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Jenny Chambers

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Jenny Chambers

Chief Executive and Founder

ICP Support

Jenny Chambers originally trained as a Building Society Manager. Her career path radically changed after she was given the diagnosis of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) following a second stillbirth.

She established a support and information line for women with ICP in 1992 and began working to raise awareness of what was then a little known condition. She collaborated with researchers in the field of ICP and was subsequently employed at Imperial College London to help implement Professor Catherine Williamson’s research studies and to recruit women to research. She undertook her counselling training at Birmingham University in 2003 and for a time taught counselling at a local college of further education. She also worked as an implications counsellor at a local fertility centre, but gave this up to focus on the research and charity work.

In 2012 she formally registered the support line as a charity – ICP Support – and in 2017 after lengthy consultation with the Charity Commission she was approved as CEO of the charity. She now works part-time at Imperial College London/King’s College London and at ICP Support. She has written several articles on ICP for the midwifery press and wrote the i-learn training module on ICP for the Royal College of Midwives (RCM).

She has two grown-up sons and in her spare time is an enthusiastic blogger!

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