I-SPY: Who We Are

We have junior researchers from 16 different countries currently collaborating on projects and research ideas.

Janneke van 't Hooft  


Working on evaluation research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Connected to the Dutch Consortium of studies in Women's health and Global Obstetrics Networks.

Isabel Dehaene


An MD specialised in high-risk pregnancies and maternal intensive care. She graduated cum laude in 2014 and has published several articles and has a special interest in preterm birth.

Lina Bergman


Lina Bergman is a postdoc researcher in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is currently working on preeclampsia, focusing on maternal complications, prediction and potential therapeutics and also on prediction of preterm birth.

Frederik J.R. Hermans


Frederik has a PhD on identification and treatment of high-risk women with threatened preterm labour.  He currently works as a resident in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and does research on IPD meta-analysis. Besides being a doctor, he also has a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology.

Elsa Lorthe


Elsa is a midwife and holds a PhD in Perinatal Epidemiology. She is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher, with a special interest in preterm birth, preterm premature rupture of membranes and in the evaluation of obstetric policies and practices in vulnerable populations (including migrant women).

Federico Migliorelli


Dr. Federico Migliorelli is a specialist in gynecology and obstetrics since 2014. He has a master’s degree in statistical methodology and obtained a PhD degree in 2019. His main research interests are currently focused on induction of labor and preterm birth.

Leo Gurney

United Kingdom

Brenda Kazemier


Pihla Kuusela

Angharad Care

United Kingdom

Angharad is a PhD student and doctor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is currently working on better prediction of spontaneous preterm birth and PPROM using "omics" technology

Sabrina Badir


Sabrina Badir is a Human Movement Scientist and holds a PhD in Biomechanical Engineering. During her PhD at ETH Zurich, she developed and validated a prototype device to measure cervical stiffness in pregnancy, in collaboration with clinicians and industrial partners. 

Helena Watson

United Kingdom

Other Researchers


Victoria Hodgetts Morton | United Kingdom

Lennart van der Veeken | Belgium

Hannes van der Merwe | Belgium

Caroline Diguisto | France

Maud van Zijl | Netherlands

Merel Brujin | Netherlands

Gilles Faron | Belgium

Pierre Delorme | France

Thor Haahr | Denmark

Paula Turtiainen | Finland

Maria Svenvik | Sweden

Susanne Hesselman | Sweden

Tobias Nijman | Netherlands

Bouchra Koullali | Netherlands

Alexandra Ridout | United Kingdom

Jute Richter | Begium

Amélie Delabaere | France

Tiphaine Barjat | France

Kristine Sneider

Dominique Werter

Gabriele Saccone

Maria Goya | Spain

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