Derek Tuffnell has been Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Bradford since 1994. He is also deputy Medical director and an Honorary Visiting Professor in Obstetrics -Bradford University. His research interests are of all aspects of maternity care particularly High Risk pregnancy (diabetes and hypertension/pre-eclampsia). He is a member of NICE Guideline Development Group for Intrapartum Care and Hypertension in Pregnancy.

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Farrar D.; Bryant M.; Sheldon T.A.; Simmonds M.; Lawlor D.A.; Dunne F.; Tuffnell D., (2017). Risk factor screening to identify women requiring oral glucose tolerance testing to diagnose gestational diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis and analysis of two pregnancy cohorts. PLoS ONE, 12(4), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175288,
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Farrar D.; Santorelli G.; Tuffnell D.; Sheldon T.; Lawlor D.; Macdonald-Wallis C., (2017). The influence of ethnicity on blood pressure trajectories in pregnancy: Analysis using data from the born in bradford cohort. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; 13. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.14585,
Petherick ES, Fairley L, Parslow RC, McEachan R, Tuffnell D, Pickett KE, Leon D, Lawlor DA, Wright J., (2016). Ethnic differences in the clustering and outcomes of health behaviours during pregnancy: results from the Born in Bradford cohort.. Journal of public health DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdw098, PMID: 27614098,
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Farrar D.; Santorelli G.; Lawlor D.; Macdonald-Wallis C.; Tuffnell D.; Sheldon T., (2016). Antenatal blood pressure change by BMI category: Analysis using data from the Born in Bradford cohort. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 34. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech-2016-208064.217,
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Farrar D.; Santorelli G.; Lawlor D.; Macdonald-Wallis C.; Tuffnell D.; Sheldon T., (2016). Blood pressure change across pregnancy in white European and south Asian women: Analysis using data from the born in Bradford cohort. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 22.
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Farrar D, Fairley L, Santorelli G, Tuffnell D, Sheldon TA, Wright J, van Overveld L, Lawlor DA., (2015). Association between hyperglycaemia and adverse perinatal outcomes in south Asian and white British women: analysis of data from the Born in Bradford cohort.. The lancet. Diabetes and Endocrinology, 3(10), 795-804. DOI: 10.1016/S2213-8587(15)00255-7, PMID: 26355010,
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Norris T, Johnson W, Farrar D, Tuffnell D, Wright J, Cameron N., (2015). Small-for-gestational age and large-for-gestational age thresholds to predict infants at risk of adverse delivery and neonatal outcomes: are current charts adequate? An observational study from the Born in Bradford cohort.. BMJ Open, 5(3), 006743. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006743, PMID: 25783424,
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Petherick ES, Tuffnell D, Wright J., (2014). Experiences and outcomes of maternal Ramadan fasting during pregnancy: results from a sub-cohort of the Born in Bradford birth cohort study.. BMC Pregnancy and childbrith, 14(1), 355. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-335, PMID: 25261183,
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Farrar D, Fairley L, Wright J, Tuffnell D, Whitelaw D, Lawlor DA., (2014). Evaluation of the impact of universal testing for gestational diabetes mellitus on maternal and neonatal health outcomes: a retrospective analysis.. BMC pregnancy and childbirth, 14(1), 317. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-317, PMID: 25199524,
Norris T, Tuffnell D, Wright J, Cameron N., (2014). Modelling foetal growth in a bi-ethnic sample: results from the Born in Bradford (BiB) birth cohort.. Annals of human biology, 41(6), 481-7. DOI: 10.3109/03014460.2014.882412, PMID: 24564820,
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Lawlor DA, West J, Fairley L, Nelson SM, Bhopal RS, Tuffnell D, Freeman DJ, Wright J, Whitelaw DC, Sattar N., (2014). Pregnancy glycaemia and cord-blood levels of insulin and leptin in Pakistani and white British mother-offspring pairs: findings from a prospective pregnancy cohort.. Diabetologia, 57(12), 2492-500. DOI: 10.1007/s00125-014-3386-6, PMID: 25273345,
Whitelaw DC, Scally AJ, Tuffnell D, Davies TJ, Fraser WD, Bhopal RS, Wright J, Lawlor DA., (2014). Associations of circulating calcium and 25-hydroxyvitamin D with glucose metabolism in pregnancy: a cross-sectional study in European and South Asian women.. The journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 99(3), 938-46. DOI: 10.1210/jc.2013-2896, PMID: 24423329,
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Bryant M, Santorelli G, Lawlor DA, Farrar D, Tuffnell D, Bhopal R, Wright J., (2014). A comparison of South Asian specific and established BMI thresholds for determining obesity prevalence in pregnancy and predicting pregnancy complications: findings from the Born in Bradford cohort.. International journey of obesity, 38(3), 444-50. DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2013.117, PMID: 23797188,
Pedersen M, Giorgis-Allemand L, Bernard C, Aguilera I, Andersen AM, Ballester F, Beelen RM, Chatzi L, Cirach M, Danileviciute A, Dedele A, Eijsden Mv, Estarlich M, Fernández-Somoano A, Fernández MF, Forastiere F, Gehring U, Grazuleviciene R, Gruzieva O, Heude B, Hoek G, de Hoogh K, van den Hooven EH, Håberg SE, Jaddoe VW, Klümper C, Korek M, Krämer U, Lerchundi A, Lepeule J, Nafstad P, Nystad W, Patelarou E, Porta D, Postma D, Raaschou-Nielsen O, Rudnai P, Sunyer J, Stephanou E, Sørensen M, Thiering E, Tuffnell D, Varró MJ, Vrijkotte TG, Wijga A, Wilhelm M, Wright J, Nieuwenhuijsen MJ, Pershagen G, Brunekreef B, Kogevinas M, Slama R., (2013). Ambient air pollution and low birthweight: a European cohort study (ESCAPE).. The lancet. The respiratory medicine, 1(9), 695-704. DOI: 10.1016/S2213-2600(13)70192-9, PMID: 24429273,
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Wright J.; Raynor P.; Tuffnell D.; Fairley L.; Petherick E.S.; Waiblinger D.; West J.; Small N.; Bhopal R.; Cameron N.; A Lawlor D.; Parslow R.; Pickett K.E., (2013). Cohort profile: The born in bradford multi-ethnic family cohort study. International Journal of Epidemiology, 42(4), 978-991. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dys112, PMID: 23064411,
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Petherick, E; Parslow, R; McKinney, P; Tufnell, D; Leon, D; Raynor, Pauline; Lawlor, D; Wright, J, (2010). P13 Association of prenatal and postnatal smoking and alcohol consumption on birth weight in the white British population in Bradford: preliminary findings from the born in Bradford study.. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech.2010.120477.13,