The UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health


Nicole Minckas

Nicole Minckas, MSc is a Research Assistant and PhD candidate at the UCL Institute for Global Health. Her research background focuses on maternal and reproductive health, with an emphasis on prevention strategies and substandard clinical care during childbirth. She is now working on re-defining the way in which healthcare is delivered, with special attention on reproductive and women’s health. She has experience working with underserved Latin-American communities but is now expanding to East Africa and the MENA region on several research projects. She has further experience as an academic assisting in an array of courses such as Research Methods and Public Policy in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Research Methods and Evidence for Global Health at UCL (UK).


Belizán J; Minckas N, McClure E, Saleem, S, Moore J , Goudar, S; Esamai F; Patel A; Chomba E; Garces, A; Althabe, F; Harrison M; Krebs N;  Derman R;  Carlo W;  Liechty E; Hibberd PL; Buekens PJ; Goldenberg RL. Determining a safe minimum rate of cesarean section: A Global Network study. Accepted at Lancet Global Health; Manuscript: LANGLH-D-17-00452R3. (Waiting for publication)

Calderón M, Minckas N, Nuñez S, Ciapponi A. Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Latin America: A Systematic Review. Value in Health Regional Issues. 2018;17:126-34.

Rubashkin N., Minckas N. How should trainees respond in situations of obstetric violence. AMA Journal of Ethics. March 2018, Volume 20, Number 3: 238-246. doi: 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.03.ecas2-1803.

Seijo M, Minckas N, Cormick G,  Comandé D,  Ciapponi A,  Belizan JM.  Comparison of self-reported and directly measured weight and height among women of reproductive age: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica ScandinavicaFeb 2018. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13326

Cormick G., Minckas N., Belizán J. Chapter 33: Birth weight and fetal growth. In Global Maternal and Child Health. (2018) London, UK. Editors: Delan Devakumar, Jennifer Hall, Zeshan Qureshi, and Joy Lawn. 
Hernández-Vásquez A, Bendezú-Quispe G, Díaz-Seijas D, Santero M, Minckas N, Azañedo D, Antiporta DA. Spatial analysis of childhood overweight and obesity in Peru, 2004. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica. 2016, Issue 33 (3). doi:

Cormick G, Ciapponi A, Minckas N, Althabe F, Belizán JM. Calcium supplementation for weight reduction in overweight or obese people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD012268. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012268