I am a Consultant Obstetrician subspecialising in Fetal Medicine and abnormally adherent and invasive placenta. I graduated in Clinical Medicine from the University of Oxford and trained within the Oxford Deanery. During my training I completed a Doctorate in Obstetric Ultrasound here in the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
I have a weekly high risk obstetrics ante-natal clinic at the Horton Hospital in Banbury and also lead the FMU Placenta Clinic. This clinic provides a tertiary referral service to the Thames Valley region for abnormally invasive placenta (AIP).
I am currently working with both national and international groups including the RCOG and NHS England to develop guidelines for the diagnosis and management of AIP and am also the UK representative and Secretary to the European Working Group on AIP.
Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2nd & 3rd Editions). Editors: Collins S, Arulkumaran S, Jackson S, Impey L. Oxford University Press.
Oxford Subspecialty Handbooks in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Series Editor. Oxford University Press. Commissioned.
A Comprehensive Guide to Abnormally Invasive Placentation. Editors: Al-Khan A, Collins S, Alvarez M. Oxford University Press. Commissioned.
My Research Group
BSc BMBCh MRCOG DPhil
- Consultant Obstetrician and Sub-specialist in Feto-Maternal Medicine
Sources of Funding
International Fellowships and Research Awards
(2016) Seelye Fellowship, University of Auckland, New Zealand
(2015) 17th Annual Meeting British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society, London
Best platform poster - Pregnancy Outcome
(2014) British Medical Association Book Awards, London
Highly Commended (Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2nd Edition)
(2012) 22nd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Copenhagen, Denmark
Best short oral presentation - Maternal-Fetal Doppler
(2011) International Federation of Placental Associations (IFPA), Geilo, Norway
Trophoblast Research Award
- UK representative and Secretary to the European Working Group on Abnormally Invasive placenta (EW-AIP)
- Associate Editor BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Internal Speciality Advisor (examiner) for Obstetrics and Gynaecology Finals, Oxford University Clinical Medical School
- Lecturer and practical demonstrator on Placental Anatomy (Pre-clinical and Graduate entry courses, Oxford University)
- MOET and POET course instructor
Developmental changes in spiral artery blood flow in the human placenta observed with colour Doppler ultrasonography.
Collins SL. et al, (2012), Placenta, 33, 782 - 787
3-D Ultrasound Segmentation of the Placenta Using the Random Walker Algorithm: Reliability and Agreement.
Stevenson GN. et al, (2015), Ultrasound Med Biol, 41, 3182 - 3193
Rapid calculation of standardized placental volume at 11 to 13 weeks and the prediction of small for gestational age babies.
Collins SL. et al, (2013), Ultrasound Med Biol, 39, 253 - 260
Elsevier Trophoblast Research Award Lecture: Searching for an early pregnancy 3-D morphometric ultrasound marker to predict fetal growth restriction.
Collins SL. et al, (2013), Placenta, 34 Suppl, S85 - S89
Intracutaneous or subcutaneous sterile water injection compared with blinded controls for pain management in labour.
Derry S. et al, (2012), Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 1
Association of Placental Jets and Mega-Jets With Reduced Villous Density.
Saghian R. et al, (2017), J Biomech Eng, 139
IFPA meeting 2016 workshop report II: Placental imaging, placenta and development of other organs, sexual dimorphism in placental function and trophoblast cell lines.
Adibi J. et al, (2017), Placenta
Re: Abnormally invasive placenta-Prevalence, risk factors and antenatal suspicion: results from a large population-based pregnancy cohort study in the Nordic countries.
Jauniaux E. and Collins SL., (2017), BJOG, 124, 164 - 165
Accreta placentation: a systematic review of prenatal ultrasound imaging and grading of villous invasiveness.
Jauniaux E. et al, (2016), Am J Obstet Gynecol, 215, 712 - 721
Proposal for standardized ultrasound descriptors of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP).
Collins SL. et al, (2016), Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 47, 271 - 275