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- Hypertension Research Group
I have over 15 years’ experience of working in academic research relating to different strands of human health. My expertise is in cardiovascular pathology and diagnosis.
I joined the Department in December 2011 to work with Professor Richard McManus on a new study examining the use of self-monitoring of blood pressure in pregnancy. The aim of this study is the earlier detection of gestational hypertensive disorders such as pre-eclampsia. If shown to be successful this work could have a significant impact on maternal morbidity and mortality and could benefit many women in the UK and worldwide. I am responsible for the set up and day to day management of this pilot study which is currently in follow up.
I have received NSPCR funding for a feasibility study of proteinuria self-testing in higher risk pregnancy and this is currently in follow up. Further to this I am involved in a systematic review and individual patient data analysis of the literature on self-monitoring in pregnancy and development of new research directions in this area.
I collaborate with the Nuffield department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology bringing together expertise in reproductive science, cardiovascular biology and clinical trials. This is an exciting developing area that I hope will continue to develop and become a productive collaboration between basic science and clinical research.
Hodgkinson JA. et al, (2014), BMJ (Online), 349
Urinalysis self-testing in pregnancy
Tucker K. et al, (2014), 1 - 11
Jones CI. et al, (2014), Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 12, 1342 - 1352
Coxon CH. et al, (2012), Biochemical Journal, 441, 435 - 442
Tucker KL. et al, (2009), Proteomics, 9, 4340 - 4354
Cairns AE. et al, (2016), Pregnancy Hypertension, 6, 256 - 258
Managing hypertensive pregnancies
Tucker K. et al, (2016), Nursing in Practice
Sheppard JP. et al, (2016), Annals of Global Health, 82, 274 - 287
Tannetta DS. et al, (2015), PLoS ONE, 10
Individual patient data meta-analysis of self-monitoring of blood pressure (BP-SMART)
Tucker KL. et al, (2015), JOURNAL OF HUMAN HYPERTENSION, 29, 635 - 635