Professional background

Jo Modder is a consultant obstetrician at UCLH. She is lead obstetrician for the UCLH diabetes maternity service and  audit lead for the Women's Health Division. 

She is clinical director (obstetrics) for the National Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health, where she is currently leading a UK-wide project on obesity in pregnancy. 

She is currently involved in a collaborative CEMACH/UCL research project on diabetic pregnancy.  

Research interests

  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Thyroid disorders in pregnancy

Dr Modder sees women with diabetes and thyroid disorders for preconception and antenatal care every Monday morning in the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing, UCLH.


Modder J. Diabetes in pregnancy: can we make a difference? BJOG 2008;115:419-420

Modder J (ed). Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health. Diabetes in pregnancy: are we providing the best care? Findings of a natiional enquiry: England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  CEMACH: London; 2007

Pierce M, Modder J. Outcomes of pregnancy in women with pre-gestational type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Practical Diabetes International 2006, 23:4, 145

Macintosh MCM, Fleming K, Bailey JA, Modder J, Acolet D, Golightly S. Miller A. Perinatal mortality and congenital anomalies in babies of women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland: population based study. BMJ 2006; 333:177 (22 July)

Modder J. The CEMACH Diabetes Report: what are the implications for health professionals? Update November 2005

Modder J. Pregnancy in women with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; increased perinatal mortality and poor preparation for pregnancy.  BJM October 2005.

Modder J, Fleming K. Antenatal prediction of fetal size in women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  J Obstet Gynaecol 2006 April; 26 (Suppl 1) S80

Acolet D, Elbourne D, McIntosh N, Weindling M, Korkodilos M, Haviland J, Modder J, Macintosh M. Project 27/28: enquiry into quality of neonatal care and its effect on the survival of babies born at 27-28 weeks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Pediatrics 2005.

Modder J. Learning lessons from 'Why Mothers Die' Br J Midwifery 2004: 12 (12):740-741

Modder J. Maternity services in 2002 for women with type 1 adn type 2 diabetes. Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health (CEMACH) 2004, London: RCOG Press