Welcome to the APEC Research Portal.


One of the key roles of APEC is to be the patient voice in world class research. It is for anyone interested in the research projects on pre-eclampsia and anyone who would like our support with their research. For 31 years Action on Pre-eclampsia has supported good clinical research as a logical outcome from our patient advocacy.  Good research will lead to a greater understanding of pre-eclampsia and therefore better results for patients.

Unfortunately, not all research is good research and where the charity is made aware of papers which are potentially problematic, e.g. where there is potential fraudulent data that have slipped through the net of peer review, then APEC scientific trustees will consider the issues raised and review the paper.  If the charity finds that they believe there is a problem then the charity will make the editor aware of the issue and advocate for the paper to be reviewed. If you wish to raise any points regarding this please contact Marcus Green, our CEO on ceo@apec.org.uk

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APEC Publications

APEC are involved in many projects and publications, acting often as the voice for women and families. Here is a comprehensive list of recent publications involving APEC and more information on each publication.

Research Collaboration

APEC are involved in many projects in different ways; sometimes in a support role, often as co-investigator or in an advisory role helping with recruitment of volunteers. Please click below for a list of the projects APEC are involved with or supporting.

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APEC involvement – register interest

If you have a project you are looking for APEC to support, please do contact us using the below form. We will then arrange a meeting to discuss  your needs and how we can support you.

Could you be the Patient Voice in Research Projects?

We are asking for volunteers who have lived experience of pre-eclampsia, to form a Patient Participation Group. We might ask you to be involved on a long term project, review documents, or give thoughts on a proposal. There is no specific commitment.

Latest research news

February 9, 2024

Repeat testing for pre-eclampsia does not lead to better outcomes for pregnant women, but a single test is still beneficial

A single test to speed up diagnosis of a serious disease in pregnant women does not need to be repeated, new research has found. Results from […]
November 29, 2023

New film from The Cradle -4 Trial team

A new film made by Prof Andy Shennan OBE, Dr Alice Beardmore Gray and colleagues, highlights the issues faced by women giving birth in India and Zambia, […]
November 16, 2023

Save the date – APEC Expert Meeting 2024

We have a date for 2024’s meeting and the event will be hybrid! More info to follow nearer the time but for now, pop the date […]
November 2, 2023

APEC Expert Meeting full agenda announced – registrations open

APEC’s annual expert meeting, takes place on the 16th November, is widely recognised as the UK’s leading meeting on hypertension in pregnancy, with speakers who are […]
July 19, 2023

Thousands of pregnancies tracked in UK’s biggest study on pre-eclampsia – the POPPY study at Addenbrookes Hospital

Up to 3,500 first time mums are due to take part in a study led by Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge to understand why some will develop […]
July 10, 2023

Registrations now open for our Expert Meeting 2023: Quality Information + Quality Innovation = Quality Outcomes

This event now in it’s 12th year will once again be online on 16th November 09:00 – 17:00 GMT. We will hear from a range of […]
March 29, 2023

New BMJ article highlights the importance of supporting pre-eclampsia research

APEC trustees Prof Andrew Shennan and Dianne Garland wrote an article with Chief Executive Marcus Green for the Charity Spotlight series in the British Medical Journal. […]
March 23, 2023

New Scottish recommendations for pre-eclampsia blood test welcomed, but clear route to implementation needed

Action on Pre-eclampsia welcomed today’s news that the Scottish Health Technologies Group has recommended the use of a ground-breaking test which can predict, rule in and […]