Nancy Medley

Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis

Nancy’s background is in the medical social sciences and humanities. She trained in medical sociology and in the history of medicine and public health. Nancy has worked in an editorial capacity for an academic journal and taught history to undergraduates. More recently, she worked as a systematic reviewer for Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth in the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at the University of Liverpool.

Funded by the Harris-Wellbeing Preterm Birth centre at UofL, Nancy summarised clinical trial evidence for interventions to prevent or treat preterm birth. Her new role at LSTM will involve completing evidence synthesis projects for Cochrane Infectious Diseases and for LSTM’s READ/It programme. 

Nancy  joined the Department of Clinical Sciences in January 2020 as a Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis. She will be working within the (CIDG) as part of the Research, Evidence and Development Initiative  (READ-It).


Selected publications

  • Medley N, Donegan S, Nevitt SJ, Goodfellow L, Hampson L, Caldwell DM, Tudur Smith C, Alfirevic Z. Interventions to prevent spontaneous preterm birth in high‐risk women with singleton pregnancy: a systematic review and network meta‐analysis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD013455. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013455.
    Medley N, Vogel JP, Care A, Alfirevic Z. Interventions during pregnancy to prevent preterm birth: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviews. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD012505. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012505.pub2.
    Medley N, Poljak B, Mammarella S, Alfirevic Z. Clinical guidelines for prevention and management of preterm birth: a systematic review. BJOG 2018, Vol 125, Issue 11. Pp 1361-1369. DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.15228