Professor Judith Rankin

by | 20 Jul 2022 | Newcastle, Supervisors | 0 comments

Judith RankinEmail:

Research profile and key clinical specialties

My group researches a broad range of topics relating to maternal and child health including:

  • sexual health of vulnerable women;
  • reproductive loss;
  • risk factors in (such as obesity, diabetes, alcohol);
  • health and education outcomes for children with complex needs;
  • applied health research to support children to have the best start in life.

We are also interested in health inequalities and their impact on outcomes, as well as access to services.

We use evidence synthesis, qualitative and quantitative approaches in our research.

I have access to population data and cohort data for those wanting to develop quantitative research.

Two key publications

  • Glinianaia SV, Morris JK, Best KE, Santoro M, Coi A, Armaroli A, Rankin J. (2020) Long-term survival of children born with congenital anomalies: A systematic review and meta-analysis of population-based studies. PLoS Med 17(9): e1003356.
  • Rankin J, Hayes L, Embleton N. Survey of UK health professionals supporting parents after loss from a twin pregnancy BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth 2021, 21, 58.

Possible PhD projects

  • What is the impact of reproductive loss on siblings?
  • How inclusive are maternity services?
  • Using routine data sources to predict outcomes for children born with a congenital anomaly.

More information

In Newcastle, I lead the Supporting Children and Families theme of the North East and North Cumbria Applied Research Collaboration. I am also the Dean of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. I am chair of a NIHR Doctoral Fellowship panel and have served on other fellowship panels.

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