Dr Ria Clarke
Dr Ria Clarke is an obstetrics and gynaecology registrar in the South of England.
Throughout her training, she has dedicated herself to learning how to amplify the voices of the individuals and families she cares for. Her clinical work involves training within the hospital environment to care for people with reproductive organs at formative periods in their lives. This includes incorporating medical and surgical interventions into a compassionate model of care.
Outside of the hospital environment, this passion has led to Dr Clarke presenting at international conferences about the impact of severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, and working with her alma mater to support non-traditional medical students to become doctors. Her most recent advocacy has focused on the racial disparities in maternal mortality between Black, white and Asian women, and baby loss. This has involved collaborations with agencies such as the BBC, the Positive Birth Company and the charity Tommys. She is currently a trustee for the charity Birthrights, and sits on Tommy’s Scientific Advisory Committee as an experienced clinician who also has lived experience of baby loss.
Balancing the demands of raising a family with such an emotionally charged job has equipped Dr Clarke with vital juggling skills, whilst also making her appreciate how important work-life balance is.
Dr Clarke is married with two children and when she isn’t working, she enjoys sewing, travel and learning about her heritage.
She can be found sharing her thoughts on medicine and parenthood at @thedoctormummy on Instagram, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org