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
Collins SL. et al, (2017), PLoS One, 12
Collins SL. et al, (2016), Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 47, 271 - 275
Collins SL. et al, (2013), Ultrasound Med Biol, 39, 253 - 260
Collins SL. et al, (2013), Placenta, 34 Suppl, S85 - S89
Derry S. et al, (2012), Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 1
Jauniaux E. et al, (2017), Am J Obstet Gynecol
Looney P. et al, (2017), Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 279 - 282
Saghian R. et al, (2017), J Biomech Eng, 139
Adibi J. et al, (2017), Placenta
Qi H. et al, (2017), Communications in Computer and Information Science, 723, 98 - 108