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Ms Diane Nzelu

Consultant in Maternal – Fetal medicine BSc MBChB MD MRCOG

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Ms Diane Nzelu


Ms Diane Nzelu is a Consultant in Maternal – Fetal medicine.  She is currently based at UCLH as the Obstetric Lead for the North Central London Maternal medicine network. Ms Nzelu completed her subspecialist training in Maternal – Fetal medicine and an advanced training module in the management of labour ward at UCLH.   

Throughout her training, Ms Nzelu has gained a breadth of experience in the management of medically complex pregnancies, with a focus on offering a client-centred individualised package of care.   

She completed her medical training at Warwick University following a first-class undergraduate degree in Medical Microbiology at Edinburgh University.   

Ms Nzelu then undertook her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the South London Deanery during which she completed her MD thesis at King’s College Hospital.   

Her special interest and research are primarily in hypertensive conditions of pregnancies, with over 15 publications and two book chapters published in this area. Ms Nzelu was appointed as an honorary senior lecturer at KCL and uses her strong foundation in research to develop evidence-based best practice.   

Finally, Ms Nzelu has a passion for participating in global maternal health strategies and is working together with the Ministry of Health in Uganda to establish shared learning pathways between institutions in the UK and abroad.    

Medical Qualifications/Specialisations

BSc(Hons) 1st class, University of Edinburgh, 2005 

MBChB, Warwick University, 2009  

MRCOG, 2015 

MD (research thesis), King’s College London, 2022 

Services offered

Preconceptual counselling  

Anomaly Scans

Uterine artery Doppler screening 

Cervical length assessment 

Growth scans 

Placental localisation 

Antenatal education and Obstetric consultations  


Nzelu D et al. First trimester screening for pre-eclampsia and targeted aspirin prophylaxis: a cost-effectiveness cohort study. BJOG. 2023  

Kametas NA, Nzelu D, Nicolaides KH. Chronic hypertension and superimposed preeclampsia: screening and diagnosis. AJOG. 2022 


Martin A, Nzelu D et al. A comparison of techniques to disimpact the fetal head on a second stage caesearean simulator. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2022  

 Nzelu D et al. X-linked sideroblastic anaemia in a female fetus: a case report and a literature review. BMC Medical Genomics. 2021  

Jakes A, Wade J, Vowles Z, Seed PT, Shennan AH, Chappell LC, Nzelu D. Validation of the BPro radial pulse waveform acquisition device in pregnancy and gestational hypertensive disorders. Blood Pressure Monitoring. 2021. 

Dumitrascu‐Biris D, Nzelu D et al. Chronic hypertension in pregnancy stratified by first‐trimester blood pressure control and adverse perinatal outcomes: A prospective observational study. Acta. 2021. 


Nzelu D et al. First trimester inflammatory mediators in women with chronic hypertension. Acta. 2020. 

Nzelu D et al. First trimester serum angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors in women with chronic hypertension for the prediction of preeclampsia. AJOG. 2020 

Nzelu D et al. Severe hypertension, preeclampsia and small for gestational age in women with chronic hypertension diagnosed before and during pregnancy. Pregnancy Hypertension. 2018  


Nzelu D et al. Chronic hypertension: first-trimester blood pressure control and likelihood of severe hypertension, preeclampsia, and small for gestational age. AJOG. 2018 

Nzelu D et al. Pregnancy outcomes in women with previous gestational hypertension: A cohort study to guide counselling and management. Pregnancy hypertension. 2018 

Abbud L, Nzelu D et al. Validation of the Omron HBP-1300 in pregnancy for medium-arm and large-arm circumferences according to the British Hypertension Society protocol. Blood Pressure Monitoring. 2018. 

Clark K, Snowball O, Nzelu D et al. Validation of the Microlife WatchBP Home blood pressure device in pregnancy for medium and large arm circumferences. Blood Pressure Monitoring. 2018. 

Nzelu D et al. An inaccurate automated device negatively impacts the diagnosis and treatment of gestational hypertension. Pregnancy Hypertension. 2017. 

James L, Nzelu D et al. Validation of the Omron MIT Elite blood pressure device in a pregnant population with large arm circumference. Blood Pressure Monitoring. 2017. 

Hay A, Ayis S, Nzelu D et al. Validation of the Withings BP-800 in pregnancy and impact of maternal characteristics on the accuracy of blood pressure measurement. Pregnancy Hypertension. 2016. 

Special Professional Interests

Medical complications in pregnancy  

First trimester screening for preeclampsia  

Diagnosis and management of hypertensive conditions in pregnancy  

Screening and prevention of preterm birth  

Non-invasive prenatal testing 

Global maternal health  

Placental insufficiency and management of fetal growth restriction  

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