Catherine Williamson

Headshot of Catherine Williamson, Professor of obstetric medicine

Consultant obstetrician and clinical researcher


Catherine Williamson trained in obstetric medicine at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital. She is an active clinical researcher with research programmes that investigate the underlying cause of metabolic disorders of pregnancy. She aims use this knowledge to improve outcomes for affected women and their children.

Current research projects are focussing on intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, gestational diabetes mellitus, hyperemesis gravidarum and cirrhosis in pregnant women.

Research interests

  • Genetic susceptibility to cholestasis and hyperemesis in pregnancy
  • Hormonal causes of cholestasis, diabetes mellitus and abnormal lipids in pregnant women
  • Drug trials to improve these metabolic diseases of pregnancy
  • Causes and prevention of stillbirth in women with cholestasis and diabetes

Last updated: July 2021

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