Julia Clark

Julia ClarkPhD student

Department of Health Sciences
University of Leicester 
George Davies Centre
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH

Tel: +44 (0)116 252 7280  
Email: jac85@leicester.ac.uk



Julia joined the department in 2016 to undertake a PhD studentship exploring the facilitators and barriers to the implementation of national clinical guidelines for reduced fetal movements.This is a collaborative project between SAPPHIRE and TIMMS, with qualitative methods and sociological theory shaping an exploration of this widely recognised risk factor for stillbirth.

Julia’s academic career started with a Modern and Medieval languages BA at the University of Cambridge, with honorary MA (Cantab). After several years as a youth worker, she turned to a career in midwifery, graduating from King’s College London in 2014 with a BSc in Midwifery with Registration. Julia continues to work as a midwife on a part-time basis in London and Derbyshire.

She has a long-standing interest in improving the care of women who are at risk of, or experience, stillbirth, with her introduction to maternity care a voluntary placement at SANDS, the Stillbirth and Neontatal Death Charity.

In her spare time, Julia is facilitator for the Positive Birth Movement Sheffield, hypnobirthing teacher, and occasional (but keen) rock climber.


  1. Clark J.  Altered Fetal Movement: challenges in self-diagnosis and implications for practiceMIDIRS Midwifery Digest 28: 1, 43-48. (2018)