Collins, Professor Sally


Sally Collins

Non-Stipendiary Lecturer in Clinical Medicine (Obstetrics)


Twitter: @AccretaResearch

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Academic background

BSc (UEA) BMBCh (Oxon) DPhil (Oxon) MRCOG


Undergraduate:  2nd year reproduction tutorials

Placenta teaching and demonstration

Graduate: Placenta teaching

Research interests

Placental imaging, abnormally invasive placenta and intra-partum care

Recent Publications

Abnormally Invasive Placenta (AIP)

  • Jauniaux E., Ayres-de-Campos D., Langhoff- Roos J., Fox K., Collins S.L. FIGO classification for the clinical diagnosis of placenta accreta spectrum disorders. Int. JOG. 2019;146(1):20-24.
  • Collins S.L. et al, Evidence-based guidelines for the management of abnormally-invasive placenta (AIP): recommendations from the International Society for AIP. 2019 AmJOG; 220(6):511-526.
  • Morel O., Collins S.L., Uzan-Augui J., Masselli G., Duan J., Chabot-Lecoanet A-C., Braun T., Langhoff-Roos J., Soyer P., Chantraine F. A proposal for standardized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) descriptors of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) – From the International Society for AIP. 2019 Diagn Interv Imaging; 100:319-325.
  • Jauniaux E., Dimitrova I., Kenyon N., Mhallem M., Kametas N.A., Zosmer N., Hubinont C., Nicolaides K.H., Collins S.L. Impact of placenta previa with placenta accreta spectrum disorder on fetal growth. 2019 Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol; in press.
  • Jauniaux E., Hussein A.M., Fox K.A., Collins S.L. New evidence-based diagnostic and management strategies for placenta accreta spectrum disorders. 2019 Best Prac Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol; in press
  • Tol I.D., Yousif M., Collins S.L. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): The psychological sequelae of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP). 2019 Placenta; 81:42-45.
  • Jauniaux E., Alfirevic Z., Bhide A.G., Belfort M.A., Burton G.J., Collins S.L., Dornan S., Jurkovic D.,Kayem G., Kingdom J., Silver R., Sentilhes L. Placenta Praevia and Placenta Accreta: Diagnosis and Management: Green-top Guideline No. 27a. 2019 BJOG;126(1):e1-e48.
  • Sargent W., Collins S.L.. Are women antenatally diagnosed with abnormally invasive placenta receiving optimal management in England? An observational study of planned place of delivery. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2019; 98(3):337-341.
  • Chantraine F., Collins S.L. Prenatal Ultrasound Imaging for Placenta Accreta Spectrum (PAS): a Practical Guide. Curr Obstet Gynecol Rep (2019) 8:86–93.
  • Jauniaux E., Bhide A., Kennedy A., Woodward P., Hubinot C., Collins S.L. FIGO consensus guidelines on placenta accreta spectrum disorders: Prenatal diagnosis and screening. Int. JOG. 2018;140(3):274-80.
  • Maynard H., Zamudio S., Jauniaux E., Collins S.L. The importance of bladder volume in the ultrasound diagnosis of placenta accreta spectrum disorders. Int. JOG. 2018;140(3):332-7.
  • Collins S.L., Chantraine F., Morgan T.K., Jauniaux E. Abnormally adherent and invasive placenta: A spectrum disorder in need of a name. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018;51(2):165-6.
  • Bjurström J., Collins S.L., Langhoff-Roos J., Sundberg K., Jørgensen A., Duvekot J.J., Groenbeck L. Failed manual removal of the placenta after vaginal delivery. Arch Gyne Obs 2018;297(2):323-32.
  • Jauniaux E., Collins S.L., Burton G. Placenta accreta spectrum: pathophysiology and evidence-based anatomy for prenatal ultrasound imaging. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018;218(1):75-87.

Placental Biomedical Imaging Techniques

  • Looney P., Stevenson G., Collins S. 3D ultrasound file reading and coordinate transformations. Journal of Open Source Software 2019; 4(33):1063
  • Looney, P., Stevenson, G.N., Nicolaides, K.H., Plasencia, W., Molloholli, M., Natsis, S. and Collins, S.L. Fully automated, real-time 3D-ultrasound segmentation to estimate first trimester placental volume using deep learning. JCI Insight. 2018;3(11): Doi 10.1172/jci.insight.120178.
  • Stevenson G.N., Noble J.A., Welsh A.W., Impey L., Collins S.L. Automated Visualization and Quantification of Spiral Artery Blood Flow Entering the First-Trimester Placenta, Using 3-D Power Doppler Ultrasound. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2018;44(3):522-531.
  • Clark A.R., James J.L., Stevenson G.N., Collins S.L. Placenta. 2018;66:74-81.


  • The Oxford Specialist Handbook of Maternal Medicine. Edited by Frise. C & Collins S. In press with Oxford University Press.
  • The Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Second and Third Edition). Edited by: Collins S, Arulkumaran S, Hayes K, Jackson S & Impey L. Published by Oxford University Press.