Dr Bonnie Ng, researcher's champion
Bonnie aims to engage with and be the voice of trainees and early career researchers to ensure that the academy’s plans are purposeful and suitable. She will also be involved in promoting training and career development opportunities across professions and specialties.
Research in reproductive health
Bonnie’s research focuses on the use of technological advances to improve outcomes and experiences for women who suffer from infertility or recurrent miscarriages. She aims to develop innovative methods for fertility assessment and ways to improve healthy lifestyle and behaviours around the time of conception.
She leads a randomised control trial (‘iPLAN’), assessing the effectiveness of an online personalised lifestyle coaching programme in modifying peri-conceptional behaviours.This is funded by the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre.
Bonnie is also performing qualitative research, exploring women’s and their partner’s views on current and novel methods of assessing fertility, funded by the NIHR.
Development of mentoring programmes
Bonnie is developing a mentorship programme for students at the University of Southampton on placement. She is interested in how mentoring can shape the experiences of medical students during a clinical attachment and whether it will help them prepare for future practice as a doctor.
Bonnie studied Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and achieved a BMedSci in Reproductive Biology, undertaking research at the Queen Mary’s Research Institute, Edinburgh. During this time, she received funding from the Wellcome Trust and also received the Intercalated Award from The Wolfson Foundation. She completed Foundation training in London, working in Ealing and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals.
She is now a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow at the Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton and in her second year of specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In 2016, Bonnie received the Wessex O&G junior trainee’s award.
She has been actively involved in the UK Medical Students’ Association (UKMSA), particularly in the development of integrated online learning resources and was the president of the organisation in 2014-2015.