Dr Diane Farrar

Senior research fellow

diane.farrar@bthft.nhs.uk

Diane has a clinical midwifery background, she obtained a BSc in Health Science from the University of Leeds, a BSc in Psychology from the Open University and a PhD in Research Innovation (reproductive endocrinology) from the University of Bradford’s Pharmacy dept.

She provides support and advice to clinicians and researchers undertaking research in women’s health at Bradford Teaching Hospitals and nationally.

Her research interests include: maternal and infant obesity, hypertension in pregnancy, care in labour and gestational diabetes. Diane was chief investigator on a HTA project (11/99/02) “A clinical and economic evaluation of screening and diagnostic tests to identify and treat women with gestational diabetes: association between maternal risk factors, glucose levels, and adverse outcomes  https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/hta/hta20860/#/abstract  

Diane was awarded a NIHR post-doctoral fellowship in 2014 (PDF-2014-07-019) to examine maternal blood pressure and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Diane is academic editor for the journal PLOS ONE and was until recently a member of the Leeds West Ethics committee. She was Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Leeds, Faculty of Medicine until April 2020 and has been visiting research fellow at the the University of York since 2015.

Recent Funding Awarded

2020 (June) £181,800 in 2020/21, £137,719 in 2021/22 UK Research and Innovation (MRC) Understanding the impact of covid-19 on pregnant women and new parents: The Born in Bradford 2020 Families Study (Co-applicant)

2015 (January) £247,318 NIHR Post-doctoral Fellowship (PDF-2014-07-019). Identification and treatment of women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: translating evidence into practice

2013 (June) £272,765 Health Technology Assessment (11/99/02). ( Principle investigator) Screening for hyperglycaemia in pregnancy/gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).  The project consisted of new analyses of the Born in Bradford cohort data which has helped establish the association between incremental increases in maternal blood glucose levels and risk of adverse outcomes, updated systematic reviews of treatments for gestational diabetes and new reviews of screening and diagnostic strategies and incremental increases and risk of adverse outcomes. This research involved collaborations with York health consortium (searching), York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (reviews), statistical analyses (Bradford Institute for Health and Universities of York and Bristol) and (York Centre for Health Economics (economic modelling). Co-applicants are: Debbie Lawlor, Trevor Sheldon, John Wright, Mark Sculpher, Derek Tuffnell, Susan Griffin, Martin Bland, Donald Whitelaw, and Lesley Fairley.

2011 (March) £1,821,977 NIHR programme grant RP-PG-0609-10107. Improving quality of care and outcome at preterm birth. (Co-applicant contributing to the preparation, development and submission of the grant proposal). The programme identified and prioritised research gaps for preterm birth, develop and assess ways of providing initial care at birth at the bedside, explore ethical issues in recruiting preterm infants to trials, and assess whether a large NHS trial comparing deferred cord clamping and initial care at the bedside, with immediate clamping and initial care at the side of the room, for preterm births would be feasible.

Recent Publications

Allotey, J, Snell KIE, Smuk M, Hooper R, Chan CL, Ahmed AA, Chappell C. L von Dadelszen P, Dodds J, Green M, Kenny L, Khalil A, Khan KS, Mol BW, Myers J, Poston L, Thilaganathan B, Staff AC, Smith GCS, Ganzevoort W, Laivuori H, Odibo AO, Ramírez JA, Kingdom J, Daskalakis G, Farrar D, Ahmet A Baschat, Paul T Seed, Federico Prefumo, Fabricio da Silva Costa, Henk Groen, Francois Audibert, Jacques Massé, Ragnhild B Skråstad, Kjell Å Salvesen, Camilla Haavaldsen, Chie Nagata, Alice R Rumbold, Seppo Heinonen, Lisa M Askie, Luc JM Smits, Christina A Vinter, Per M Magnus, Kajantie Eero, Pia M Villa, Anne K Jenum, Louise B Andersen, Jane E Norman, Akihide Ohkuchi, Anne Eskild, Sohinee Bhattacharya, Fionnuala M McAuliffe, Alberto Galindo, Ignacio Herraiz, Lionel Carbillon, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, SeonAe Yeo, Helena J Teede, Joyce L Browne, Karel GM Moons, Richard D Riley and Shakila Thangaratinam on behalf of the IPPIC Collaborative Network. Validation and development of models using clinical , biochemical and ultrasound markers for predicting pre-eclampsia : an individual participant data meta-analysis. Health Technol Assess  24, (2020).

Collings P, Farrar D, Gibson J, West J, Wright J. (2020) Maternal Physical Activity and Neonatal Cord Blood pH: Findings from the Born in Bradford Pregnancy Cohort. PAAH 4(1), pp. 150–157. doi.org/10.5334/paah.66

McBride N, Yousefi P, Sara L. White S.L, Poston L, Farrar D, Sattar N, Nelson S.M, Wright J, Mason D, Suderman M, Relton C, Lawlor D (2020) Do nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)-based metabolomics improve the prediction of pregnancy-related disorders? Findings from a UK birth cohort with independent validation BMC Medicine 18:366 doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01819-z

Snell KIE, Allotey J, Smuk M, Hooper R, Chan C, Ahmed A, Chappell LC, Von Dadelszen P, Green M, Kenny L, Khan KS, Mol BW, Myers J, Poston L, Thilaganathan B, Staff AC, Smith GCS, Ganzevoort W, Laivuori H, Odibo AO, Ramírez JA, Kingdom J, Daskalakis G, Farrar D, Baschat AA, Seed PT, Prefumo F, da Silva Costa F, Groen H, Audibert F, Masse J, Skråstad RB, Salvesen KA, Haavaldsen C, Nagata C, Rumbold AR, Heinonen S, Askie LM, Smits LJM, Vinter CA, Magnus P, Eero K, Villa PM, Jenum AK, Andersen LB, Norman JE,  Ohkuchi A, Eskild A, Bhattacharya S, McAuliffe FM, Galindo A, Carbillon HI, Klipstein-Grobusch K,  Yeo S, Browne JL, Moons KGM, Riley RD, Thangaratinam S for the IPPIC Collaborative Network (2020)  External validation of prognostic models predicting pre-eclampsia: individual participant data meta-analysis (2020)  BMC Medicine 18:302 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01766-9

Liberati EG, Tarrant C, Willars J, Draycott T, Winter C, Kuberska K, Paton A, Marjanovic S, Leach B, Lichten C, Hocking L, Ball S, Dixon-Woods M; SCALING Authorship Group (includes Farrar D). (2020) Seven features of safety in maternity units: a framework based on multisite ethnography and stakeholder consultation. BMJ Qual Saf. Sep 25:bmjqs-2020-010988. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2020-010988.

Fischer DP, Griffiths AL, Lui S, Uzmah SJ, Farrar D, O’Donavan P, Woodward DF, Marshall KM. (2020) Distribution and function of prostaglandin E2 receptors in mouse uterus: translational value for human reproduction JPET

Farrar D, Tuffnell D, Sheldon TA. (2020) An evaluation of the influence of the publication of the UK National Institute for health and Care Excellence’s guidance on Hypertension in Pregnancy: a retrospective analysis of clinical practice BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 20 (1): 101

Collings PJ, Farrar D, Gibson J, West J, Barber SE, Wright J. (2020) Maternal Physical Activity and Neonatal Cord Blood Lipid Levels: Findings From a Prospective Pregnancy Cohort. J Phys Act Health 17(2): 236-41.

Santorelli G, Lawlor DA, West J, Tuffnell D, Farrar D. (2019) Population reference and healthy standard blood pressure range charts in pregnancy: findings from the Born in Bradford cohort study. Sci Reports 9(1): 18847

Farrar D, Santorelli G, Lawlor DA, Tuffnell D, Sheldon TA, West J Macdonald-Wallis C. (2019) Blood pressure change across pregnancy in white British and Pakistani women: analysis of data from the Born in Bradford cohort. Sci reports

Santorelli G, Whitelaw D, Farrar D, West J, Lawlor DA (2019) Associations of vitamin D, PTH and calcium with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and associated adverse perinatal outcomes in White British and Pakistani origin women: findings from the Born in Bradford cohort study  Sci Reports 9 (1) 1205

O’Mahoney L L, Matu, J, Price O J, Birch K M, Ajjan, R A, Farrar D, Tapp R, West D J, Deighton K, Campbell M D. (2018) PhDOmega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids favourably modulate cardiometabolic biomarkers in type 2 diabetes: A meta-analysis and meta-regression of randomized controlled trials. Cardiovascular Diabetol  17:98  17:98 doi.org/10.1186/s12933-018-0740-x

Farrar D and Campbell MD (2018) Does continuous glucose monitoring during pregnancy improve glycaemic and health outcomes in women with type 1 diabetes?- what the CONCEPTT trial adds (commissioned editorial) Ann Transl Med  doi: 10.21037/ atm.2018.03.08

West J, Lawlor DA, Santorell G, Collings P, Whincup P, Sattar N, Farrar D, Wright J. (2018) Associations of social and economic and pregnancy exposures with blood pressure in UK White British and Pakistani children age 4/5 Sci Reports 8 (1) 8966

Farrar D (2018) Gestational diabetes: The importance of identification and treatment. Practising Midwife April 20-24

West J, Santorelli G, Whincup PH, Smith L, Sattar NA, Cameron N, Farrar D, Collings P, Wright J, Lawlor DA. (2018) Association of maternal exposures with adiposity at age 4/5 years in white British and Pakistani children: findings from the Born in Bradford study. Diabetologia. 61(1): 242-252

Farrar D, Duley L, Dowswell T, Lawlor DA. (2017) Different strategies for diagnosing gestational diabetes to improve maternal and infant health. Cochrane Database Syst Revs Issue 8 Art. No.: CD007122. (update)

Farrar D, Simmonds M, Bryant M, Sheldon TA, Tuffnell D, Golder S, Lawlor DA. (2017) Treatments for gestational diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis BMJ Open doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015557

Brown J, Alwan NA, West J, Brown S, McKinlay CJD, Farrar D, Crowther CA. (2017) Lifestyle interventions for the treatment  of women with gestational diabetes. Cochrane Database of Syst Revs, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD011970.

Farrar D, Simmonds M, Bryant M, Lawlor D A , Dunne F, Tuffnell D, Sheldon T A. (2017) Risk factor screening to identify women requiring oral glucose tolerance testing to diagnose gestational diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis and analysis of two pregnancy cohorts Plos One 12(4):e0175288.

Farrar D, Simmonds M, Griffin S, Duarte A, Lawlor D.A, Sculpher M, Fairley L, Golder S, Tuffnell D, Bland M, Dunne F,  Whitelaw D, Wright J, and Sheldon T.A. (2016) The identification and treatment of women with hyperglycaemia in pregnancy: an analysis of individual participant data, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and an economic evaluation Health Technol Assess 20 (86)

Farrar D, Simmonds M, Bryant M, Tuffnell D, Sheldon T.A.  Dunne F, Golder S, Lawlor D.A (2016) Hyperglycaemia and risk of adverse perinatal outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis BMJ 354

Farrar D (2016) Hyperglycemia in pregnancy: prevalence, impact and management challenges Int J Women’s Health  

Farrar D (2016) Gestational diabetes Nursing Practice- HV Supp July/August: 3-5 

Farrar D, Tuffnell DJ, West J, West HM. (2016) Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion versus multiple daily injections of insulin for pregnant women with diabetes.  Cochrane Database Syst Revs 2016, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD005542. (update)

Wright J, Fairley L, McEachan R, Bryant M, Petherick E, Sahota P, Santorelli G, Barber S, Lawlor  DA, Taylor N, Bhopal R, Cameron N, West J, Hill A, Summerbell C, Farrin A, Ball H, Brown T, Farrar D, Small N (2016). Development and evaluation of an intervention for the prevention of childhood obesity in a multi-ethnic population: the Born in Bradford applied research programme.Programme Grants Appl Res;4(6) http://dx.doi.org/10.3310/pgfar04060

McEachan RC, Santorelli G, Bryant, MJ, Sahota P, Farrar D, Small NA, Akhtar S, Sargent J, Barber SE, Taylor NJ, Richardson G, Farrin AJ, Bhopal R, Bingham D, Ahern SE and Wright J. (2016) The HAPPY (Healthy and Active Parenting Programmme for early Years) feasibility randomised control trial: Acceptability and feasibility of an intervention to reduce infant BMC Public Health  16:211 DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2861-z 

Farrar D, Fairley L, Santorelli G, Tuffnell, D, Sheldon, T. A, Wright, J, Lawlor, D. A. Associations between hyperglycaemia and the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes in South Asian and White British women: analysis of data from the Born in Bradford cohortLancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2015; 3(10): 795-804

Ota E, Hori H, Mori R, Tobe-Gai R, Farrar D. (2015) Antenatal dietary education and supplementation to increase energy and protein intake. Cochrane Database of Syst Revs, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD000032. (update)

T Norris, W Johnson, D Farrar, D Tuffnell, J Wright, N Cameron (2015) Small-for-gestational age and large-for-gestational age thresholds to predict infants at risk of adverse delivery and neonatal outcomes: are current charts adequate? An observational study from the Born in Bradford cohort BMJ Open doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006743

Farrar D, Neill J, Scally A, Tuffnell D and  Marshall K (2015) Is objective and accurate cognitive assessment across the menstrual cycle possible? A feasibility study SAGE Open Med DOI: 10.1177/2050312114565198

Farrar D, Duley L, Medley N, Lawlor DA. (2015) Different strategies for diagnosing gestational diabetes to improve maternal and infant health. Cochrane Database Syst Revs Issue 1. Art. No.: CD007122. (update)

Farrar D, Tuffnell DJ, Ramage C. (2014) Interventions for women in subsequent pregnancies following obstetric anal sphincter injury to reduce the risk of recurrent injury and associated harms. Cochrane Database Syst Revs, Issue 11. Art. No.:CD010374.

Farrar D, Fairley L, Lawlor DA, Tuffnell D, Whitelaw D, Wright J. (2014) Evaluation of the Impact of Universal Testing for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on Maternal and Neonatal Health Outcomes: A Retrospective Analysis. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth doi:10.1186/1471-2393-14-317

M Bryant, G Santorelli, L Fairley, ES Petherick, R Bhopal R, DA Lawlor K Tilling, LD Howe, D Farrar, N Cameron, M Mohammed, J Wright and the Born in Bradford Childhood Obesity Scientific Group (2014) Agreement between routine and research measurement of infant height and weight. Arch Dis Childhood. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2014-305970

Farrar D, Tuffnell, D, Neill J, Scally A, Marshall K (2014) Assessment of cognitive function across pregnancy using CANTAB: A longitudinal study. Brain Cogn 84, 76-84

Bryant M, Santorelli G, Lawlor D, Farrar D, Tuffnell D, Bhopal R, Wright J. (2013) A comparison of South Asian specific and established BMI thresholds for determining obesity prevalence in pregnancy and predicting pregnancy complications: Findings from the Born in Bradford cohort Intl J Obesity 38, 444-50

Law G.R, Cattle B, Farrar D, Scott E.M. and Gilthorpe M.S (2013) Placental blood transfusion in newborn babies reaches a plateau after 140 seconds: longitudinal survey of weight change SAGE Open Med DOI: 10.1177/2050312113503321

Farrar D, Butterfield, G, Palethorpe R, Jones V and Syson J (2013) Nutrition advice in pregnancy: A study of midwives, obstetricians and health care support workers current practice at the Bradford Women’s and Newborn Unit Prac Midwife

Farrar D, Syson J, Germaine T, and Airey R (2011) Research midwives: Look at the evidence!  Prac Midwife 14, 28-32

Farrar D, Airey R, Law GR, Tuffnell D, Cattle B. and Duley L. (2011) Measuring placental transfusion for term births: weighing babies with cord intact. BJOG 118:70, 70-75

Farrar D, Tuffnell DJ, West J.(2007/2011 update) Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion versus multiple daily injections of insulin for pregnant women with diabetes. Cochrane Database of Syst Revs, Issue 3. Art.No:CD005542

Airey RJ, Farrar D, Duley L. (2010) Alternative positions for the baby at birth before clamping the umbilical cord. Cochrane Database of Syst Revs, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD007555

Farrar D, Tuffnell D, Airey R and Duley L. (2010) Care during the third stage of labour: A postal survey of UK midwives and obstetricians BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 10:23 doi 10.1186/1471-2393-10-23

McClean S, Farrar D, Kelly CA, Tuffnell, DJ, Whitelaw DC. (2010) The importance of postpartum glucose tolerance testing after pregnancies complicated by gestational diabetes Diabetic Med 27, 650-654

Durn JH, Marshall KM, Farrar D, O’Donovan P, Scally AJ, Woodward DF, Nicolaou A. (2010) Lipidomic analysis reveals prostanoid profiles in human term pregnant myometrium, Prostaglandins Leukotrienes Essential Fatty Acids 82, 21-26

Farrar D. (2009) How evidence-based practice can provide the way forward for third stage care. Midwives. The official magazine of the RCM. December 2009/January 2010, 20.

Airey RJ, Farrar D,Wilkinson K, Walker J, Tuffnell. (2009) Improving the quality of maternity service provision.BJM Vol 17, No 3, p182-185

Fischer DP, Hutchinson JA, Farrar D,O’Donovan P, Woodward DF. and Marshall KM. (2008) Loss of prostaglandin F, but not thromboxane, responsiveness in pregnant human myometrium during labour. J Endocrinol 197, 171–179.

Airey R, Farrar D and Duley L. (2007) Timing of Umbilical cord clamping: midwives views and practice. BJM Vol 16, No 4, p236-239.

Farrar D.and Duley L. (2007) Commentary: But why should woman be weighed routinely during pregnancy? Int J Epidemiol, Vol 36, p 1283-1284

West J, Wright J, Tuffnell DJ, Farrar D. The Effectiveness of interventions to Prevent Low Birth Weight in South Asians (Indian, Pakistan and Bangladesh) Cochrane (Protocol) Cochrane Database of Syst Revs 2007

Wyatt NP, Falque-Gonzalez C, Farrar D, Tuffnell D, Whitelaw D, Knudsen LE, Anderson D. (2007) In Vitro Susceptibilities in Lymphocytes from Mothers and Cord Blood to the Monofunctional Alkylating Agent EMS. Mutagenesis, Vol 22 pp 123-127.

Farrar D. Pre-conception care and Diabetes. Prac Midwife, November 2005 p 14 – 18, Vol 8, No 10.

Conference Presentations:

Farrar D, Tuffnell D, Sheldon TA. The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance on Hypertension in Pregnancy: an evaluation of how well obstetricians and midwives adhere. BJOG 2019;126(S1):4-6.

Farrar D, Santorelli G, Lawlor, DA Tuffnell D, Sheldon TA, Macdonald-Wallis C (2018) Blood pressure change in white British and Pakistani women: analysis of data from the Born in Bradford cohort. RCOG Congress-BJOG, Vol 125, S1 Singapore

Duarte A, Griffin S , Sheldon TA, Simmonds M, Sculpher M, Smith L, Tuffnell D, Lawlor DA, Dunne F, Farrar D, (2018) Identification and treatment of gestational diabetes: an economic evaluation. RCOG Congress-BJOG  Vol 125, S1 Singapore

O’Mahoney, Matu J, Price OJ, King AK, Kime N, Birch KM, Ajjan RA, Farrar D, Tap R, West DJ, Deighton K, Campbell MD (2018) The influence of omega-3 fatty acid intake on lipid profiles, inflammatory parameters, and blood pressure in type 2 diabetes: insights from a meta-analysis. Diabetic Medicine- Diabetes UK conference, London

O’Mahoney, Matu J, Price OJ, King AK, Kime N, Birch KM, Ajjan RA, Farrar D, Tap R, West DJ, Deighton K, Campbell MD (2018) The impact of omega-3 fatty acid intake on indicies of glycaemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes: insights from a meta-analysis. Diabetic Medicine – Diabetes UK conference, London

Farrar D, Santorelli G, Lawlor D, Tuffnell D, Sheldon T, Macdonald-Wallis C. (2017) The influence of ethnicity on blood pressure trajectories in pregnancy: analysis using data from the Born in Bradford cohort BMFMS (oral presentation) Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nikolaidis G, Duarte A, Lomas J, Farrar D,Griffin S. (2017) Beyond the mean’ in biomarkers modelling for economic evaluations Health Tec Asses Int Conference, Rome, Italy 

Farrar D, Santorelli G, Lawlor D A, Tuffnell D, Sheldon T A and Macdonald-Wallis C (2016) Antenatal blood pressure change across pregnancy in white European and south Asian women by BMI category: analysis using data from the Born in Bradford cohort Soc for Social Med meeting, York

Farrar D, Simmonds M, Bryant M, Lawlor D.A, Golder S, Tuffnell D, Dunne F,  Sheldon T.A. (2016) Hyperglycaemia and risk of adverse perinatal outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Soc Social Med, York 

Farrar D, Santorelli G, Lawlor D A, Tuffnell D, Sheldon T A and Macdonald-Wallis C (2016) Blood pressure change across pregnancy in white European and south Asian women: analysis using data from the Born in Bradford cohort. BJOG 123, S1, 27: BMFMS meeting, Birmingham

Farrar D, Santorelli G, Lawlor D A, Tuffnell D, Sheldon T A and Macdonald-Wallis C (2016) Antenatal blood pressure change by BMI category: analysis using data from the Born in Bradford cohort. (oral presentation) BJOG 123, S2, 33-37: RCOG congress, Birmingham 

Ana Duarte, Susan Griffin, Trevor A Sheldon, Mark Simmonds, Mark Sculpher1, Lesley Fairley, Su Golder, Derek Tuffnell and Diane Farrar (2016)Identification and treatment of gestational diabetes: an economic evaluation. Health Economists’ Study Group (HESG) Meeting Manchester 

Farrar D, Fairley L, Santorelli G, Sheldon T, Tuffnell D, Wright J and Lawlor D.A. (2015) Incremental increases in glucose level below the threshold for diagnosis of gestational diabetes and risk of adverse perinatal outcomes: the Born in Bradford population. BJOG Vol 122 Supp 2 PM.38 BMFMS Conference London UK 

Schembari AFarrar D, Basagaña, X, Martinez, D, de Hoogh K, Pedersen M, Dadvand P,Wright, J and  Nieuwenhuijsen M. (2014) Ambient Air Pollution and Blood Pressure, Differences by Ethnicity – Results from the Born in Bradford Study Cohort International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Seattle, USA October 24-28 

Spratt A, Frizell D, Farrar D, Whitelaw D (2013) Experiences of south Asian women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychologyhttp://www.srip.ac.uk/conference.php. Hull

Spratt, A, Frizell D, Farrar D, Whitelaw D (2013) The experiences of South Asian women with a first diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus British Psychological Society: Division of Clinical Psychology Conference, York 

Harrison S, Farrar D, Ramage C. (2013) Does use of endo-anal ultrasound effect the management of women who have sustained a 3A tear? Fetal Neonatal ed Arch Dis Child. Vol 98, Supp 1, A19. BMFMS Conference, Dublin, Ireland 

Auchterlonie, H, Farrar D, Tuffnell D (2013) Do Computerised Cardiotograph Results Change Management During Pregnancy For Women with Diabetes Who Have a Macrosomic Fetus Diagnosed by Ultrasound Examination? Fetal Neonatal  ed Arch Dis Child. Vol 98, Supp 1, 103. BMFMS conference, Dublin, Ireland

McClean, Farrar D, Tuffnell D. (2012) An evaluation of the impact of RCOG guidance on the recognition of severe perineal trauma Fetal Neonatal ed Arc Dis Child. Vol 97, Supp 1, PL34. BMFMS Conference Glasgow, UK

Bryant M, Watkins G , Farrar D,  Lawlor D, Bhopal R,  Tuffnell D, Wright J (2012) Application of Asian cut-off criteria to detect maternal obesity. European Congress on Obesity Lyon, France 

D Farrar, J Wright, D Whitelaw, D Tuffnell (2011) Evaluation of the impact of universal screening for gestational diabetes mellitus on maternal and neonatal health outcomes Born in Bradford conference Bradford (oral presentation)

D Farrar, J Wright, D Whitelaw, D Tuffnell (2011) Evaluation of the impact of universal screening for gestational diabetes mellitus on maternal and neonatal health outcomes mood Arch Dis Child. Vol 96, Supp No 1, PPO.12. BMFMS Conference, Harrogate, UK. 

D Farrar, J Wright, D Whitelaw, D Tuffnell (2011) Evaluation of the impact of universal screening for gestational diabetes mellitus on maternal and neonatal health outcomes CHICOS conference Barcelona 

Prof K.M. Marshall, Dr D.P. Fischer, Dr D. Farrar, Prof P.J.O’Donovan, Dr D.F. Woodward. (2011) Early use of atosiban to delay uterine contractions. Bradford Institute for Health Research: Inaugural Research Conference Bradford

Farrar D,Marshall KM, Neill JC and Tuffnell DJ. (2010) Pregnancy impairs spatial memory and lowers mood Arch Dis Child. Vol 95, Supp No 1, p 2.2 (oral presentation). BMFMS Conference, Newcastle, UK

Farrar D,Tuffnell DJ, Neill JC and Marshall KM. (2010) Pregnancy adversely affects ability to recall previously seen spatial locations. Endocrine Abstracts Vol 21, p325, British Endocrine Society Conference Manchester, UK 

Farrar D,Tuffnell DJ, Marshall KM, Neill JC. (2009) Pregnancy adversely effects cognitive function specifically memory for previously see locations: Effects of task and stage of pregnancy. J Psychopharmacology Abstract Supplement 23(6) British Association of Psychopharmacology meeting TE06, Oxford

Farrar D,Tuffnell DJ, Neill JC and Marshall KM. (2009) Pregnancy affects cognitive function specifically spatial memory: Effects of task and stage of pregnancy. Society Fertility Reproductive Health Meeting P04, Oxford 

Fischer DP, Farrar D, O’Donovan PJ, Marshall KM, Woodward DF. (2009) Contractions induced by prostaglandin ((PG) E2 and PGF2α are superseded by thromboxane in isolated human myometrium at term pregnancy  (oral presentation) Society Fertility Reproductive Health Meeting O15, Oxford

Durn JH, Marshall KM, Nicolaou A, Farrar D, O’Donovan PJ, and Woodward DF. (2009) A comparison of in vitro prostanoid production in menorrhagic myometrium from women with and without uterine fibroids Society Fertility Reproductive Health Meeting P12, Oxford

Farrar D,Airey R, Tuffnell D, Law G, Cattle, B andDuley L(2009)Measuring Placental Transfusion For Term Births: Weighing Babies With The Cord Intact. Arch Dis Child. Vol 94, Supp No 1, p Fa7 (oral presentation). BMFMS Conference, Liverpool

Farrar D,Airey R, Tuffnell D andDuley L(2009). Care during The Third Stage of labour: A Postal Survey of Obstetricians and Midwives. Arch Dis Child Vol 94, Supp No 1, p Fa40. BMFMS Conference, Liverpool 

Farrar, D, Neill, J, Tuffnel, DJ, Marshall KM. (2009) The Influence of Pregnancy on Cognitive Ability. Endocrine Abstracts Vol15, p205, British Endocrine Society Conference Harrogate

Fischer DP, Farrar D,O’Donovan PJ, Woodward DF, Marshall KM. (2008) Predominant prostaglandin EP2 receptor function in isolated human myometrium at term pregnancy. pA2 online E-journal British Pharmacological Society Brighton British Pharmacological Society meeting Brighton 

Farrar D,Neill JC, Marshall KM, Tuffnell DJ(2008) The influence of Pregnancy on Cognitive ability. Arch Dis Child. Vol 93, Supp No 1, p Fa68 BMFMS Conference, Harrogate 

Farrar D,Duley L(2008)Facilitating Placental Transfusion: A Survey of Care in the Third Stage of Labour in a UK Hospital. Arch Dis Child. Vol 93, Supp No 1, p Fa59. BMFMS Conference, Harrogate 

Farrar D, Neill J, Tuffnell DJ, Marshall K. (2008) Pregnancy adversely affects cognitive function in certain domains: J Psychopharmacology Abstract Supplement Vol 22 No5, A54. British Association of Psychopharmacology meeting Harrogate 

Farrar D, Marshall K, Neill J, Tuffnell DJ (2008) The influence of sex steroids in pregnancy on cognitive ability. Society Fertility Reproductive Health Meeting Edinburgh 

Farrar, D, Neill, J, Tuffnel, DJ, Marshall KM (2008) The Influence of Sex Steroids on Cognitive Ability in Pregnancy. Endocrine Abstracts Vol 15, p205, British Endocrine Society Conference Harrogate, UK 

Farrar D, Marshall K, Neill J, Tuffnell DJ (2007) The influence of pregnancy on cognitive ability. Society Fertility Reproductive Health Meeting York

Fischer DP, Marshall KM, Hutchinson JA, Farrar D, O’Donovan, Woodward DF. (2007) Thromboxane Mediated Contractions in Isolated Human Myometrium at Term Pregnancy and Labour. Society Fertility Reproductive Health Meeting York

Durn J, Mir A, Marshall K, Nicolaou A, Farrar D, O’Donovan P, Woodward DF. (2007) Profile of the prostaglandins produced by non-labouring pre-term uterine tissue. SocietyFertility Reproductive Health Meeting York

Fischer DP, Marshall KM, Hutchinson JA, Farrar D, O’Donovan, Woodward DF. (2006) Thromboxane Mediated Effects in Isolated Human Myometrium at Term and During Labour. British Pharmacology Society Meeting Oxford

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