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Trainees / Students
Trainees / Students

Trainees / Students

The goal of the BMFMS is to improve standards of pregnancy care and trainees have a vital role to play in achieving this. The two trainee representatives on the BMFMS committee represent trainees’ views and promote ways in which the society can support their needs. The BMFMS provides educational events which support training, as well as funding for research and travel grants. The trainee representatives want to ensure trainees and medical students benefit from society membership, become fully involved in society activities and can contribute to its success.

The trainee representatives play an active role in committee meetings and the organisation of the conference, including a session designed specifically for trainees. They are also involved on an annual basis in the RCOG careers fair which provides junior doctors and medical students with the opportunity to explore the career opportunities afforded by obstetrics and gynaecology.

The trainee representatives are initially elected to a three-year term of office. Any trainee who is a member of the BMFMS can stand for election in this position.

At present the trainee representatives are Dr Siân Bullough and Dr Laura Wharton.

Dr Sian Bullough is a Clinical Research Fellow at Liverpool Women's Hospital undertaking a PhD exploring the relationship between fetal growth and maternal cardiovascular health to guide biomarker discovery. She is due to return to program in 2025 when she intends to continue her training by applying for a subspeciality post in Maternal and Fetal Medicine alongside a clinical lecturer post. She has experience in teaching and training as a member of the ROBUST and PROMPT faculties and as a previous ALSO instructor. In 2019 she was awarded the Gold Medal Award by the RCOG. 

Dr Laura Wharton is a subspecialty trainee in maternal and fetal medicine at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. She is a former Academic Clinical Fellow with a research interest in prediction of preterm birth in twin pregnancies. She also has an interest in medical education. She is more than happy to hear from other trainees - please email


If you wish to contact one of the trainee representatives directly about training issues then please email them on or