2008). She took time out of her training to undertake research at the University of Nottingham and was awarded a PhD in 2011 on the subject of 'Modern imaging techniques to study placentation'. She completed her post-graduate training in a sub-specialty training post in feto-maternal medicine at the Nottingham. Her interest in academic medicine was developed during her time at Nottingham and culminated in an appointment as an Associate Professor post in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Nottingham and an honorary consultant in Obstetrics and sub-specialist in Feto-Maternal Medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Expertise Summary

Imaging technologies including 3D-USS and 3D power Doppler USS and MRI in pregnancy.

Placental pathology

Fetal medicine

Maternal medicine including diabetes

Carbohydrate supplementation in labour

Teaching Summary

Undergraduate teaching

  • Lecture medical students on topics including maternal medicine, diabetes in pregnancy, hypertension and pre-eclampsia
  • Examiner at Undergraduate examinations in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Participate in the 3rd year medical student BMedSci course by offering projects and examining the coursework

Postgraduate teaching

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology representative on the Health Education East Midlands Clinical Academic Training Board and the Academic representative on the Obstetrics and Gynaecology School Board and use these roles to promote and encourage academic training for post-graduate doctors.

Research Summary

Dr Nia Jones is part of two current research groups:

  • Obstetric imaging group: this group is involved in developing imaging technologies and techniques to aid the management of women with pregnancy complications. Current work is focusing on fetal size and adiposity and improving detection rates for macrosomia, particularly in pregnancies complicated by diabetes. A second project is focusing on placental pathology including placental blood flow and morbid adherence of the placenta.
  • Obstetric nutrition group: this group is examining the role of nutrition on pregnancy and labour focusing in particular on carbohydrate intake and examining whether carbohydrate supplementation will improve obstetric outcomes in a similar fashion to carbohydrate supplementation in surgery (Enhanced recovery after surgery [ERAS] programme).

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