Our senior management team provide strategic and operational leadership for the women’s health division. They ensure we are delivering high quality and responsive services and that patient care and experience remains central to what we do.
Professor Donald Peebles is the Clinical Director for the UCLH Division of Women’s Health (2015 - present) and is a consultant in obstetrics and fetal medicine. He provides a range of diagnostic and therapeutic services on the Fetal Medicine Unit (FMU) with particular interests in the management of fetal growth restriction, fetal rhesus disease and disorders of fetal brain development.
Donald has a number of research interests that focus on improving the outcomes for women and their babies following complicated pregnancies. He is the president of the Blair Bell Research Society, the showcase for British research in obstetrics and gynaecology as well as a member of the Academic Committee of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In 2013 he was appointed as co-clinical lead for the NHS England London Maternity Strategic Clinical Network.
Donald is a faculty member of the Infection, Inflammation and Immunity Theme of the NIHR UCLH Biomedical Research Centre.
Cait was appointed as the General Manager for Maternity and Neonatology in October 2018. Cait has held a number of operational roles in the NHS, working in various specialties including paediatric respiratory medicine and neonatology, paediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery, paediatric intensive care and ophthalmology.
She has experience working in a CCG primary care team, and at a pan-London strategy level at Healthy London Partnership, delivering recommendations on social prescribing for children and young people.
As a graduate of the NHS Graduate Management Training scheme, Cait holds a Masters’ degree in Healthcare Leadership and is particularly interested in the link between staff and patient experience, focusing her research on the impact of engaged, motivated, happy staff on patient care quality.
Cait wants women to have a positive pregnancy experience at UCLH that supports their needs and choices.
Janet joined UCLH as Deputy Head of Midwifery in November 2017 having worked as a nurse and, more recently, as a midwife in hospitals across London and Kent for over 28yrs. She trained as a Registered General Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital in 1990 and then went on to also qualify as a Registered Midwife in 1998. Her previous posts include working at Homerton University Hospital where she worked from as the Maternity Inpatient Services Matron from 2011 to 2017.
Throughout her clinical and managerial career, Janet has also undertaken a number of additional academic courses to complement her role. These include a BSc Hons in Psychology and Health Science and an MSc in Health Management.
Janet has always been passionate about staff and patient experience in equal measures and is a firm believer that, if staff experience positive wellbeing at work, this will positively influence the care received by patients.