Welcome to the OSPREA Research Centre


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You can find information on this website about what taking part in research means, the studies we are conducting, and how to let us know if you are interested in helping.

The Oxford Safer Pregnancy  Alliance (OSPREA) is a team of doctors, scientists, researchers, midwives, nurses and support staff who are working together with women to lead research into women’s health in the areas of reproduction, obstetrics and gynaecology. We conduct high quality studies that aim to  help improve the care of women before pregnancy, and women and their babies during and after pregnancy.


OSPREA Research Studies

The OSPREA Research Unit is currently running a range of studies to advance the understanding and care of women and babies during and after pregnancy


The OSPREA Research Unit is a dedicated centre based in the Women's Centre-Women's Services in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, and staffed by an experienced team of research midwives and doctors. We are primarily supported by the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, part of the University of  Oxford, the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Thames Valley CRN, part of the National Institute for Health Research. 


Get Involved

Research is vitally important to improving care for women and babies. We are currently looking for women to help us by taking part in our studies. Find out more about how to get involved.