Research Team

The OptiBreech Research Team

Principal Investigators

  • Consultant Midwife Emma Spillane
  • Consultant Midwife Gillian Houghton
  • Clinical Lead Midwife Kate Stringer

Study Steering Committee:

Lay Research Team Members

Sarah and Elsie
  • Phoebe Roberts, Lead lay researcher for our Core Outcome Set research. “I’m Phoebe, from London, where I live with my partner Karl and our child Bobby, who was a breech baby. I work as a curator and producer and I’m keen to participate in research around breech birth so other parents can make informed choices and give birth in a supportive environment.”
  • Sarah Hunter, Lead lay researcher for the feasibility pilot trial. “I’m Sarah and I live in Peterborough with my husband, little girl Elsie and my dog. I’m a self employed Stage Manager but currently working mainly as a stay at home mum. I sadly lost a little baby boy just after he was born so I feel very passionate about helping improve care for Mums and Babies in anyway I can.
  • Laura Berkeley, Lay co-ordinator for the Patient and Public Involvement Group