Dr Svetlana Glinyanaya
Team Scientist

Research Interests

Maternal and perinatal epidemiology
Multiple pregnancy epidemiology
Effect of exposure to air pollution on fetal and perinatal outcomes

Cerebral palsy epidemiology

Quality of life in children with congenital anomalies

Public health interventions during pregnancy 

Roles and Responsibilities

Team scientist (IHS)

Involved in research in maternal and perinatal epidemiology, paediatric epidemiology and in air pollution epidemiology in relation to perinatal outcomes

Research

Ongoing work:

Trends and predictors of preparation for pregnancy in women with pre-conception type 1 and type 2 diabetes: a population-based cohort study (using data from the Northern Diabetes in Pregnancy Survey)

Other studies involving data from the Northern Diabetes in Pregnancy Survey; 

Natural experimental evaluation of a complex intervention to promote increased smoking cessation rates among pregnant women in maternity care funded by NIHR SPHR;

 A study on recurrence of congenital anomalies using data from the Northern Congenial Abnormality Survey (NorCAS); 

A co-investigator in the study of quality of life in children born with selected congenital anomalies using KIDSCREEN questionnaire;

A systematic review on quality of life measures in children aged less than 12 years with chronic health conditions originating in the perinatal period; 

Participating in the International Collaboration on Air Pollution and Pregnancy Outcomes (ICAPPO): member of the planning group.

Completed projects:

A population-based study of the effect of maternal age on perinatal outcomes in monochorionic and dichorionic twins using Northern Region twin data (in collaboration with University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada - completed, published);

A study of birth weight and other perinatal outcomes in children of mothers with pre-gestational diabetes - funded by Diabetes UK (completed, published);

A study of socioeconomic inequalities in birth weight and preterm birth over four decades  (Newcastle birth cohort 1961-2000) - completed, published;

A systematic review of studies of quality of life in children born with selected congenital anomalies (published);

A population-based study of stillbirth and neonatal mortality in monochorionic and dichorionic twins (completed, published);

A study of epidemiology of Hirschsprung's disease (completed, published);

An investigation of the effect of prenatal exposure to particulate matter on perinatal outcomes - Particulate Matter and Perinatal Events Research (PAMPER) study (funded by the Wellcome Trust) – completed, several papers published;
A project "Leukaemia and birthweight by gestational age: a population-based record-linkage study, 1968-1992" funded by CR UK - completed, published;
A study of trends in cerebral palsy during 1991-2000 using data from the North of England Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Survey (NECCPS) - completed, published.

Qualifications

Sept.1994 - M.D., Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Epidemiology and Public Health - The Scientific Centre for Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology, Russian Academy for Medical Sciences (RAMN). Thesis: Perinatal mortality (statistics, causes and risk factors) 

Esteem Indicators

Invited paper for Twin Research & Human Genetics, 2012;
Invited presentation at a National conference "Multiple Pregnancy", Perinatal Institute, Birmingham, October 2005;
Invited to write a chapter on "Deviant Intra-uterine Growth and Cerebral Palsy" for a volume "Perinatal Etiologies of Cerebral Palsy" in Clinics in Perinatology (2006);
Invited presentation at CEREBRA CPD event “Children and Cerebral Palsy”, Edinburgh, June 2006;
Invited paper for Twin Research & Human Genetics, 2006;
Member of the Northern Multiple Pregnancy Register Steering Group.

Invited reviewer for:

British Medical Journal, Pediatrics, Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Environmental Health Perspectives, Epidemiology, Child: Health, Care & Development, Human Reproduction, Environmental Health, Surveys And Perspectives Integrating Environment and Society (SAPIENS); BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Invited to review grant proposals for Action Medical Research; The Henry Smith Charity (for consideration by the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths) (FSID); Health Effects Institute, USA.

Funding

Co-applicant, NIHR SPHR: Natural experimental evaluation of a complex intervention to promote increased smoking cessation rates among pregnant women in maternity care;  PI: Ruth Bell (£285,343) - 2013-2015

Rankin J, McConachie H, Glinianaia SV, Embleton N. NUTH Flexibility & Sustainability Fund: Can the KIDSCREEN questionnaire be used to measure quality of life in children born with congenital anomalies? (£50,295). 2011-12

Tennant PWG, Glinianaia SV, Rankin J. Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children: Investigating the epidemiology of partial urorectal septum malformation sequence: a population-based study using data from the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR). (£14,956) - 2011-2012

Bell R, Rankin J, Glinianaia S, Bilous R. Diabetes UK: Congenital anomalies in the offspring of women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. (£35,196) - 2010-11

Co-applicant, Cancer Research UK: Leukaemia and birthweight by gestational age: a population-based record linkage study 1968-2002 (£40K) - 2008-09.

Co-applicant, The Wellcome Trust: Pre- and post-natal exposure to particulate matter and pregnancy and infant outcomes: an historical cohort study 1961-92. (£255K) - 2004-07;

Co-applicant, Newcastle Healthcare Charity: Cerebral palsy and intrauterine growth in multiple births: a study based on data from the European network of cerebral palsy registers. PI: Prof. Louise Parker, School of Clinical Medical Sciences, University of Newcastle (£16K) – 2003

Background 

1976-1982 - Moscow Medical Academy (1st Medical Sechenoff Institute), Moscow, Russia. Medical Diploma.
1989-1994 - M.D. student; The Scientific Centre for Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology, RAMN, Moscow, Russia.

Undergraduate Teaching

Supervisor of two students in MBBS Stage 3 Literature reviews (2003), one student awarded a Public Health Medicine prize
Contributing to supervision of a stage 4 ‘options’ student (Jan-Feb 2004)
Supervisor of a MRes student (May-July 2004), passed with a distinction
Exam marker (MSc/MBBS Stage 3)
Personal tutor of Stage 1, 2 and 3 MBBS students
Co-supervisor of a 2nd-year MBBS student in her 5-week Summer Project, 2011;

 

Postgraduate Teaching

Co-supervisor of a PhD student - 2013-15

An internal examiner of a PhD student - 2013

Supervisor of an MSc student, 2012-2013

Supervisor of an MSc student, 2007-2008 

A 2nd-year assessor of a PhD student - 2011

A 2nd- and 3rd-year assessment of two PhD students - 2012

A 3rd-year assessment of a PhD student - 2013

Co-supervision of two specialist (ST5) trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology - 2010-2011

Contributing to supervision of a PhD student, 2005-2008