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Doctor Danielle Schoenaker

Doctor Danielle Schoenaker

 BSc, MSc, FHEA, PhD
Postdoc Career Track Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Preconception health
  • Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
  • Maternal, paternal and child health

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Address: Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road Shirley, SO16 6YD (View in Google Maps)


Dr Danielle Schoenaker is a Research Fellow in the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education at the University of Southampton.

She holds BSc and MSc degrees in nutrition and epidemiology, and was awarded her PhD in maternal health from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2017. Following two short-term positions in Melbourne and Wollongong, Danielle joined the University of Southampton in 2020.

Danielle’s programme of work is focussed on the health and wellbeing of women and men leading up to pregnancy, and aims to inform how this may be improved to benefit the health of future mothers, fathers and their children. She uses a range of research approaches including synthesis of existing evidence, new analysis of large national datasets, and involvement of patients/public, healthcare and policy stakeholders. Danielle works closely with members of the UK Preconception Partnership and with the Lifecourse Intelligence team at the UK government Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.

Danielle is passionate about supporting students and early- and mid-career researchers through her roles as chair of the UK Preconception EMCR Network and member of the executive committee for the Health in Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Early- and Mid- Career Researcher International Collective (HiPPP EMR-C).

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