Associate Professor Jane Hirst

United Kingdom

Senior Research Associate Senior Fellow in Perinatal Health, Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford

Jane Hirst is an Australian consultant obstetrician based at the University of Oxford, UK. She is an active clinical researcher with projects focussed on global women’s health and investigating novel approaches to improve health care delivery. She has a particular interest in preventing cardiometabolic complications in women after high-risk pregnancy conditions such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia.

Professor Hirst is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow. Her Fellowship title is “Pregnancy as an opportunity to improve women’s lifelong health”. She is PI for the SMART Health Pregnancy trial in India. This trial is being conducted in two rural districts in two states, and is evaluating a community-based intervention and digital clinical decision support tool to improve screening, management and referral of high risk conditions during pregnancy and in the in first year after birth.

In 2017 she was appointed as a Senior Research Associate with the George Institute for Global Health (UK). She is a Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford. In 2021, Jane was awarded the title of Associate Professor at the University of Oxford.